"Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare)" as written by and Michael Stroud Evan Mast....
Crush a bit, little bit
Roll it up, take a hit
Feeling lit, feeling right
2 A-M, summer night, I don't care
Hand on the wheel
Driving drunk I'm doing my thang
Rolling in the midwest side now
Living my life, getting our dreams
People told me slow my roll
I'm screaming out fuck that
I'm a do just what I want
Looking ahead no turning back
If I fall if I die
Know I lived it to the fullest
If I fall if I die
Know I lived and missed some bullets

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know
Everything that's shine ain't always gonna be gold (hey)
I'll be fine once I get it, get it in, I'll be good

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know
Everything that's shine ain't always gonna be gold (hey)
I'll be fine once I get it, get it in, I'll be good

Tell me what you know about dreamin' (dreamin')
You ain't really know bout nothin' (nothin')
Tell me what you know about the night terrors every night
5 A-M cold sweats, waking up to the sky
Tell me what you know about dreams (dreams)
Tell me what you know about night terrors nothin'
You don't really care about the trials of tomorrow
Rather lay awake in the bed full of sorrow

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know
Everything that's shine ain't always gonna be gold (hey)
I'll be fine once I get it, get it in, I'll be good

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know
Everything that's shine ain't always gonna be gold (hey)
I'll be fine once I get it, get it in, I'll be good

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know
Everything that's shine ain't always gonna be gold (hey)
I'll be fine once I get it, get it in, I'll be good

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know
Everything that's shine ain't always gonna be gold (hey)
I'll be fine once I get it, get it in, I'll be good

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know
Everything that's shine ain't always gonna be gold (hey)
I'll be fine once I get it, get it in, I'll be good

Pursuit of happiness
Yeah, I'm a get it, I'll be, good
Ugh
Oh man
Oh alright
Oh, room is spinning, room is spinning
Pat, Zule, where, oh fuck
Oh my God
Why did I drink so much and smoke so much oh


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"Pursuit of Happiness [Nightmare]" as written by Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi Evan Peter Mast

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  • +1
    My Interpretationi think its about drugs too. in the beginning he talks about taking a hit, which is taking drugs. Then in the second verse he talks about night terrors:

    'Tell me what you know about them night terrors every night
    5 am cold sweats wakin' up to the skies'

    That could be him coming down from drugs and having cold sweats and night terrors from the withdrawl. he then goes on to say:

    'Tell me what you know about night terrors, nothin'

    Which is his explanation that we dont know what its like during his withdrawls, so thats why he keeps taking drugs, so he doesnt have to experience them.

    Also it sounds like he says that he'd rather lay awake in the BATH full of sorrow, not on the path full of sorrow :S. but that is probably just me hearing it wrong lol
    andoooon December 31, 2009   Link

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