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Happy House Lyrics

She tries not to shatter
Kaleidoscope style
Personality changes behind her red smile
Every new problem brings a stranger inside
Helplessly forcing one more new disguise

Christine, the strawberry girl
Christine, banana split lady
Christine, the strawberry girl
Christine, banana split lady

Singing sweet savages lost in our world
This big-eyed girl sees her faces unfurl
Now she's in purple, now she's the turtle
Disintegrating
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Jan 29, 2002
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I always thought that this song is about escapism, about people, who prefer to "pretend that there is no hell", "keeping themselves doped with religion and sex and TV", 'cause thay don't want to see the truth. "It's safe and calm if you sing along", close your eyes, stop thinking. They are afraid of reality, afraid of everything "extraordinary", so they won't let you into their happy little world if you are seem not to be like others, but if you'll reject your personality and say "yes", they will be happy to see you in the Happy House.

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Civilization! what a good time had by all. If you are discontent, stay outside.

I'm afreud you've been reading "Civilization and its Discontents" again. Naughty naughty.

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To me, it's about the happiness feeling being forced throat down in somenone.The happiness is somewhat fake in this song. Some totalitary system is installed and the government wants to make that people be happy and satisfied with all suffering and oppression caused by the people. It seems an hymn made by the minor that holds all the power to all the popullation,like the people in Orwell's 1984, mainly the proles.It's my interpretation of the song, the "escapism and finding a happy place" or and "asylum" theories make more sense.

In fact, The happy feeling could be provide by a drug like soma (Brave New World, Huxley), making the "Totalitary System" theory of mine less nonsense.

I forget the "Christine" song that speaks of mental disease. But i like to think that way above.

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this song is sexy

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Did anyone else notice that these are the wrong lyrics for this song? These are the lyrics:

This is the happy house, we're happy here in the happy house Oh, it's such fun, fun, fun We've come to play in the happy house And waste a day in the happy house, it never rains, never rains

We've come to scream in the happy house We're in a dream in the happy house We're all quite sane, sane, sane This is the happy house-we're happy here

There's room for you if you say "I do" But don't say no or you'll have to go We've done no wrong with our blinkers on It's safe and calm if you sing along, sing along, sing along

This is the happy house, we're happy here in the happy house To forget ourselves and pretend all's well There is no hell

I'm looking through your window I'm looking through your window

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the 80's were a period of make-believe, weren't they?

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yay :D

at the end of it doesn\'t it say something like \"we\'re looking through your window\"?

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dances I sang this song once in talent show with my brother ^_^

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Recently it occured to me that this song might be about drugs. It makes sense, especially with the lyric "but don't say no or you'll have to go"; and another thing is that the song isn't really 'happy' all the way through, there are some distorted and creepy parts.

Any thoughts on this?

@valnmu Not disagreeing but there are just so many drug-based interpretations of lyrics which have nothing to do with drugs that the chances of this being so are small.

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valnmu, you interpretation is a good one. but i think this song is about an asylum...hence the title, "Happy House." the way that its sung gives it sort of a "creepy-insane" feeling, which adds to my interpretation. read through the lyrics again, but with a loony bin in mind. makes some sense now, huh?

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