"Happy the Man" as written by and Robert James Smith....
I'll never understand
(Come closer and I'll whisper)
Who was that standing in the rain?
If only I could, if only I could remember
What he said
(And how it all began)

Happy the man
With the face that smiles
Happy the man
With the face that smiles

But it has to have a name
(Something strong, something faithful, something pure)
How does he look so safe?

He'll never, he'll never turn away
Happy the man
He'll never turn away
Happy the man
Happy the man
Happy the man


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"Happy the Man" as written by Robert James Smith

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    General Commentdude. Caps off please. And this song isnt about drugs.
    deadlyaestheticxon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis one is anybody's guess. I'll be the first one to say I don't know for sure. There seems to be no "from the horses mouth" answer from Smith. As a guess I would say Robert ran into someone who was deep in their own convictions, enough to be so certain that all the things in life were sussed out for them, therefore quite happy. Smith, being the freethinker was probably fascinated by this self-assured belief and captivated in some way by things that were said, kind of wishing he could remember the prolific words that were said after the fact because they sort of made sense at the time. Then again, under the influence of drink or drug, things may seem very prolific and interesting over dull mundane life and this is mere contemplation after the event. This also hints at people who proselytize their religious beliefs, being "strong", "faithful", "pure", etc. Smith being an atheist like many others could be just saying he'll never understand how people could firmly believe so securely their theology without evidence.
    DeityFreeColaon January 25, 2018   Link
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    jancsibohocon March 03, 2005   Link

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