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Verse 1:
Someone once told me that you have to choose
What you win or lose
You can't have everything
Don't cha take chances
Might feel the pain
Don't cha love in vain
Cause love won't set you free
I could stand by the side
And watch this life pass me by
So unhappy
But safe as could be

Chorus:
So what if it hurts me?
So what if I break down?
So what if this world just throws me off the edge
My feet run out of ground
I gotta find my place
I wanna hear my sound
Don't care about all the pain in front of me
I'm just trying to be happy, yeah
Just wanna be happy, yeah

Verse 2:
Holding on tightly
Just can't let it go
Just trying to play my role
Slowly disappear, ohh
All these days I feel like they're the same
Just different faces, different names
Get me outta here
I can't stand by your side, ohh no
Watch this life pass me by, pass me by

Chorus:
So what if it hurts me?
So what if I break down?
So what if this world just throws me off the edge
My feet run out of ground
I gotta find my place
I wanna hear my sound
Don't care about all the pain in front of me
I'm just trying to be happy, ohh, happy, ohh

Bridge:
So many terms that I can't see
Like I'm a stranger on this road
But don't say victim
Don't say anything

Chorus:
So what if it hurts me?
So what if I break down?
So what if this world just throws me off the edge
My feet run out of ground
I gotta find my place
I wanna hear my sound
Don't care about all the pain in front of me

Outro:
I just wanna be happy
Ohh, yeah, happy, ohh, happy
I just wanna be, ohh
I just wanna be happy
Ohh, happy



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    SEXII10Nov 20, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    This song really let's you know that you don't need anyody to make you happy in order for you to be happy you can be happy all by yourself, sometimes we need to stop focusing on trying to make others happy and always exclude yourself out of the happiness. Its all about you at the end of the day, you got yourself nobody else but yourself. In oder for you to know you, you have to know how to make yourself happy and not worry about anything or anybody else.
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    mcsin_07Jan 23, 2010 at 2:09 am
    This song reminds me that if loving a person who isn't anymore happy in your arms need to set free. And I happen to be in that situation. But I jst cnt let go. I love this person so much. I took the risks. I forgave him for loving another girl before. But now, he got jealous because I'm tasked to dance with my ex on a stage. I mean cum'on it's just a dance and nothing else. Just for that he can't forgive me coz it hurts.
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    fewbJan 17, 2010 at 5:12 am
    Have you been to a situation when you have to choose between you future and your happiness? I'm in the sme situatiin right now. At first I was about to choose on studying again for a better future in different country. And as I continue I felt stressed and bothered with thing. Felt unhappy with what I'm doing. Might because of one thing I regret. Choosing something I thought I would be happy for. My boyfriend use to ask me about marriege. After that decissions he didn't ask me about it anymore. Now, since its not to late for me. I choose to be happy with one thing that makes me complete. I just wanted to have a simple life but happy.
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    spunkeeJan 14, 2010 at 12:43 am
    The song and the music video are wonderful. In my own the understandig, the song tells that in love, we risk everything to be happy even along with it is pain. You will feel the true meaning of happines when you are with each other. You are happy when you laugh together, happy when you hold hands, when you hug. But how about when you are not with him and you perfectly know that he is with the arms of somebody else. In the arms of someone whom he truly loves. It is painful, it hurts. But you are willing to swallow the truth and all the pain just to make your self feel happy. How ironic!
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    nutnbutwildDec 19, 2009 at 6:07 pm
    This is what it means. I was in the very same situation. This girl is looking for Happiness. Hince, I just want to be happy lyric. I found a wonderful man who was involved with another woman. He lead me to feel like we could be together. We had that spark, that attraction but he was already in love with another woman. He lived with her and had just taken back her ring he gave her because he didn't want to marry her. That is when we started seeing eachother. He never left her. He broke up with me a year and half later to marry her. All I wanted was to be happy and I dealt with the pain of knowing they were together but survived on the hope he would choose me in the end. Yeah, it hurt and I did break down but rightfully so. Knowing the man I loved had gotten married shortly after he broke up with me. Killed me. So as in her song. I stood by watching it happen it was my choice so don't call me a victim. Just like her. She knew what she was getting into. I'm 35 years old. I have been there!

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