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The Fray – Happiness lyrics

Happiness is just outside my window
Would it crash blowing 80-miles an hour?
Or is happiness a little more like knocking
On your door, and you just let it in?

Happiness feels a lot like sorrow
Let it be, you can't make it come or go
But you are gone- not for good but for now
Gone for now feels a lot like gone for good

Happiness is a firecracker sitting on my headboard
Happiness was never mine to hold
Careful child, light the fuse and get away
'Cause happiness throws a shower of sparks

Happiness damn near destroys you
Breaks your faith to pieces on the floor
So you tell yourself, that's enough for now
Happiness has a violent roar

Happiness is like the old man told me
Look for it, but you'll never find it all
But let it go, live your life and leave it
Then one day, wake up and she'll be home
Home, home, home

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Happiness meanings

  • d
    I never thought anyone could ever write a depressing song about happiness, but here it is.

    I can agreee with it wholeheartedly since I personally experienced how happiness can crush you if it's not your own (Happiness damn near destroys you, breaks your faith to pieces on the floor) or when you remember the the times when you were happy but you no longer are (Light the fuse and get away, 'cause happiness throws a shower of sparks)

    But in the same time, casing after happiness won't get you anywhere. When it's your time, it will come to you.

    I love how they personalized Happiness by calling her she.
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  • k
    The Fray has this wonderful ability to name the things with their right names. A slow and pleasant song about such a simple thing as Happiness, which many people are today looking for. Including me. I think, that many of us would find ourselves in these lyrics. Happiness is so hard to get. I guess, theres just one way. Do not stop trying, always grabbing her, when you have the chance, aim for your goal and don't be afraid.
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