Sunday, November 1, 2009


The Fray has such an amazing sound; and such beautiful lyrics.
I truly admire their work. This is a song off their latest album "The Fray" and the song is called "Happiness".
It's basically singing how happiness can be a curse or a blessing. 
The end verse is so versatile; singing about how "she'll be home". 
You can personify happiness here, or maybe he's singing about someone he's lost, and how the entire song he's comparing "happiness" to nothing but things that destroy you or tear you down BECAUSE he's lost this person he loves.

But, "let it go, live your life and leave it; then one day, wake up and she'll be home."

The song is beautiful to me, in a sort of bitter sweet, hopeful, haunting way, if those three can possibly be twined together. :)

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 probably 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.


Cheryl said...

That was really haunting and bitter sweet. :/ But I liked it though! ^^ It really made me think. :) Happiness is a strange thing... << XD

Meghan said...

Haha, I found it randomly but fell in love with it instantly. : )

The Fray has suuuuch amazing lyrics.