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Happy
Song

Happy

Pharrell Williams
Album:
Girl

Song Meaning of Happy by Pharrell Williams, and what it is about


The lyrics to this song explore a narrator’s struggle with finding happiness and contentment in their everyday life. It is a reminder that even through tough times, one should still strive for happiness. The pre-chorus suggests regret and loss over past mistakes, while the chorus emphasizes happiness as the ultimate goal.


A sense of self-absorption permeates throughout the song, revealing the artist’s constant focus on their own pain and suffering. They are consumed with lingering demons, forgotten traumas, and unresolved issues. They even recall regretful moments such as avoiding phone calls and saying hurtful words to loved ones. The narrator is tired of being trapped in their own personal hell and is pleading for help to break free from their emotional prison.


The song has achieved great success, reaching No. 1 in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and 19 other nations. In the US, it was the song that sold the most copies in 2014.


Song Lyrics of Happy by Pharrell Williams


It might seem crazy what I'm about to say

Sunshine she's here, you can take a break

I'm a hot air balloon that could go to space

With the air, like I don't care, baby, by the way

 

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do

 

Here come bad news, talking this and that (Yeah!)

Well, give me all you got, don't hold it back (Yeah!)

Well, I should probably warn you I'll be just fine (Yeah!)

No offense to you

Don't waste your time, here's why

 

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do

 

Bring me down

Can't nothing bring me down

My level's too high to bring me down

Can't nothing bring me down, I said

Bring me down

Can't nothing bring me down

My level's too high to bring me down

Can't nothing bring me down, I said

 

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do

 

Bring me down

Can't nothing bring me down

My level's too high to bring me down

Can't nothing bring me down, I said

 

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you

(Because I'm happy)

Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do

Release Date

2013

Songwriter/s

Pharrell Williams

Producer/s

Pharrell Williams

Label/s

Back Lot Music, i Am Other, Columbia

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