Happiness Is Nigh

Story Behind The Song


Song Description


Song Length 4:14 Genre World - Reggae/Caribbean
Similar Artists Bob Marley And The Wailers



I see a lady hanging laundry on the line
she has a house of kids competing for her time
she hits the bottle to endure the daily grind
each day she grows a little colder

She has a husband who is working overtime
And after that he meets the gang at Clementine's
he's out the door by six and rarely home by nine
he doesn't see his kids grow older

Oh, don't you know, that happiness is nigh
anyone, any day... can find it
It's oh so close, you can get there if you try
Don't live your life one step behind it

I see a yuppie stuffing powder up his nose
he drives a Beamer in Fioravanti clothes
but he's not happy with the ritzy life he chose
and thinks more money is the answer

Repeat Chorus

Guitar Solo

I see a hobo with a park bench for a place
all dressed in rags and he's had little food for days
but he gets through it with a smile across his face
and everybody thinks him crazy

I think he knew that happiness was nigh
I think he found a way... to find it
and even you can get there if you try
don't live your life one step behind it

Repeat Chorus

Lyrics Mike Hyden Music Mike Hyden
Producer Neil Ebanks

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