Happy Song

Story Behind The Song

Native islander working in the tourist industry is lonely after he meets and falls in love with a tourist girl, who, a short time later, must leave to go back home. He is sad and simply wants to hear a "happy song" to cheer him up. Later, he is surprised to have his spirits lifted by more than just a song.

Song Description

Upbeat song in singer-songwriter/pop style with an island/ska feel.

Song Length 4:11 Genre Pop - Alternative, Pop - General
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Content, Heartbreaking Subject Long, Paradise
Similar Artists Jimmy Buffett Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Happy Song
by Brad Adams (2009)

VERSE

She blessed my eyes sunning by the hotel pool
And flashed a smile at me so I thought I'd play it cool
I used a line I'd heard in some romantic movie
When she tried not to laugh, I knew that she must like me
We walked on the beach and fell in love that night
Then she kissed my cheek and left to catch a morning flight
Why didn't it last [PRE-CHORUS]
It happened so fast
I wasn't thinking straight
With a little more time
I could have made her mine
And now it's too late, so

CHORUS
I want to hear a happy song
Try to forget that my girl is gone
I know this place is where I belong
But I'm alone in paradise

I want to hear a happy song
Try to forget that my girl is gone
I'm feeling better and it won't be long
Until I'm feeling alright

VERSE
Another season and once again I'm all alone
Just a lonely local when the tourists all go home
But the golden sun has almost got me smiling
Reminding me of why, I stay here on this island
Sound checks from the band fills this empty teki bar
Mr. Reggaeman won't you try to heal my hurting heart
You've got to say yes [PRE-CHORUS]
To a special request
For a musical cure
Let the music play
Take me away
From all my thoughts of her

CHORUS
I want to hear a happy song
Try to forget that my girl is gone
I know this place is where I belong
But I'm alone in paradise

I want to hear a happy song
Try to forget that my girl is gone
I'm feeling better and it won't be long
Until I'm feeling alright

BRIDGE
I closed my eyes to take in the fresh island air
When I opened them, she was standing right there
Laughing playfully like the first time that we met
Now I've got everything and nothing to forget, but

CHORUS
I want to hear a happy song
And share the music all day long
My girl came back to where she belongs
Here with me in paradise

I want to hear a happy song
And share the music all day long
We're back together so I'm feeling strong
Everything's gonna be alright
Everything's gonna be alright
Everything's gonna be alright. . . .








Lyrics Bradley Adams Music Bradley Adams
Publisher Open Label N/A

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