HAPPINESS

The entire The Fray album is excellent, both lyrically and musically. I could listen to it all day long (ok, right now I do). My favorite songs are “You Found Me,” and the album closer, “Happiness.”

I listened to “Happiness” just once before I thought of a friend of mine and how we both wrestle with this beast. I love it when I listen to a song and it brings me to a person, place, a sigh, a conversation or confession. I think this song will be a favorite of mine for years to come, just because of how much takes hold of me even when I’m not listening to it.

Happiness isn’t a given, it’s a choice. It’s not a feeling, or a right, or person, or a thing. I believe happiness is something that happens when I choose hope and let it lead me to places I could never dream of on my own. Before happiness, there must be hope, and before I can choose happiness, I must choose hope.

Happiness…Look for it and you’ll never find it all
But let it go, live your life and leave it
Then one day you’ll wake up and she’ll be home

HAPPINESS
(Isaac Slade/The Fray)

Happiness was just outside my window
I thought it’d crash blowing eighty miles an hour
But happiness is a little more like knocking
On your door, 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
And 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
But happiness has a violent roar

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s