Sunday, June 12, 2011

Happy . . . Leona Lewis

















The song with a beautiful message about taking chances in life to seize happiness was the lead single for Leona Lewis' second studio album Echo, released in September 2009.

The song "Happy" was promoted in the television programs America's Got Talent, The X Factor and on the VH1 Divas concert in 2009. 

It debuted at number 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US . . . in the UK, it debuted and peaked at number 2 . . . reaching the top ten in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Japan and Switzerland. 








Happy | Lyrics
Written by Leona Lewis, Ryan Tedder, Evan Bogart

Someone once told me that you have to choose
What you win or lose
You can't have everything
Don't you take chances
Might feel the pain
Don't you love in vain
Cause love won't set you free
I can't stand by the side
And watch this life pass me by
So unhappy
But safe as could be

[Chorus:]
So what if it hurts me?
So what if I break down?
So what if this world just throws me off the edge
My feet run out of ground
I gotta find my place
I wanna hear my sound
Don't care about all the pain in front of me
Cause i'm just trying to be happy, yeah
Just wanna be happy, yeah

[Verse 2:]
Holding on tightly
Just can't let it go
Just trying to play my role
Slowly disappear, ohh
But all these days, they feel like they're the same
Just different faces, different names
Get me out of here
I can't stand by your side, ohh no
And watch this life pass me by, pass me by

[Chorus:]
So what if it hurts me?
So what if I break down?
So what if this world just throws me off the edge
My feet run out of ground
I gotta find my place
I wanna hear my sound
Don't care about all the pain in front of me
Cause I'm just trying to be happy, ohh, happy, ohh

[Bridge:]
So any turns that I can't see,
like I'm a stranger on this road
But don't say victim
Don't say anything

[Chorus:]
So what if it hurts me?
So what if I break down?
So what if this world just throws me off the edge
My feet run out of ground
I gotta find my place
I wanna hear my sound
Don't care about all the pain in front of me

[Outro:]
I just wanna be happy
Ohh, yeah, happy, ohh, happy
I just wanna be, ohh
I just wanna be happy
Ohh, happy 




A video of Leona Lewis' interview about the song from Billboard . . .












2 comments:

Dolly's Daily Diary said...

I love this, thanks for sharing, I haven't heard of it till now :)
Janet

Christy @ scrink.com said...

Happy! Yay! I love Leona Lewis and Happy makes her even better!