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HAPPY (Fontanelle)

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The first track on the new FONTANELLE album.

HAPPY Key - Am
Happy is the anvil as the hammer strikes the blade (AM)
A fleeting spark that fades as the memory is made (G)
Happy is the spark when the hammer strikes the steel (F)
Before the spit has sizzled into a vapor trail (Am)
And happy is the planner, someday (E)
And happy is the guitar never locked up in it’s case. (Am)

Happy is the close up, on a scene
When you pull the camera back reality is mean.
Happy is that moment before the dawn of grief
Captured in the memory, a moment of relief
Happy is forgetting the ninety nine percent
Holding to the moment, no matter where it went

Happy is an instant remembered as a time
Captured in a moment and sealed within a rhyme
Happiness, a flashbulb splashed upon our face
That blinds us to the context, confusing time and place
Happiness is deadly when we bow before it’s thrown
Dressed up as an apple but it’s really an unknown

You said you wanted happiness as tho it was a state
To be independent as tho there’s such a place
When lies tell lies to lies it’s easy to get lost
Collateral damage is the cost
Happy is the battle, before the blood is drawn
Lost there in the struggle with the will to carry on

Happy is the snap shot between the light and dark
Revealing as a sunrise on a carnival park
Happiness as passing as the Ferris Wheel’s view
The future in the distance and holding hands with you
Happiness is vital, but happiness is fruit
Without the tree of knowledge happiness is moot

Words and music by James Michael Taylor

(C) 2012 Royal T Music.

terrysongs's avatar
terrysongs said

Happy, happy, happy...Grin

Guest said

"holding to the moment, no matter where it went." I like that!

Guest said

Excellent lyrics, clearly delivered at breakneck speed. Superb! This album is really great, the tracks are well written, performed and it's clear a lot of fun was had putting it together. A jolly good listen.