Lyrics to
Happy

Released by The Carpenters in 1975
From the Album: Horizon |

This version of Happy was released by The Carpenters in 1975.

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I’ve played the game of love before
Too young to know
How hard the fall could be
I never thought I’d try again
Somehow you brought
The gambler out in me

You can deal me in this time around
Even though the odds are high
We’ll play them down
You may be a chance I need to take
And the hand I’m holdin’ says it’s no mistake

Happy is the way I’m feelin’
And I know it comes from being with you
All at once my life is changin’
And I know it’s cause I’m fallin’ in love

With you
Fallin’ in love with you
Fallin’ in love
Fallin’ in love with you

If this is luck then let it ride
If it’s the stars
They’re surely on my side
I’ve never been so satisfied
By love before
For all the times I’ve tried

These beginnings could mean more
Than the brief affair I bargained for
Little did I know when we began
That my time had come to win a hand

Happy is the way I’m feelin’
And I know it comes from being with you
All at once my life is changin’

And I know it’s cause I’m fallin’ in love
With you
Fallin’ in love with you
Fallin’ in love
Fallin’ in love with you

Please forgive me if I seem
To be walking through a waking dream
Laughter never came so easily
There’s a freedom here that’s new to me

Happy is the way I’m feelin’
And I know it comes from being with you
All at once my life is changin’
And I know it’s cause I’m fallin’ in love
With you
Fallin’ in love with you
Fallin’ in love
Fallin’ in love with you


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About Lyrics and Happy by The Carpenters

The lyrics to Happy are just the words, phrases, verses and chorus that The Carpenters used when the song was created in 1975. The lyrics to Happy have both easy-to-spot meanings and hidden metaphors that have been discussed by the music press and fans, but only The Carpenters and any collaborators know all of the inspirations for the song.

If you like etymology or breaking apart phrases and words, it is easy to understand the lyrics to Happy by The Carpenters. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to Happy" means the words set to the music of Happy, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by The Carpenters. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to Happy and the lyrics to Happy are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of The Carpenters who came here looking just for the lyrics to Happy, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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