Everyone dies, everyone loves a fight Nothing is sound, nothing right side right Evening comes when the sun goes down in red Nothing is cool When will all the fighting end? When will all the fighting end?
Happy is a yuppie word Nothing in the world could fail me now Itís empty as an argument Iím running down a life that wonít cash out (cash out)
Everything fails Everything runs its course A time and a place for all this love and war Everyone buys, everyoneís got a price Nothing is new, when will all the failures rise When will all us failures rise, rise
Happy is a yuppie word Nothing in the world could fail me now Itís empty as an argument Iím running down a life that wonít cash out
Happy is a yuppie word Blessed is the man whoís lost it all Happy is a yuppie word, word
Looking for an orphanage Looking for a bridge I canít burn down I donít believe the emptiness Iím looking for the kingdom coming down Everything is meaningless I want more than simple cash can buy
Happy is a yuppie word Happy is a yuppie word Happy is a yuppie word Happy is a yuppie
Nothing is sound Nothing is sound Nothing is sound Nothing is sound Nothing is sound Nothing is sound Nothing is sound
Happy is a yuppie word Nothing in the world could fail me now Happy is a yuppie word, word
Behind the Song: ďA year ago I had a late night talk with a friend who stated the quote: "Happy is a yuppie word." I stayed up after he left, turned off the TV war and wrote a song about our happy, yuppie world. Turns out, Bob Dylan was the one being quoted.
"In 1991, when Rolling Stone interviewed Dylan on the occasion of his 50th birthday, he gave a curious response when the interviewer asked him if he was happy. He fell silent for a few moments and stared at his hands. 'You know,' he said, 'these are yuppie words, happiness and unhappiness. It's not happiness or unhappiness, it's either blessed or unblessed.'Ē
For me this song is the heart of the record, pumping blood out to the limbs and fingers and mouth and such. And maybe every lyric on the record might be needed and true, still this song has kept everything alive for us. We had the privilege of opening for Wilco a few years past- I would like to dedicate this song to the incredible music that they have given all of us down through the years.Ē Ė Jon Foreman (Switchfoot)
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