Song Lyric Sunday 10/22/17 – Please Be Happy

Peace. Such a difficult topic for me given my current life situation, but that’s our theme for Song Lyric Sunday. Well OK, I guess – I could go for the cliche songs but I’m sure they’ll be duplicated so I’ll go with this one instead, which is really appropriate given where I’m at right now.

Needless to say I don’t have peace in my life right now at all, and it’s getting harder and harder to be happy. It seems like for every small step I take forward I take two big leaps backwards. It gets harder by the day to “pick up the pieces” as it were and go forward, but I do long to have peace and happiness again soon, and I know so does every one around me (many of my IRL friends and family have even said the stress has changed me for the worse).

So with that, the song I am choosing is called “Please Be Happy.” This song played on my mix at work on Wednesday and the words made it almost seem like it was written for me and being sung to me. I know it wasn’t but that’s how it felt – the feeling was so strong it made me break down and cry right at my desk. So here’s the song, written and performed by Roland Orzabal (of TFF – though this is not a TFF song nor was it ever officially released).

Please be happy
Cause you know I cannot bear to see you in this state of melancholy, curled up in your chair
Please don’t worry
Cause the world won’t break apart as easy as the glass you dropped and smashed when You tried to climb the stair

There was a time, not long ago
You stood right by your window
And your arms were bended feather-like
To assure that you could fly

But these days it’s like a wave is breaking over you
Dragging you in with the undertow
If you lay among the graves you will see other ghosts
I still believe this love can grow

But these days it’s like a wave is breaking over you
Dragging you in with the undertow
If you lay among the graves you will see other ghosts

Please be happy
Cause you know I cannot bear to see you in this state of melancholy, curled up in your chair
Source: https://www.letras.com/roland-orzabal/please-be-happy/

Well there you have it. Probably not what Helen or anyone else had in mind for this theme, but it was the best I could do this week. Sorry to be such a Daniel Downer, but I really am trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel right now because I really do long for inner peace once again.

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