Topic: Happiness

I wanted to write a happy song, and even called it 'Happiness', but it ended up being a bit sad:

HappinessRichard Mortimer


Intro: G D C Em




[G]Happiness,[D] [C] you used to be my [Em]friend


We'd [C]sing and dance and [G]laugh out loud, [Em]until the day would [D]end




[G]Happiness,[D] [C] we'd always shared good[Em] times


S[C]mile and joke, [G]talk about folks and sp[Em]end not a single d[D]ime


[Am]Then you took [Gm]leave of me


On a[Dm] day I didn't [Am7@5]forsee


[Dm7]Took leave of me


[G]And I miss you, [E7]I wish you'd come [Am]back[Em7-5]


[G]Happiness, [D] [C]where did you go?[Em]


W[C]hy did you [G]leave so [Em]unexpected[D]ly



[G]Happiness, [D] [C]you're like a long lost [Em]friend


w[C]ho brings me a [G]smile, thinking about the [Em]old times we [D]had


[G]Some days I[D] see you, I [C]try to wave h[Em]ello


But [C]time goes by, and [G]so do I, and you [Em]lost your [D]glow


[Am]Then you took [Gm]leave of me


On a[Dm] day I didn't [Am7@5]forsee


[Dm7]Took leave of me


[G]And I miss you, [E7]I wish you'd come [Am]back[Em7-5]


[G]Happiness,[D] [C] you used to be my [Em]friend


We'd [C]sing and dance and [G]laugh out loud, [Em]until the day would [D]end


[G]Happiness, [D] [C]I know you'll be back one [Em]day


I[C] look forward to [G]telling you tales from [Em]when you [D]went [G]away


 

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Re: Happiness

Hi Neo. A bitter sweet song. It could easily be about unrequited love or a good childhood pal you've lost touch with. I especially like the part about your friend losing your glow, reminds me of beautiful girls I used to date or wanted to date but now time has taken its toll.
I often wonder about my old school mates and how many are still above ground?
Looking forward to hearing it.     

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

Re: Happiness

Neo
Nice one

I agree with Phill - it allows for personal application and  interpretation - it will mean a lot of different things to many different people.

very creative

Jim     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

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Re: Happiness

I did a quick recording here: https://youtu.be/7cQAYOH4iYs

It's been a while since I've written a song ....     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
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Re: Happiness

Neo outstanding. For me it is a sad song that has an optimistic outlook while still been sad and yet still reflecting on good times, which makes me feel happy listening to it.
I enjoyed your video. playing and singing good to see and hear you back on your song writing horse.     

Re: Happiness

Peatle Jville wrote:

Neo outstanding. For me it is a sad song that has an optimistic outlook while still been sad and yet still reflecting on good times, which makes me feel happy listening to it.
I enjoyed your video. playing and singing good to see and hear you back on your song writing horse.

Thanks, glad you liked it - I have a few unfinished songs I should put some chords to ...

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
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Re: Happiness

Part 2:

SufferingRichard Mortimer


Intro: G D C Em




[G]Suffering,[D] [C] why are you [Em]here?


I don't[C]like you around [G], you always surprise me,[Em] and up with a [D]tear




[G]Suffering,[D] [C] please go away[Em]


Go[C] and see someone else, [G]and don't you[Em] dare stay[D]


[Am]Betrayed, exposed, [Gm]disclosed


On a[Dm] day I didn't [Am7@5]forsee


[Dm7]Take leave of me


[G]I don't want you, [E7]I wish you'd go [Am]away[Em7-5]


[G]Suffering, [D] [C]you feel so wrong?[Em]


W[C]hich is why I [G]wrote you [Em]this song[D]



[G]Suffering, [D] [C]I never knew you're name [Em]


[C]until you showed me [G]a side of you, cau[Em]sed me so much [D]pain


[G]Some days I[D] see you, I [C]try to hide my [Em]eyes


But [C]time goes by, and [G]so do I, and you [Em]win the [D]show


[Am]Betrayed, exposed, [Gm]disclosed


On a[Dm] day I didn't [Am7@5]forsee


[Dm7]Take leave of me


[G]I don't want you, [E7]I wish you'd go [Am]away[Em7-5]


[G]Suffering,[D] [C] why are you [Em]here?


I don't[C]like you around [G], you always surprise me,[Em] and up with a [D]tear


[G]Suffering,[D] [C] please go away[Em]


Go[C] and see someone else, [G]and don't you[Em] dare [D]stay[G]


     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

Re: Happiness

I like it. I'm wondering what part 3 will be about?

Boozers.....you took me on the lash.

Employers....you threw me in the trash.

Lawyers.... relieved me of my cash.

Women, kids and psychopath's

Make a nice middle 8 ?     

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

Re: Happiness

neo excellent both songs ............ another talented song writer it seems here on Chordie     

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
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Re: Happiness

That's superb work, Neo, both of them. Someone else here said that suffering often produces some of the greatest lyrics / music, and music is a great way to let it all out. Appreciate your work, and sympathize for what you must've gone through to produce it.     

Re: Happiness

Jandle wrote:

neo excellent both songs ............ another talented song writer it seems here on Chordie

Tenement Funster wrote:

That's superb work, Neo, both of them. Someone else here said that suffering often produces some of the greatest lyrics / music, and music is a great way to let it all out. Appreciate your work, and sympathize for what you must've gone through to produce it.

Thanks for the compliments ...

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV