The Happy

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We live in a society that wants to hear "great!" when asked, "how are you?" Because of that, so many of us walk around in our daily lives, pretending to be happy. Faking it, with a tiny hope that we will actually find this grand happiness someday, we find it difficult to actually let ourselves feel what we are feeling in the meantime. I wrote this at a time when I was faking the smile.

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We spend our days
Filling the void, desperate to prove ourselves
So we can be happy

We spend our nights
Gripping the glass, numbing away the pain
But where is the happy?

I can see it
Like a light
Can almost reach it
If I try – a little harder

Happy –
I’ll give ‘em a smile, they will believe I’m
Happy –
Just like the rest I’ll be
Happy -
Don’t have to feel anything real just
Happy –
Happy, so happy

The pressure mounts
I’m playing the game
So savvy at looking like
I’m someone who’s happy

Just a little more
Convincing myself that I’ve almost reached the place
Where I can be happy

Pre-chorus:
I can see it
Like a light
Can almost reach it
If I try – a little harder

Happy –
I’ll give ‘em a smile, they will believe I’m
Happy –
Just like the rest I’ll be
Happy -
Don’t have to feel anything real just
Happy –
Happy, so happy

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from Giving Trees, released March 1, 2016
Written by Julie Neumark
Vocal Sound Engineer - Pete Orlanski
All instruments played, arranged and mixed by James Benedict Thomas
Produced by James Benedict Thomas and Julie Neumark
Mastered by Jan Eliasson

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Julie Neumark Los Angeles, California

Hailing from Cincinnati, OH, Neumark moved to LA to pursue an acting career but her love of music soon won out. After the release of her Roots Rock/Alt-Country "Dimestore Halo" (Lonesome Day Records), she followed the demand of her fans in the Southwestern United States and in Europe (Hyena Records) where she has toured twice in The Netherlands as the support act for Beth Hart (“LA Song”) ... more

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