Happy Song

from Real Moving by Collapsing Opposites



Let’s flirt with another Australian at the hostel.
Let’s meet another American at the beach.
Let’s chat with the English about where we’re going next –
we’re going in circles, come on, let’s be brief,
because all travel is selfish
but that doesn’t mean it has to be a waste.

Walking on the banks of the Seine;
drinking on a boat on the Vltava again.
We don’t have to think about the time of the train because
if we miss this one it will come again.

We’re having a good time!
We’re having a really good time!
We’re having a really, really, really good time!

Something’s been blocking you from singing happy songs
‘cuz every time you try to write one, something goes wrong.
Consider other opinions and state the other side;
edit one more time just to make sure it’s not trite.
Watch out for pitfalls that always make you angry.
Some people like to sing with music that’s happy.

Play another major chord.
Plug in your nice shiny new keyboard.
Turn up the reverb on that PA.
We’ll play another song if that’s what you say.

Play a happy song!
Play a really happy song!
Play a really, really, really happy song!

Like: Do what you want. Don’t do what you don’t want.
Do what you want and don’t do what you don’t want.
Do what you want and don’t do what you don’t want.


from Real Moving, released October 8, 2011
Written by Collapsing Opposites.
Recorded by Ryan and Enzio.
Mixed by Enzio.
Mastered by Tom.
Recorded at Exchange Dublin in Dublin, Ireland in 2010
with overdubs done at the Verster household in Vancouver, Canada in 2011.
Guitar by Ryan.
Keyboard by Jason.
Drums by Laura.
Bass by Jarrett.
Singing by Ryan, Laura, Jason and Jarrett.


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