Happier
Bastille Lyrics


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Lately, I've been, I've been thinking
I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier

When the morning comes
When we see what we've become
In the cold light of day we're a flame in the wind
Not the fire that we've begun
Every argument, every word we can't take back
'Cause with the all that has happened
I think that we both know the way that this story ends

Then only for a minute
I want to change my mind
'Cause this just don't feel right to me
I wanna raise your spirits
I want to see you smile but
Know that means I'll have to leave

Know that means I'll have to leave
Lately, I've been, I've been thinking
I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier

When the evening falls
And I'm left there with my thoughts
And the image of you being with someone else
Well, it's eating me up inside
But we ran our course, we pretended we're okay
Now if we jump together at least we can swim
Far away from the wreck we made

Then only for a minute
I want to change my mind
'Cause this just don't feel right to me
I wanna raise your spirits
I want to see you smile but
Know that means I'll have to leave

Know that means I'll have to leave
Lately, I've been, I've been thinking
I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier

So I'll go, I'll go
I will go, go, go
So I'll go, I'll go
I will go, go, go

Lately, I've been, I've been thinking
I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier
Even though I might not like this
I think that you'll be happier, I want you to be happier

Then only for a minute (only for a minute)
I want to change my mind
'Cause this just don't feel right to me
I wanna raise your spirits (wanna raise your spirits)
I want to see you smile but
Know that means I'll have to leave

Know that means I'll have to leave
Lately, I've been, I've been thinking
I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier





So I'll go, I'll go
I will go, go, go

Overall Meaning

The song 'Happier' by Bastille deals with the pain of a past relationship and the desire to see the former partner happy, even if it means letting go. The opening lines of the song indicate that the singer has been thinking about his ex and wishes her happiness. The emotions are further highlighted in the lines 'Every argument, every word we can't take back / 'Cause with the all that has happened,' which suggests that the relationship ended on a sour note, leaving behind unresolved issues and regrets.


The chorus of the song repeats the desire for the ex-partner's happiness and the acceptance that the only way to achieve it is to let go. The lines 'I wanna raise your spirits / I want to see you smile but / Know that means I'll have to leave' indicate that the singer is willing to make the sacrifice of leaving to ensure the other person's happiness.


However, conflicting emotions arise in the second verse, where the singer admits that it hurts to think of the ex-partner with someone else. The lines 'And the image of you being with someone else / Well, that's eating me up inside,' suggest that the singer is still struggling to come to terms with the end of the relationship. Nonetheless, the song ends with the singer accepting that it is for the best for him and the ex-partner to move on.


Line by Line Meaning

Lately, I've been, I've been thinking
The singer has been pondering and reflecting


I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier
The singer wishes for the other person's happiness


When the morning comes
At the start of a new day


When we see what we've become
Seeing ourselves for who we truly are


In the cold light of day we're a flame in the wind
We are fragile and vulnerable when exposed to reality


Not the fire that we've begun
We have lost our passion and intensity


Every argument, every word we can't take back
Our history of disagreements and hurtful words


'Cause with the all that has happened
Due to everything that has occurred


I think that we both know the way that this story ends
We understand the inevitable conclusion of our relationship


Then only for a minute
Briefly wavering from the decision


I want to change my mind
Second-guessing the choice made


'Cause this just don't feel right to me
Feeling uneasy about the situation


I wanna raise your spirits
Wanting to uplift the other person's mood


I want to see you smile but
Desiring the other person's happiness


Know that means I'll have to leave
Understanding that staying will prevent their happiness


When the evening falls
At the end of the day


And I'm left there with my thoughts
Being alone with one's own reflections


And the image of you being with someone else
Mentally picturing the other person with a new partner


Well, that's eating me up inside
Causing emotional turmoil


But we run our course, we pretend that we're okay
The relationship has run its course and both parties are pretending to be fine with the separation


Now if we jump together at least we can swim
Together, we can move forward and navigate the difficulties of ending the relationship


Far away from the wreck we made
Escaping the damage caused by the relationship


So I'll go, I'll go
The singer will leave


I will go, go, go
The singer will depart quickly


Even though I might not like this
Despite personal feelings


I think that you'll be happier, I want you to be happier
Believing that the other person's happiness is more important




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Marshmello, Daniel Campbell Smith, Steve McCutcheon

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@clebingameplay1628

Lyrics:

Lately, I've been, I've been thinking
I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier
When the morning comes
When we see what we've become
In the cold light of day we're a flame in the wind
Not the fire that we've begun
Every argument, every word we can't take back
'Cause with the all that has happened
I think that we both know the way that this story ends
Then only for a minute
I want to change my mind
'Cause this just don't feel right to me
I wanna raise your spirits
I want to see you smile but
Know that means I'll have to leave
Know that means I'll have to leave
Lately, I've been, I've been thinking
I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier
When the evening falls
And I'm left there with my thoughts
And the image of you being with someone else
Well, it's eating me up inside
But we ran our course, we pretended we're okay
Now if we jump together at least we can swim
Far away from the wreck we made
Then only for a minute
I want to change my mind
'Cause this just don't feel right to me
I wanna raise your spirits
I want to see you smile but
Know that means I'll have to leave
Know that means I'll have to leave
Lately, I've been, I've been thinking
I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier
So I'll go, I'll go
I will go, go, go
So I'll go, I'll go
I will go, go, go
Lately, I've been, I've been thinking
I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier
Even though I might not like this
I think that you'll be happier, I want you to be happier
Then only for a minute (only for a minute)
I want to change my mind
'Cause this just don't feel right to me
I wanna raise your spirits (wanna raise your spirits)
I want to see you smile but
Know that means I'll have to leave
Know that means I'll have to leave
Lately, I've been, I've been thinking
I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier
So I'll go, I'll go
I will go, go, go



@kylo08292

A few notes, and an explanation on why I listen to this song, and how it changed me in a way I'd never think I'd have to love.

Note #1: If you want the timestamps of the changes in the video throughout the storyline, here you go! ❤🙂

0:00 - 0:21
0:21 - 0:40
0:40 - 0:49
0:49 - 0:59
0:59 - 1:19
1:19 - 1:25
1:25 - 1:27
1:27 - 1:29
1:29 - 1:35
1:35 - 1:41
1:41 - 1:50
1:50 - 1:52
1:52 - 1:55
1:55 - 2:00
2:00 - 2:03
2:03 - 2:06
2:06 - 2:13
2:13: - 2:15
2:15 - 2:18
2:18 - 2:22
2:22 - 2:25
2:25 - 2:26
2:26 - 2:30
2:30 - 2:33
2:33 - 2:36
2:36 - 2:41
2:41 - 2:43
2:43 - 2:46
2:46 - 2:49
2:49 - 2:52
2:52 - 3:03
3:03 - 3:06
3:06 - 3:12
3:12 - 3:17
3:17 - 3:22
3:22 - 3:28
3:28 - 3:30
3:30 - 3:53


Note #1 - At 2:33, if you turn up your volume, you are able to hear the girl crying. It took me only a minute to realize it the first time I listened to this.

Note #2 The fact that you can hear her cry in the room after learning that she will her dog will have to be euthanized and will not be there anymore with her absolutely breaks my heart.

Note #3 - to get the timestamps and certain ones I found, put your playback speed on 0.5x or 0.25x. It helped me get all these timestamps. ❤😄❤

Note #4: This song has been my #1 favorite since the day it was released.

Honestly, the sad thing is, I had been going through a bit of stuff around 2018 through 2022, and it hurt me so much, but when this song came out for the first time, it pulled up in my recommendations, I clicked on it, and watched it and cried. I never felt more happy hearing this song in my entire life. I listen to it slowed down, pitched, sped up and more.

Thank you Marshmello and Bastille for making this song. I listen to it every day. You brought light into my life with this song and I'm absolutely grateful. ❤🥲❤



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@marshmello

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@juliusmenz6523

Why is this wrote 58 seconds ago?

@DefNotCharli3

IKR SO EARLY 2 MIN AGO!!

@shaheenakhtar5820

Wth

@shaheenakhtar5820

Why does it say 47 min ago

@nicksceptical

1 hour or did i time reversal

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@marshmello

Wow 1 Billion Views 💛 So thankful to everyone who has watched this video. I love you all

@SACR.

Congratulations❤❤

@DylanDaPhantomm

Could we possibly get another joytime 4 sneak peak? And hurray the day has come.

@phdaksde4639

Congrats buddy

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