Are You Happy Now
Michelle Branch Lyrics


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Now
Don't just walk away
Pretending everythings okay and you don't care about me
And I know it's just no use
When all your lies become your truths and I don't care

Could you look me in the eye
And tell me that you're happy now, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Would you tell it to my face
Or have I been erased
Are you happy now?
Are you happy now?

You took all there was to take
And left me with an empty plate
And you don't care about it
Yeah
And I am giving up this game
And leaving you with all the blame
'Cause I don't care

Could you look me in the eye
And tell me that you're happy now, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Would you tell it to my face
Or have I been erased
Are you happy now? Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Are you happy now?

Are you happy now? Yeah yeah, yeah

Do you really have everything you want?
You could never give something you ain't got
You can't run away from yourself

Could you look me in the eyes
And tell me that you're happy now, yeah yeah
Come on tell it to my face
Or have I been replaced
Are you happy now? Yeah-yeah, yeah-yeah (are you happy now?) Oh-oh
(Are you happy now?) Yeah-yeah, oh-oh

Would you look me in the eye?
Could you look me in the eye?
I've had all that I can take
I'm not about to break




'Cause I'm happy now, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Are you happy now?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Michelle Branch's song "Are You Happy Now?" depict a person who is expressing their frustration and heartache over a relationship that has ended. The opening lines of "Now, don't just walk away, pretending everything's okay and you don't care about me," suggest that the person addressing their ex-partner is tired of being ignored and wants to be acknowledged. The words "when all your lies become your truths" indicate that the person feels betrayed by their ex's dishonesty.


Branch asks her ex to look her in the eye and tell her if they are happy now. This shows that the person still cares about their ex and wants to know how they are feeling despite the heartache they caused. The lines "Do you really have everything you want? You could never give something you ain't got, you can't run away from yourself" suggest that the person is questioning whether their ex is truly happy or if they are just running from their problems.


The chorus is powerful, with Branch once again asking the question "Are you happy now?" repeatedly. This repetition emphasizes the depth of the person's feelings and how much they want to know if their ex really is happy.


Overall, the lyrics to "Are You Happy Now?" depict a person dealing with heartache and sadness over a relationship that has ended. The song expresses the frustration and pain of unrequited love and the desire to know if an ex-partner has moved on.


Line by Line Meaning

Now
The present moment; the time for a decision.


Don't just walk away
Do not abandon our relationship and ignore the issues at hand.


Pretending everythings okay and you don't care about me
Faking happiness and acting like you do not have any concern about my feelings.


And I know it's just no use
I am aware that trying to fix our relationship is pointless.


When all your lies become your truths and I don't care
Your countless lies have become your reality, but I have decided not to care anymore.


Could you look me in the eye
Can you face me directly?


And tell me that you're happy now, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Be truthful about your happiness and let me know if it is real or not.


Would you tell it to my face
Are you brave enough to admit the truth straight to my face?


Or have I been erased
Have I been replaced by someone else?


Are you happy now?
Have you finally found your happiness?


You took all there was to take
You have taken everything from me.


And left me with an empty plate
All that's left for me is emptiness and sorrow.


And you don't care about it
You do not have any concern about what you've done to me.


And I am giving up this game
I have decided to stop playing this relationship game.


And leaving you with all the blame
All the responsibility for our failed relationship is now yours.


Cause I don't care
I do not care about fixing this anymore.


Do you really have everything you want?
Are you truly content with what you have gained?


You could never give something you ain't got
You cannot give what you do not have - love, compassion, and honesty.


You can't run away from yourself
You cannot escape your own flaws and mistakes.


I've had all that I can take
I have reached my limit in this relationship.


I'm not about to break
I will not collapse under the pressure of this relationship anymore.


Cause I'm happy now, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I have finally found my own happiness and contentment without this relationship.


Are you happy now?
The final question to ask of the person who has hurt you and ended your relationship.




Lyrics © Roba Music Verlag GMBH, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: John Shanks, Michelle Branch

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Brittany Cooper

I was so young listening to her. She definitely deserved more credit than she got!

GG mode

she chose to marry at young age so basically she set aside her fame which is good cuz she aint eaten by the fame industry

Surtac100

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Agreed

Patrick C

I always felt that Taylor Swift reminded me of a young Michelle Branch. Different times!

brittonius2

Something about 2003, especially during the summer, that gave us hit after hit and this one definitely one of them.

Ell Jayy

Facts. Had MTV Jams bumping all year that year

Formal De Hyde

I turned 10 that summer and I will never forget all of the hits that molded me and my style and personality and musical taste!!! 2003 was a whole ass vibe 🙌💜

Lucas Abate

I totally agree! My favorite song ever is a 2003 song! (there’s gotta be) More To Life by Stacie Orrico

Christian James Aerospace

I was born at a good time then

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