happier
Olivia Rodrigo Lyrics


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We broke up a month ago
Your friends are mine
You know I know you've moved on
Found someone new
One more girl who brings out the better in you

And I thought my heart was detached
From all the sunlight of our past
But she's so sweet
She's so pretty
Does she mean you forgot about me?

Oh, I hope you're happy
But not like how you were with me
I'm selfish, I know
I can't let you go
So find someone great but don't find no one better
I hope you're happy but don't be happier

And do you tell her she's the most beautiful girl you've ever seen?
An eternal love bullshit you know you'll never mean
Remember when I believed
You meant it when you said it first to me

And now I'm pickin' her apart
Like cuttin' her down will make you miss my wretched heart
But she's beautiful
She looks kind
She probably gives you butterflies

I hope you're happy
But not like how you were with me
I'm selfish, I know
I can't let you go
So find someone great but don't find no one better

I hope you're happy
I wish you all the best
Really
Say you love her, baby
Just not like you love me
And think of me fondly when your hand's around her
I hope you're happy
But don't be happier

Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

I hope you're happy
Just not like how you were with me
I'm selfish, I know
Can't let you go




So find someone great but don't find no one better
I hope you're happy but don't be happier

Overall Meaning

The song "Happier" by Olivia Rodrigo is a heartbreak song about an ex-boyfriend who has moved on to someone new. The lyrics convey the frustration of being replaced by someone new and questioning if the new girl is being treated better than she ever was. The first verse of the song describes how the couple broke up a month ago and the ex-boyfriend's friends are now becoming friends with the singer. She acknowledges that the ex-boyfriend has moved on by finding someone new and praises the new girl for bringing out the best in him. However, she cannot help but wonder if he has forgotten about her.


The chorus of the song is where the singer conveys her true emotions. She wishes for her ex-boyfriend to be happy but not happier than how he was with her. She humbly admits that she is selfish because she cannot bear to see the ex-boyfriend being happier with someone else. She urges him to find someone great but not better than her. In the second verse of the song, the singer questions if the ex-boyfriend tells the new girl that she is the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. She also questions if he still remembers the promises he made to her in the past. She admits to herself that she is unhappy with seeing the ex-boyfriend happy with someone else and wishes that it was her.


Overall, "Happier" is a very relatable song about heartbreak and moving on. The singer wishes her ex the best, but still holds on to her feelings and hopes for a possible reconciliation. The raw emotions conveyed in the lyrics are sung beautifully by Olivia Rodrigo's powerful vocals.


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Line by Line Meaning

We broke up a month ago
It has been a month since we ended our relationship


Your friends are mine
I still have mutual friends with you


You know I know you've moved on
You are aware that I am aware you have found someone new


Found someone new
You have met someone else


One more girl who brings out the better in you
She is another girl who makes you a better person


And I thought my heart was detached
I believed that I had detached my heart from the memories we had


From all the sunlight of our past
From all the happy times we shared


But she's so sweet
The new girl is very kind


She's so pretty
The new girl is very beautiful


Does she mean you forgot about me?
I wonder if the new girl makes you forget about me


Oh, I hope you're happy
I wish for your happiness


But not like how you were with me
But not happier than how you were with me


I'm selfish, I know
I admit that I am selfish


I can't let you go
I can't seem to let go of my feelings for you


So find someone great but don't find no one better
I hope you find someone wonderful, but not better than me


And do you tell her she's the most beautiful girl you've ever seen?
Do you say the same things to the new girl that you said to me?


An eternal love bullshit you know you'll never mean
Words of eternal love that you know are not true


Remember when I believed
I remember when I used to believe


You meant it when you said it first to me
You were sincere when you first said those words to me


And now I'm pickin' her apart
I am nitpicking the new girl


Like cuttin' her down will make you miss my wretched heart
I am criticizing her to make you miss me


But she's beautiful
Despite my criticism, she is still beautiful


She looks kind
She has a compassionate appearance


She probably gives you butterflies
She probably makes you feel excited and nervous


I wish you all the best
I wish you happiness and success


Say you love her, baby
Admit your love for the new girl


Just not like you love me
But not as much as you loved me


And think of me fondly when your hand's around her
Remember me affectionately when you are with her


Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh


I hope you're happy
I hope you are content and satisfied


Can't let you go
I still have feelings for you and cannot move on




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Written by: Olivia Rodrigo

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We broke up a month ago
Your friends are mine, you know, I know
You've moved on, found someone new
One more girl who brings out the better in you

And I thought my heart was detached
From all the sunlight of our past
But she's so sweet, she's so pretty
Does she mean you forgot about me?

Oh, I hope you're happy
But not like how you were with me
I'm selfish, I know, I can't let you go
So find someone great, but don't find no one better
I hope you're happy, but don't be happier

And do you tell her she's the most beautiful girl you've ever seen?
An eternal love bullshit you know you'll never mean
Remember when I believed you meant it when you said it first to me?

And now I'm pickin' her apart
Like cuttin' her down will make you miss my wretched heart
But she's beautiful, she looks kind
She probably gives you butterflies

I hope you're happy
But not like how you were with me
I'm selfish, I know, I can't let you go
So find someone great but don't find no one better

I hope you're happy
I wish you all the best, really
Say you love her, baby, just not like you loved me
And think of me fondly when your hands are on her
I hope you're happy, but don't be happier

Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh

Ooh-ooh

I hope you're happy
Just not like how you were with me
I'm selfish, I know, can't let you go
So find someone great, but don't find no one better
I hope you're happy, but don't be happier



Austin Jason

[Verse 1]
We broke up a month ago
Your friends are mine, you know I know
You've moved on, found someone new
One more girl who brings out the better in you
And I thought my heart was detached
From all the sunlight of our past
But she's so sweet, she's so pretty
Does she mean you forgot about me?

[Chorus]
Oh, I hope you're happy
But not like how you were with me
I'm selfish, I know, I can't let you go
So find someone great, but don't find no one better
I hope you're happy, but don't be happier



[Verse 2]
And do you tell her she's the most beautiful girl you've ever seen?
An eternal love bullshit you know you'll never mean
Remember when I believed
You meant it when you said it first to me?
And now I'm pickin' her apart
Like cuttin' her down will make you miss my wretched heart
But she's beautiful, she looks kind
She probably gives you butterflies

[Chorus]
I hope you're happy
But not like how you were with me
I'm selfish, I know, I can't let you go
So find someone great, but don't find no one better
I hope you're happy
I wish you all the best, really
Say you love her, baby, just not like you loved me
And think of me fondly when your hands are on her
I hope you're happy, but don't be happier

[Bridge]
Ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh

[Chorus]
I hope you're happy
Just not like how you were with me
I'm selfish, I know, can't let you go
So find someone great, but don't find no one better
I hope you're happy, but don't be happier



The Dark Lord

(Lyrics):

We broke up a month ago
Your friends are mine, you know I know
You've moved on, found someone new
One more girl who brings out the better in you
And I thought my heart was detached
From all the sunlight of our past
But she's so sweet, she's so pretty
Does she mean you forgot about me?

[Chorus]
Oh, I hope you're happy
But not like how you were with me
I'm selfish, I know, I can't let you go
So find someone great, but don't find no one better
I hope you're happy, but don't be happier

[Verse 2]
And do you tell her she's the most
beautiful girl you've ever seen?
An eternal love bullshit
you know you'll never mean
Remember when I believed
You meant it when you said it first to me?
And now I'm pickin' her apart
Like cuttin' her down will make you miss my wretched heart
But she's beautiful, she looks kind
She probably gives you butterflies

[Chorus]
I hope you're happy
But not like how you were with me
I'm selfish, I know, I can't let you go
So find someone great, but don't find no one better
I hope you're happy
I wish you all the best, really
Say you love her, baby
Just not like you loved me
And think of me fondly when your hands are on her
I hope you're happy, but don't be happier

[Bridge]
Ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh

[Chorus]
I hope you're happy
Just not like how you were with me
I'm selfish, I know, can't let you go
So find someone great, but don't find no one better
I hope you're happy, but don't be happier



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MTV

It’s extremely important that I listen to absolutely every song on repeat tonight

Barbara Quiroz

Same

Tabbyandbella

Same

Brooke Cole

literally same 😭

Jaidimusic

I'm impressed, the MTV comment to Olivia Rodrigo, wow, congratulations Olivia

Stardust

Stream art pop

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Anana91

I got goosebumps. I feel every bit of emotion in this song.

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It's not just a song! She tells a story with this song.

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My story

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you are correct

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