Happy Days Toy Town
Small Faces Lyrics


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Life is just a bowl of All-Bran
You wake up every morning and it's there
So live as only you can
It's all about enjoy it 'cause ever since you saw it
There ain't no one can take it away.

So life is just a bowl of All-Bran - very true!
What you say has made it very clear
To be sure I'll live as best as I can
But how can I remember to keep it all together
When half the moon is taken away?

Well, I've got the very thing
If you can laugh and sing
Give me those happy days toytown newspaper smiles
Clap twice, lean back, twist for a while
When you're untogether and feeling out of tune
Sing this special song with me, don't worry 'bout the moon
Looks after itself

Can I have a go?
Yes
Yeah?
Sing now:

Give me those happy days toytown newspaper smile
Clap twice, lean back, twist for a while
Well now you've got the hang of it
There's nothing you can't do with it
If you're very tuned to it you can't go wrong.

All together!
Give me those happy days toytown newspaper smile
Clap twice, lean back, twist for a while
Well now we've got the hang of it
There's nothing we can't do with it
And now we're very into it we can't go wrong!

Give me those happy days toytown newspaper smile
Clap twice, lean back, twist for a while
Well now we've got the hang of it




There's nothing we can't do with it
And now we're very into it we can't go wrong!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Small Faces's song Happy Days Toy Town convey a simple yet profound message. The opening lines, "Life is just a bowl of All-Bran, You wake up every morning and it's there," suggest that life may seem mundane and routine, but it is up to the individual to make the most of it. The lyrics urge the listener to embrace life and enjoy it to the fullest because once you see it, no one can take it away from you.


The following lines, "But how can I remember to keep it all together when half the moon is taken away?" suggest that life may throw challenges and obstacles our way, but the answer to overcome them lies in the power of music and laughter. The lyrics mention a "special song" that can help us "when we're untogether and feeling out of tune." The chorus encourages us to clap, lean back, and twist for a while to the tune of the song, which is meant to bring us joy and make us feel better no matter what.


Overall, the song is an ode to the power of music and laughter. It encourages us to make the most of life and to use music as a source of comfort and inspiration when times are tough. The upbeat and catchy tune of the song only adds to its message of positivity.


Line by Line Meaning

Life is just a bowl of All-Bran
Life is simple and straightforward


You wake up every morning and it's there
Life is always present, it's a constant


So live as only you can
Live life on your own terms


It's all about enjoy it 'cause ever since you saw it
Enjoy life, since you only get one chance at it


There ain't no one can take it away.
No one can steal your ability to enjoy life


When half the moon is taken away?
How can you keep it together in tough times?


Well, I've got the very thing
The solution is at hand


If you can laugh and sing
Laughing and singing can help bring joy in tough times


Give me those happy days toytown newspaper smiles
Let's bring back the joy and playfulness of childhood


Clap twice, lean back, twist for a while
Simple physical movements can help lift your mood


When you're untogether and feeling out of tune
When you're feeling down and out of sorts


Sing this special song with me, don't worry 'bout the moon
Let's sing this song together and not worry about the problems we face


Looks after itself
Things will sort themselves out


Sing now:
Let's start singing the song


Can I have a go?
Can I try singing the song?


Yes
You have permission


Yeah?
Are you sure?


Well now you've got the hang of it
Now that you know the song, you can sing along


There's nothing you can't do with it
The song is powerful and can lift your mood


If you're very tuned to it you can't go wrong.
If you really get into the song, it will help you through tough times


All together!
Let's sing the song together


Well now we've got the hang of it
We're all singing together now


And now we're very into it we can't go wrong!
We're all feeling the positive effects of the song




Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: IAN MC LAGAN, KENNETH ROMELL JONES, RONALD LANE, STEVE MARRIOTT

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Comments from YouTube:

@sandypompilii6901

No matter how many times I watch this video, it still makes me smile everytime.

@hendrikdegraeve598

Me too 🙂

@AnaMariaMoroccoMz

Mir auch 🙂

@doctorbohr1585

Don't worry about the moon - looks after itself. These lyrics changed my life.

@mvmmotovlogmusic2815

Sounds like Steve was reminding himself and all of us of his Artful Dodger days.

@bluehorizons2508

Just looked like the happiest bunch of lads in a band, simply doing their thing.. And a pretty excellent thing it was, too!.. Such a great pity, as so many have already said and truly feel, that they were so badly mismanaged and also the (near as dammit) original lineup split up way too early.. RIP, 3 of the 4.. For me, the Small Faces lived and played some very special songs and moments that we're extremely lucky to still be able to get a look and listen in on a few of... 🙂💙

@oldskald

Humour, cockney music hall and funky tunes. That was the Small Faces all over. RIP Steve and Ronnie.

@heathersw6731

So amazing to see them alive and interacting with each other. I love the Small Faces!

@henryfitch8710

Steve loved the Cockney music hall songs and this was his tribute. What a stupid stuffy presenter!!

@bretwalda100

I love this bit of footage. Happy as fuck. I don't think I've ever been that happy.

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