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 ยฉ 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:

Sandy Pompilii

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

meistertynemouth

The Small Faces were always fun . They did not take themselves seriously which made them sound unusual, unique, and brilliant

roger melly

Love the interaction between Steve and Ronnie. .. Something which can't be replaced. Ever.

Cindy Falstrom

Steve and Ronnie were such good friends and a great songwriting partnership. It's very sad that it ended badly between them.

Albert U26

Two legends so underated its criminal

g8ymw

It hit Ronnie bad when Steve left
When The Faces became Rod Stewart and The Faces, he could see it happening again so he got out first

hyperglobal01

An absolutely bloody joyous performance. The very reason why bands get together in the first place: the pure enjoyment ๐Ÿ™‚

Pauline Oneill

Small Faces, what an amazing band.Some brilliant songs they made,one of my favorite bands EVER.Loved Steve Marriott,such a character.Great band, great music.Thats what music was all about, actually hearing what they're singing.So sadly missed ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Andy D

Just a bunch of mates having a good old laugh. A real joy of a band!

Duncan Birss

@InABind think it was more they ended up hating Marriott , apart from Kenny Jones , still a brilliant group though

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