Happy Now
Zedd Lyrics


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You're a world away
Somewhere in the crowd
In a foreign place
Are you happy now?
There's nothing left to say
So I shut my mouth
So won't you tell me, babe
Are you happy now?

You're the only one who can up and run
Leave me just as empty as the day you came
You hold all the cards, all the broken hearts
Strung over your shoulder 'til it's all in vain

And only you know the strength of your teeth
Awash in the weight of your pockets, so deep
And lonely

You're a world away
Somewhere in the crowd
In a foreign place
Are you happy now?
There's nothing left to say
So I shut my mouth
So won't you tell me, babe
Are you happy now?
Are you happy now?

(You're the only one who can)

In the palm of your hands
You can make me dance
Spin me 'round in circles 'til I'm wrapped in string
You keep on talking sweet 'til your fingers bleed
But don't you dare ask me how I've been

Now only you know the strength of your teeth
Awash in the weight of your pockets, so deep
And lonely

You're a world away
Somewhere in the crowd
In a foreign place
Are you happy now?
There's nothing left to say
So I shut my mouth
So won't you tell me, babe
Are you happy now?
Are you happy now?

(You're the only one who can)
(You're the only, you're the only)
(You're the only one who can)
(You're the only, you're the only)

World away
Somewhere in the crowd
In a foreign place
Are you happy now?
There's nothing left to say
So I shut my mouth




So won't you tell me, babe
Are you happy now?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Zedd's song Happy Now appear to be addressing someone who has left the singer to pursue a new life in another place. The singer is left wondering if they are happy now and whether their departure has left them feeling any more fulfilled than they were before. The singer acknowledges that there is nothing left to say and so they shut their mouth, but there is still a sense of longing and a desire for closure. The second verse of the song seems to suggest that the person who has left holds all the power and has left a trail of broken hearts behind them. The singer acknowledges that only the person who has left knows the strength they possess and how deep their pockets are, but also how lonely they may be.


The chorus of the song emphasizes the distance that now exists between the singer and the person who has left. The use of the phrase "world away" evokes a sense of physical distance, while "somewhere in the crowd" suggests a sense of emotional distance as well. The singer is left with nothing more to say and can only wonder if the person who has left is happy now. The final verse of the song seems to suggest that the person who has left has the power to control the singer and make them feel as though they are just "wrapped in string". However, the singer refuses to be interrogated about how they have been since the person's departure.


Line by Line Meaning

You're a world away
You're far away from me


Somewhere in the crowd
You're in a large and anonymous group of people


In a foreign place
You're in an unfamiliar or unknown place


Are you happy now?
Are you currently content with your life?


There's nothing left to say
There's no more conversation to be had


So I shut my mouth
So I remain quiet


So won't you tell me, babe
Could you please tell me?


You're the only one who can up and run
You're the only one who has the power to suddenly leave me


Leave me just as empty as the day you came
Leave me feeling as unfulfilled as before you entered my life


You hold all the cards, all the broken hearts
You have complete control over the situation and the emotions involved


Strung over your shoulder 'til it's all in vain
Carrying around the remnants of the situation, even though it's all for nothing


And only you know the strength of your teeth
Only you understand your own resilience and toughness


Awash in the weight of your pockets, so deep
Bogged down by the heaviness of your problems


And lonely
Feeling isolated and disconnected from others


In the palm of your hands
Under your complete control


You can make me dance
You have the power to make me do what you want


Spin me 'round in circles 'til I'm wrapped in string
Keep me caught up in your games until I'm completely controlled by you


You keep on talking sweet 'til your fingers bleed
You continue to say nice things even though it hurts you


But don't you dare ask me how I've been
You're not allowed to inquire about my wellbeing


World away
Far from me


Somewhere in the crowd
Lost in a large group of people


In a foreign place
In a place that's unfamiliar


Are you happy now?
Are you satisfied with how things have turned out?


There's nothing left to say
We've said all we can say


So I shut my mouth
So I keep silent


So won't you tell me, babe
Could you let me know what's going on?


You're the only one who can
You're the only one with the power to change things


(You're the only, you're the only)
(You're the only one)


(You're the only one who can)
(You're the only one with the power to change things)




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Jonnali Mikaela Parmenius, Anton Zaslavski, Linus Wiklund, Sarah Aarons

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@TheGroovyGuitarDude

For anyone who wants to play this on guitar, here's how :)

Capo 2nd Fret

Chord Progression through Chorus -
G (x1), Bm7 (x1), A (x3), D (x2), G (x3)

Picking progression for G, Bm7, and A - Bass Note + B at the same time, G, D
Picking progression for D - D + B at the same time, B, G

For everything besides the Chorus picking, play this chord progression:
G, A, D, G

With this Strum Pattern:
↓↓↑ for the 1st and 3rd Chords
↓↓↑ ↓ for the 2nd and 4th Chords

Hope this helps out! If you get stuck or need a little extra help, I just uploaded a video tutorial for this on my channel :)



@lizzieduhh

You're a world away
Somewhere in the crowd
In a foreign place
Are you happy now ?
There's nothing left to say
So I shut my mouth
So won't you tell me babe
Are you happy now ?
You're the only one, who can up and run, leave me just as empty as the day you came
You hold all the cards, all the broken hearts, strung over your shoulder till it's all in vain
And only you know the strength of your teeth
Wash in the weight of your pockets so deep
And lonely
You're a world away
Somewhere in the crowd
In a foreign place
Are you happy now ?
There's nothing left to say
So I shut my mouth
So won't you tell me babe
Are you happy now ?
Are you happy now ?
In the palm of your hands, you can make me dance, spin me round in circles till I'm wrapped in string
You keep on talking sweet, till your fingers bleed, but don't you dare ask me how I've been
Now only you know the strength of your teeth
Wash in the weight of your pockets so deep
And lonely
You're a world away
Somewhere in the crowd
In a foreign place
Are you happy now
There's nothing left to say
So I shut my mouth
So won't you tell me babe
Are you happy now ?
Are you happy now?



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@dorianc.9885

I like when songs are underrated, it just feels like it's the song and you. The artist's thought and your heart.

@annemariebertrand8598

💖

@yashchopra7313

True...

@Joe-hi1zw

Lmao true but this song has nearly 80mil views so I wouldn't call it underrated...

@TatianaJones8271

Same here I'm always searching for underground music because beautiful music is overlooked.

@joshlink2129

80 million veiws

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@kopexgaming

most underrated song, should be 1b views

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Hallo bang kopekk

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