Happy Now
Zedd & Elley Duhé 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 song "Happy Now" by Zedd and Elley Duhé explores a broken relationship where one person is left feeling empty and wondering if their former partner is truly happy without them. The lyrics describe the person as being distant, a "world away," and in a foreign place, leaving the other person feeling isolated and disconnected. The chorus repeatedly asks the question, "Are you happy now?" implying the singer wants to know if their former partner has found happiness without them. The song also highlights the power dynamics in the relationship, where one person holds all the cards and essentially leaves the other person "strung over their shoulder 'til it's all in vain." The lyrics subtly convey a sense of sorrow and regret, as the singer reflects on the dissolution of the relationship and their inability to move on.


One of the interesting facts about this song is that it was heavily influenced by Zedd's own experiences with heartbreak. In an interview with Billboard, he revealed that he wrote the song after going through a difficult breakup and feeling a sense of powerlessness to fix the relationship. Another interesting fact is that the music video for "Happy Now" features a Japanese art form called kintsugi, which is the art of repairing broken pottery with gold or silver lacquer, emphasizing the beauty in the fractured form. The music video was directed by Canal Aube and showcases the process of repairing a broken heart in this artistic way.


Line by Line Meaning

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


Somewhere in the crowd
You're lost in your own thoughts.


In a foreign place
You're in unfamiliar emotional territory.


Are you happy now?
Are you finally content with your decisions?


There's nothing left to say
There's nothing I can do or say to change what's happened.


So I shut my mouth
I accept the situation and don't try to change things anymore.


So won't you tell me, babe
Please open up and share your true feelings with me.


You're the only one who can up and run
You have the power to leave me behind whenever you choose.


Leave me just as empty as the day you came
Your actions have left me feeling hollow and unfulfilled.


You hold all the cards, all the broken hearts
You have the control and the ability to hurt others.


Strung over your shoulder 'til it's all in vain
You continue to carry the weight of your past mistakes without learning from them.


And only you know the strength of your teeth
You alone understand the resilience you possess.


Awash in the weight of your pockets, so deep
You are burdened by the heaviness of your emotional baggage.


And lonely
Despite your power and control, you are alone in your struggles.


In the palm of your hands
You have complete control over me.


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


Spin me 'round in circles 'til I'm wrapped in string
You keep me trapped and controlled.


You keep on talking sweet 'til your fingers bleed
You are manipulative and will keep pushing until you get what you want.


But don't you dare ask me how I've been
You refuse to acknowledge the pain you've caused me.


Now only you know the strength of your teeth
You alone understand your own strength and resilience.


Awash in the weight of your pockets, so deep
You are weighed down by the burden of your emotions.


And lonely
Despite your power, you are isolated and alone.


World away
Emotionally distant.


Somewhere in the crowd
Lost in your own thoughts and feelings.


In a foreign place
Emotionally unfamiliar territory.


Are you happy now?
Do you finally feel content with your choices and actions?


There's nothing left to say
I've said all I can say about the situation.


So I shut my mouth
I accept the situation and don't try to change things anymore.


So won't you tell me, babe
Please open up and share your true feelings with me.


Are you happy now?
Do you finally feel content with your choices and actions?




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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@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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@neitandds

This story deserves a Netflix's serie with same actors.

👇🏻 This number of people signed for it

@Tearfulmelodies

Nathan Cabrera what is the name of the serie

@harrisidris5836

@@Tearfulmelodies how about "what happens after"

@pabyblutos

Should make a petition

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