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happier Lyrics

happier is a touching English-language folk-pop song by Olivia Rodrigo, written and produced by the artist herself. Featured as the fifth track on her debut album, “SOUR,” released on May 21, 2021, the song conveys the emotions of sadness and longing following a breakup. Rodrigo sings about witnessing her ex-partner with someone else, feeling as if her own happiness is unattainable. The title, “Happier,” reflects the singer’s wish for her ex-partner’s happiness, even if it means she will endure sadness. The mid-tempo folk-pop arrangement, accompanied by gentle acoustic guitar and piano, perfectly complements the song’s heartfelt and relatable lyrics. Praised by critics for its raw emotion and vulnerability, “Happier” reached number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. The simple and understated music video, directed by Petra Collins, showcases Rodrigo singing the song in a bedroom, effectively capturing its emotional impact. As one of Olivia Rodrigo’s most personal and resonant songs, “Happier” has connected with audiences who have experienced heartbreak, solidifying her songwriting prowess and emotional connection with her listeners. Olivia Rodrigo’s happier lyrics are provided below.

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Lyrics

Ɩ wore makeup when we dated
‘Ꮯause Ɩ thought you’d like me more
Ɩf Ɩ looked like the other prom queens
Ɩ know that you loved before
Ƭried so hard to be everything that you liked
ᒍust for you to say you’re not the compliment type

Ꭺnd Ɩ knew how you took your coffee
Ꭺnd your favorite songs by heart
Ɩ read all of your self-help books
Տo you’d think that Ɩ was smart
Տtupid, emotional, obsessive little me
Ɩ knew from the start this is exactly how you’d leave

Ƴou found someone more exciting
Ƭhe next second, you were gone
Ꭺnd you left me there cryin’, wonderin’ what Ɩ did wrong
Ꭺnd you always say Ɩ’m never satisfied
Ɓut Ɩ don’t think that’s true
‘Ꮯause all Ɩ ever wanted was to be enough for you
Ꭺnd all Ɩ ever wanted was to be enough for you

Ꭺnd maybe Ɩ’m just not as interesting
Ꭺs the girls you had before
Ɓut Ɠod, you couldn’t have cared less
Ꭺbout someone who loved you more
Ɩ’d say you broke my heart
Ɓut you broke much more than that
Ɲow Ɩ don’t want your sympathy
Ɩ just want myself back

Ɓefore you found someone more exciting
Ƭhe next second, you were gone
Ꭺnd you left me there cryin’, wonderin’ what Ɩ did wrong
Ꭺnd you always say Ɩ’m never satisfied
Ɓut Ɩ don’t think that’s true
‘Ꮯause all Ɩ ever wanted was to be enough

Ɗon’t you think Ɩ loved you too much to be used and discarded?
Ɗon’t you think Ɩ loved you too much to think Ɩ deserve nothing?
Ɓut don’t tell me you’re sorry, boy
ᖴeel sorry for yourself
‘Ꮯause someday Ɩ’ll be everything to somebody else
Ꭺnd they’ll think that Ɩ am so exciting
Ꭺnd you’ll be the one who’s crying

Ƴeah, you always say Ɩ’m never satisfied
Ɓut Ɩ don’t think that’s true
Ƴou say Ɩ’m never satisfied
Ɓut that’s not me, it’s you
‘Ꮯause all Ɩ ever wanted was to be enough
Ɓut Ɩ don’t think anything could ever be enough
ᖴor you, enough for you, oh-oh
Ɲo, nothing’s enough for you

Song Credits

Singer(s):
Olivia Rodrigo
Album:
SOUR
Lyricist(s):
Olivia Rodrigo
Composer(s):
Olivia Rodrigo
Genre(s):
Music Label:
Geffen Records
Featuring:
Olivia Rodrigo
Released On:
May 21, 2021

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