Happy to be Here

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Happy to be Here

Post by nobodyetal » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:09 pm

Happy to be Here
by Somebody by Himself

It's the longest day of winter
I'm scraping off my car
in the biggest, meanest city I'd ever known
And though the days are short
and wet and cold and the world is dead
I've met someone and I am not alone

Now the city is quiet
with the snowflakes falling fast
but the fireplace is warm and you are too
And I'm happy to be here On this couch next to you

Now it's springtime turning summer
There's a house and kids and dogs
In the suburbs to which we swore we'd never move
And there's work and school and soccer
Groceries, laundry and chores
And for the weekends, grilling out and a honey-do

When the house is finally quiet
And the kids are put to bed
And I'm holding your hand, holding my hand too
And I'm happy to be here On this couch next to you

In the evenings
I sneak a look at you
And I'm almost too tired to think
But you're so beautiful
I'm trying so hard not to blink.

We're falling into autumn
And the flowers are in their beds
The world is slowing down and so are we
The days are getting shorter
There's a winter coming on
This old house is bigger than it used to be

Now the earth seems quiet
Albums in our laps
You ask if I remember. Of course I do.
And I'm happy to be here
On this couch next to you
"Writing a poem without form is like playing tennis without a net." - Robert Frost (horribly paraphrased because I'm too lazy to google it)
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Re: Happy to be Here

Post by Caravan Ray » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:07 am

Happy To Be Here
by JoAnnAbbott

(and bits in the middle by by Caravan Ray - without JoAnn Abbots permission)


(Spoken)
Hey! You made it! That’s great!

(Opening song)
I am happy to be here- I am!
And I’m glad you’re here too-
I’m so happy to be here-I am!
And who knows what we’re going to do?
Maybe tell a story,
Maybe sing a song
It really doesn’t matter
If you can come along!
I’m happy to be here- it’s true!
And I’m glad to see you!

Hi kids. i'm Caravan Ray.
Do you know where your parents keep their guns?
Guns are cool.
Guns smell like freedom.
You go and find their guns
And come back to me
OK?
Cos we need guns to fight the Communists
Do you know what a Communist is?
They have crazy, kooky ideas about health care, and human rights, and the environment and guns.
Thats why we need guns.
Lots of them
For freedom.
Let's do a dance
A freedom dance!!!


(End of show)
I was happy to be here- I was!
Did you have some fun too?
I was happy to be here, because
I got to spend the time with you!
I hope you’ll be back again someday
Cause when you are here I’ll always say
I’m happy to sing and share and play
And spend time with you!
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Re: Happy to be Here

Post by CordSmith » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:00 am

Happy to Be Here
by
Skadaddle

she listens to the waves
water so clear
girl so happy
happy to be here

candlelight lies
from the night before
walk so lightly
light along the shore
  • good bye
    to all that we hid inside
    i'll be fine
black and yellow tape
telephone in hand
the one so sorry
bargains all he can

dawn becomes day
people draw near
the girl so happy
happy to be here
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Re: Happy to be Here

Post by RangerDenni » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:07 pm

HAPPY TO BE HERE
DJ Ranger Den

I'm happy to be, happy to be
happy to be here brushing my teeth
I'm happy to do it,
cuz that's what we're s'pozed to do...

No one wants tooth decay,
and bleeding gums,
and halitosis ...
So get your brush,
open up...
swish swish that mouthwash!
...and don't get lazy with that floss :)

This is your toothbrush song!
And I'm happy to be here, singing along.
Do 30 seconds on each side,
then rinse it off and kiss good night.
xx
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Re: Happy to be Here

Post by RangerDenni » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:09 pm

HAPPY TO BE HERE
Billy and the Psychotics

she's such a waste of time...
she's such a waste of time...
Are you happy to be here!?

All. Your. Time....

she's such a waste of time
it's like a train wreck suicide /
she's a waste of your time

(All your time is not gonna / be on your side)
she's been around but you'd better think twice
she's a waste of your time
Painted on the inside of your eyes
She's like a train wreck suicide
You're not happy to be here /
You're not happy, so just pull the trigger


She asks you and you run
She calls you and you come
She wants you, but you need her
She lights you up and you burn
are you happy to be here!?

(You're not happy to be here /
You're not happy, so just pull the trigger
)
She's been around but you'd better think twice
she's a waste of your time
painted on your eyes
... like a train wreck suicide
Are you happy to be here!?
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Re: Happy to be Here

Post by glennny » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:47 pm

Happy to be Here
By glennny
Lyrics by Ken Mahru
Music by Glen Phillips


Verse One:
Sunny and warm
As the ocean rises, the sun fades away
Driving in your car
Convertible Cabriolet

Chorus:
Happy to be here
You’re my best friend
Why did it have to end?
I'm so happy here
Happy to be here
You’re my best friend
Why did it have to end?
(You're not happy here)

Post Chorus:
Tired and burned out
I can see you fade away
Good times gone by
Can't say goodbye to yesterday

Verse Two:
Every choice is a moment lost
Waiting for a sign
Every day a bridge to cross
moving toward decline

Chorus:
Happy to be here
You’re my best friend
Why did it have to end?
I'm so happy here
Happy to be here
You’re my best friend
Why did it have to end?
(You're not happy here)

Post Chorus:
Tired and burned out
I can see you fade away
Good times gone by
Can't say goodbye to yesterday

Verse Three:
Darkness and cold
Before the sun rises, are we fading away
Arriving in your heart
Irreversible choices made

Chorus Three (over Post Chorus):
Happy to be here
You’re my best friend
Why did it have to end?
I'm so happy here
Happy to be here
You’re my best friend
Why did it have to end?
(You're not happy here)

Key of Db, 140 bpm
Chords:

Verse 7/4
| Db | Fm9 | B6 | Ebm7 | (x2)

Chorus 9/4
| Ab7 | Ebm7 >< Db | Fm9 >< Ab7 | Gbmaj7 >< Db |

Post Chorus 4/4
| Db | Db | Cdim7 | Ab7 |
| Ebm7 | Bbsus2 | Fm9 | Fm9 |
| Gbmaj7 | Gbmaj7 | Ebm7 | Bbsus2 |
| Ebm7 | Ab7 | Db | Db |

Verse 7/4
Chorus 9/4
Post Chorus 4/4


Solo 4/4 (x3)
| Gb maj7 | Gb maj7 | B6 | B6 |
| Cdim7 | Cdim7 | Db | Db |

Verse 7/4
Post Chorus 4/4

End on Cdim7
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Re: Happy to be Here

Post by foobar93 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:11 pm

Just discovering this forum for the first time. Cool!

Happy to Be Here

Life is short
The world’s a stage
A rolling stone
Gathers no clichés

I don’t care
that the script is bad
The plot’s convoluted
And the rhymes are sad


I try to live my life without fear
And I’m happy to be here...

Life is short
Don’t I know it
I’m in the gravity well
Of a genetic poet

Who cares if I’m remembered
Or I’m forgotten
In the denmark where
All things are rotten

I try to live my life without fear
And I’m happy to be here...

It’s incredible
just to be able to breathe
I hope I don’t check out
Before I ever leave

It’s improbable
That we’re even alive
Life is short
Just shut up and drive


I try to live my life without fear
And I’m happy to be here...

Verse:
C#m-E-F#m-G#+

Prechorus:
C#m7-F#7-A-G#

Chorus:
C#-Esus2-F#-G#7
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