April 25, 2011 § Leave a comment
“Or is happiness a little more like knocking
On your door, and you just let it in?”
I love the mellow, soulful ease of this song. Apparently this was written for Isaac’s wife when she was in Australia and he really missing her. So he just had to keep going, living his life and waiting for her to come home.
I love the lyrics! I feel like he’s saying you can’t force happiness, can’t force yourself to be happy. But you can go about your life, do what you love, be who you are, not necessarily search for happiness, but let it come to you through your life.
Once you stop looking for happiness, it comes to you.
So once you live your life not looking for happiness, but maybe taking the focus off of yourself, helping others, doing what you love for its own sake, but not for the sake of finding happiness, praying to pray, then the happiness is an added benefit. When its the main focus of what we do, we force happiness and its never pure.
Ok, that’s what I get. What do the lyrics say to you??
Happiness is just outside my window
Would it crash blowing 80-miles an hour?
Or is happiness a little more like knocking
On your door, and you just let it in?
Happiness feels a lot like sorrow
Let it be, you can’t make it come or go
But you are gone- not for good but for now
Gone for now feels a lot like gone for good
Happiness is a firecracker sitting on my headboard
Happiness was never mine to hold
Careful child, light the fuse and get away
‘Cause happiness throws a shower of sparks
Happiness damn near destroys you
Breaks your faith to pieces on the floor
So you tell yourself, that’s enough for now
Happiness has a violent roar
Happiness is like the old man told me
Look for it, but you’ll never find it all
Let it go, live your life and leave it
Then one day, wake up and she’ll be home
Home, home, home