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Marshmello: Happier Meaning

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Song Released: 2018



Happier Lyrics

[Intro]
Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been thinking
I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier

[Verse 1]
When the morning comes
When we see what we’ve become
In the cold light of day we’re a flame in the wind
Brought the fire that we...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Sep 6th 2018 report

    TLDR, at bottom

    I think this song has a very simple yet deep and relatable feeling for many. It seems that two people are in a relationship and one realizes that the best way for them to be happy is to separate. The chorus is roughly like a kind of conversation. First he says, "Lately, I've been, I've been thinking I want you to be happier." This signals a big decision that he is going to tell his significant other. He then stops himself in this conversation and says that he wants to change his mind because "this doesn't feel right" before he reveals his ideas. He then basically says he wants to make his partner happier; however, in order to do this, he must leave. Later, he continues to think about his choice and offers signs of regret such as "when the evening falls and I'm left there with my thoughts and the image of you being with someone else. Well, it's eating me up inside."

    If you thought this was too long, basically, my interpretation is that this guy is leaving his partner because he thinks it's the best way for her(or him)to be happier,, even if it gives him (Bastille) a sense of regret and sadness.

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    Dec 27th 2018 report

    This song gave me chills when I first listened to it because it reminds me of a situation that I am currently facing. I’ve been dating a girl for a couple years who I care more about that anything. I could go on about how amazing she was and how amazing our relationship was, but that’s not what this is about. She had her only sibling pass away completely unexpectedly a little over a year ago and she realized in college (we just had our first semester at different colleges but close by) that to heal herself and she needed to focus on herself in the present and let go of her past, which included me. It took me a while to come to terms with it, because she was a girl that I had a bond with that was truly amazing and I never expect to feel the same way about someone again. However, I realize that she needs this time and space to become happier in the future. I don’t know if I’ll ever be in her life the same way I was or what will happen - there is so much uncertainty. But, I do know that I have to step out of the picture, for a while or forever, if she wants to be happy again. Just like the song said, it would tear me up to imagine her with someone else eventually. But, life is what it is. It gives and it takes. I’ve learned more about life from this relationship than I have from any form of school. Again, this song really spoke to me. I do want her to be happier, more than anything, and so I had to leave.

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    anonymous
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    Oct 7th 2018 report

    I think he wants to make his partner happy and to do that he has to leave them. He probably wants to give them space and let them be but thinks twice before saying it.

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 19th report

    Lyric interpretation of this song. Guy has a relationship with a girl. He wants to let her go, he thinks/feels his girlfriend is not happy with him. He wants her to be happier with someone else. For the recent comment, not eating and crying for days will not help you. It's not the end of the world. Take care of yourself and love yourself. You have to sleep, eat, and talk. This is the only one life you have. Don't waste it by being depressed. Live your life and love your life even if you don't have a bf. There's oxygen everywhere and you need to breathe. Your ex-bf already gave his reasons why he broke up with you. Accept it and move forward. You'll meet a guy who is really meant for you. Be strong girl.






  5. anonymous
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    Sep 18th report

    This song makes me cry everytime because my 1st love left me and said it was him. I haven't eaten in the past 5 days and cry myself to sleep. He ignores me and says to me that It wasn't me it was him. tbh,it was my fault....I put to much stress on him...my stress. Now I'm depressed and my parents ask me why I won't eat or talk I just say I'm not feeling good and go to my room to secretly cry for three hours. My heart hurts so bad that I don't want to live or even breathe for that matter. I want to kill myself but I won't because of my family. I can't hurt them too.

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 25th report

    Happier is about a couple and 1 of them is unhappy with the other(i imagine they might like someone else or isn't feeling the sparkes anymore) so the other is willing to let them go and leave so the other can be happier. It is also about loyalty and careing enough to put the others needs/wants/feelings above their own, so the other can truly be happier.

    "So i'll go, i'll go ohohoh i will go go go. Lately i've been thinking i want you to be happier, i want you to be happier. Even though i might not like it, i think that you'll be happier, i want you to be happier. Then only for a minute, i want to change my mind cuz' this does not feel right to me. I want to raise your spirits. I want to see you smile, but know that means i'll have to leave."
    P.S.
    I hope this helps you understand the song.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 23rd 2021 report

    It is about one person loveing and respecting the other so much that they are willing to leave their life so they can have a better life or at lest a chance at a better life. The person doesn't want to leave but is willing to sacrifice their own happieness for the others happeiness. "So i'll go, i will go, i'll go" "then only for a minute i want to change my mind, cuz this does not feel right to me. I want to raise your spirits, i want to see you smile, know that means i'll have to leave."

  8. anonymous
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    Jan 1st 2021 report

    It is about two people who are in love with one another, but one doesn't want to be with the other. Although he doesn't want her to go, it's the only way to make her happy



    I have the same story

  9. anonymous
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    May 1st 2020 report

    I think it's about loving someone enough to set them free. Basically you have to let go. I know it's tough, but life must go on.

  10. anonymous
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    Apr 28th 2020 report

    I believe this song interpretations is that people do stuff for people to make them happy. In the ad on YouTube it had a girl that was sad at her party until her mom got her a dog. This was a great way to show that LOVE just happened. Then, throughout the years the dog loves her when she gets called name at school and gets bullied. Now to jump on to what happened when the dog was sick. The song uses the lyrics of I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPIER meaning the producers of this video was trying to show that the girl wanted the dog to be Happier and not hurting while the dog was sick. The song also uses the lyrics'Cause this just don't feel right to me
    I wanna raise your spirits I want to see you smile but. This part of the song was showing that the girl was sad that she had to make the choice of putting her best companion down.But she wanted the dog to have raised spirits and have a smile on his face so she made the right choice to lay her dog down.

  11. anonymous
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    Apr 17th 2020 report

    "Happier" is definitely my favourite song, and I feel the meaning is quite clear.
    A man is married to his wife, but lately they've been arguing. The man knows the story will end with a divorce, and he doesn't want to, but it is the only way his wife can be happy.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  12. anonymous
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    Feb 28th 2020 report

    This song makes me think of my BFF, who is suffering from depression. He has a lot going on and is always in the center of attention of them, including a months-long fight between him and one of our friends.
    This song is like me saying to him "I will do anything to make you happy" because I will.
    He is also my crush, and he recently got a girlfriend. Personally, I think 12 is too young to be dating, and I don't hate the girl he asked out, but I don't really like her. But "Happier" reminds me that, even though I do like him, my job as a best friend is to make sure that is happy no matter what, even if that means that I may not get what I want.

    No song can make me cry, but somehow, this one did. It hits me right in the heart where I care for my friend the most.

  13. anonymous
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    Feb 21st 2020 report

    I think this song has a very simple yet deep and relatable feeling for many. It seems that two people are in a relationship and one realizes that the best way for them to be happy is to separate. I think this song has a very simple yet deep and relatable feeling for many. It seems that two people are in a relationship and one realizes that the best way for them to be happy is to separate. I think this song has a very simple yet deep and relatable feeling for many. It seems that two people are in a relationship and one realizes that the best way for them to be happy is to separate.

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 23rd 2020 report

    I think this is actually about self realisation that a relationship has gone toxic and the feelings of not wanting to let go, but caring about your partner so much that you don't want them to go through the struggle anymore.

  15. anonymous
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    Nov 29th 2019 report

    It's a song of letting go...to be unselfish to your personal feelings realizing ur struggle with sacrifice for the other to be happier...whatever the reason ...ie...breakup..loosing someone. ..loosing something like ur beloved dog.

  16. anonymous
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    Nov 19th 2019 report

    I think this song has a very simple yet deep and relatable feeling for many. It seems that two people are in a relationship and one realizes that the best way for them to be happy is to separate. The chorus is roughly like a kind of conversation. First he says, "Lately, I've been, I've been thinking I want you to be happier." This signals a big decision that he is going to tell his significant other. He then stops himself in this conversation and says that he wants to change his mind because "this doesn't feel right" before he reveals his ideas. He then basically says he wants to make his partner happier; however, in order to do this, he must leave. Later, he continues to think about his choice and offers signs of regret such as "when the evening falls and I'm left there with my thoughts and the image of you being with someone else. Well, it's eating me up inside."

    If you thought this was too long, basically, my interpretation is that this guy is leaving his partner because he thinks it's the best way for her(or him)to be happier,, even if it gives him (Bastille) a sense of regret and sadness.

  17. anonymous
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    Oct 5th 2019 report

    (I know that this isn't the meaning of the song but this what it reminds me of.)

    This song reminds me of when my best friend was going through moderate separation anxiety and has a GAD. She was diagnosed in December 2018. I have always wanted to stay at her side even though it was hard. I would cry myself to bed most nights and at school. She was always crying and in the corner of the room in a special area for her to calm down. This song always helped me on hard days and made me happier. My friend got better over months of therapy. On the other hand, since she was diagnosed, my life has never been the same. In January 2019 I got my first OCD symptoms. At first, I didn't realize it I just thought it was nothing. It got worse and worse as days went on. To this day I struggle each day, with only the support of a different friend with GAD and OCD. I am still not diagnosed I wish I was though. OCD can develop after traumatic situations in life. To this day I haven't told her that she is the real reason I live my life like this. So far it was almost been a year. If anyone is reading this and is struggling to just remember to speak out. Thank you Marshmellow and Bastille for helping me through the toughest year of my life!

  18. anonymous
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    Aug 11th 2019 report

    Happier is about being happy. Remembered this song since it has been here a few months ago. If she didn't connect or talked with you for nine months, it means she obeyed her dad. If you want to wait, wait forever, it's your decision. But it's too clear she already made her choice. If she didn't choose you, respect her decision. It seems both of you talked that you would choose a different partner in life. Understand that it's over and move on.

    For everyone, if they ended the relationship or whatever kind of relationship. It means they don't want you to be a part of their life. As you said, understand and move on. That's the real truth in life. Nothing last forever. So treasure the moments you have with all your family members, relatives, friends, etc. Because they will not be present in our lives all the time.

    If you want your gf or ex-gf to be happy and be at peace with her family. Respect her decision. Choose someone that your family will like for you and be sure the girl you choose, her family will like you too.


    Peace to you!



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