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Marshmello: Happier Meaning

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Song Released: 2018


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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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    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.

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    anonymous
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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.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 17th report

    The song seems to have a universal meaning, but for me, it's basically choosing to do what is right over what makes you happy.

  5. XYZ
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    Jun 6th report

    He loves her more than anything but she's not happy and some time. So wants to let her go but then he doesn't and then thinking of what she needs he decides he to make her "HAPPIER".

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 20th 2021 report

    I think this song is just so touching and sad the way he said " Cause with the all that has happened I think that we both know the way that this story ends"its like he wants her partner want to be that happier and i just read the lyrics of this song happier and i heard that "When the evening falls
    And I'm left there with my thoughts
    And the image of you being with someone else
    Well, that's eating me up inside
    But we run our course, we pretend that we're okay
    Now if we jump together at least we can swim
    Far away from the wreck we made" its like they want to give up together but the boy doesn't want that his partner will give up with him so the boy said "Know that means I'll have to leave
    Lately, I've been, I've been thinking
    I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier" he only want to his partner to be happier and the only way he think is to leave his patner and maybe thats the way how to make his partner

  7. anonymous
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    Sep 19th 2021 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.






  8. anonymous
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    Sep 18th 2021 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.

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 25th 2021 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.

  10. 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."

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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