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Song Released: 2018



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[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...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    anonymous
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    Sep 6th, 2018 9:41am 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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    Dec 27th, 2018 12:54am 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 8th, 2018 10:11am report


    I just think that this song is not specifically talking about a relationship of a couple or the relationship between a dog and girl(even if that’s the music video). Instead I think that the aim was to just symbolize a relationship in general between any relationship. With that being said, it means that one doesn’t want the other person or animal to be sad and instead be happy and that they will do what ever they can to make the other happy. And the music video shows that they will do it till they die, as long as the other person in the relationship is happy ❤️



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    anonymous
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    Nov 29th, 11:30am 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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    anonymous
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    Nov 19th, 11:12pm 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.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 5th, 10:47pm 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!



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    anonymous
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    Sep 22nd, 9:43pm report


    It’s about a pos cheating or wanting to cheat and using the cop out of you’d be happier if I left to help relieve the guilt of wanting to be with someone else

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Aug 11th, 8:08pm 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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    anonymous
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    Aug 1st, 8:18am report


    I’m facing a personal situation here, and this song reminds me a lot about it. Basically, her dad prohibited her to be with me, she probably suffered a lot because of that... y’now, her dad is the kind of dad that makes very severe punishments even for simple things. Like, i can’t let her go but I want her to be happier because if I look for her she’ll be punished ans will suffer again, and the image of her being with someone else it’s eating me up inside, idk what’s up about her... she could have forget me already. It’s been 9 months since then, i want to forget about her but I can’t. So i’ll go... I need to understand that it is really over and have to move on.



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    anonymous
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    May 21st, 2019 5:20pm report


    This is song is a message to oneself. They realise that they are no longer happier. In order to be happy, they must leave, or die.



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    anonymous
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    May 15th, 2019 5:28pm report


    I think it the song is about the relationship whether it is human or animal.dogs are men best friends but we love to eat dogs meat.



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    anonymous
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    May 3rd, 2019 5:00pm report


    It is about two best friends and they get in a fight and one goes to try to save his friend before he commits suicide





    (P.S.i am eight and have a sad life because my brother and sister might be going to a foster home they are three and four I also have divorced parents and grand parents I will not see my dad he is not with our family for now he is not dead my mom won’t explain it to me I hardly get to see my bro and sis



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    anonymous
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    Apr 21st, 2019 4:10pm report


    Not much just that this song left me in tears



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    anonymous
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    Mar 18th, 2019 3:06pm report


    Personally I don't think it's about one loving the other more. I believe it's about a damaged relationship where they are hanging on and one finally speaks up. Too much has happened , too much damage for it to ever be the same as and they know it. So rather than live a lie , the one realizes they must let go as much as it hurts because they both deserve to be truly happy again



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    anonymous
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    Mar 10th, 2019 3:22pm report


    I don't think anyone commenting on here has the right to say...clearly it means this or suggest any other explanation than theirs is stupid or wrong! Every single person has their own mind and will interpret things differently, in their own way. Suicide was "clearly" what it was about to me. My fiance committed suicide in Dec 2018. Some of the same words were said by him, before he did it, to me. He had suffered from depression and bipolar disorder for years. Again, his interpretation of things, life in general, were not the se as mine. He felt I would be happier and better off in the long run without him. Nothing myself or anyone else said could stop him or change how he felt. He truly felt he had to go. There was a moment, I interpreted as regret, wanting to change his mind, but then told me, his mother and even the officer that was trying to help, it had to happen, it was already done and we would all realize soon we'd be better off. He was gone a few minutes later. I'm not sharing this for pity or sympathy. Just so maybe people will be respectful and think before posting the first thing that pops in their head and/or passing judgement on someone else's opinion or interpretations.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 28th, 2019 2:51am report


    Just one word : Amazing song.it has a Nobel feeling . People sometimes feel miserable when they decide to leave but in fact it's for their sake and later on discover they took the right decision



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    anonymous
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    Feb 25th, 2019 2:03pm report


    Okay so lets use an example a dog ( like in the music video) Someone or something has been with the person all their life and probably grew feelings for the person or dont want them but the person whants them. You get me? When the person finds out they dont like them th same way she likes him, she disides to let him go and move on and not a rude person saying "i f i cant have u noone will" she respects his wish and leaves hom be no matter how sad she might feel.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 11th, 2019 2:16pm report


    When my little brother first showed me this song, right when I heard the lyrics “this means I’ll have to leave” I automatically thought it was about someone committing suicide. Then as the song went on, my idea became more true in my mind. Like when it says something about, changing my mind, maybe the person is doubting their desicion to commit suicide, but still think it’s right. When I said, “it’s about suicide” my brother said, “No, it’s about a girl and her dog.”



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