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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...

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    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 11th, 2018 12:16am report


    This song can spark many feelings is many different types of people. Some might not even be in a relationship and feel the powerful lyrics of this very well scripted song. They might feel like someone in their life doesn't talk or smile to them, but when they aren't around, that someone smiles. "I want to make you smile, I know that means I'll have to leave." These lyrics play perfectly into this meaning, but everyone has their own interpretation.

    All in all, everyone wants their crush, girl/boyfriend, or wife/husband to be happier. Sometimes they feel like it only might be achieved with themselves out of the picture.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 15th, 2018 11:58am report


    I think that the song is in a way but still has a good meaning. In the video, there is a girl who wasn't treated that well. But on her birthday, she got a dog and she was happier. But later on, the dog gets really ill and with the lyrics of the song, it's like the dog is saying that he wants the girl to be happier so he is gonna go. or die. Otherwise I think that this song has a great meaning and is really sweet. But also in a way depressing.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 28th, 2:53am 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.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 21st, 2:39pm 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.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 5th, 2:56pm report


    This has very much helped me realize the meaning of happier! I love dis website!!!!!



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    anonymous
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    Jan 23rd, 1:25am 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.



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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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    Aug 11th, 2019 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, 2019 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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