Marshmello: Happier Meaning
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Song Released: 2018
Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been thinking
I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier
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...
anonymous 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.
anonymous Dec 27th, 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.
anonymous 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 ❤️
anonymous Yesterday, 22:20 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.
anonymous May 15th, 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.
anonymous Apr 21st, 4:10pm report
Not much just that this song left me in tears
anonymous Mar 18th, 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
anonymous Mar 10th, 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.
anonymous Feb 28th, 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
anonymous Feb 25th, 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.
anonymous Feb 11th, 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.”
anonymous Feb 11th, 2:19pm report
When I first heard this song Happier, I was so excited to watch the story behind it and I was touched and tears left from my eyes about the girl who had so much loved and gave importance to the dog, until she had grew up and the time came for the dog that he didn't had to stay for a much longer because of it's illness. It so much mean to me because when I heard the lyrics-- I want to raise your spirits, I want to see your smile but Know that means I'll have to leave-. Even though he wanted to stay but we cannot hold on to the things forever whom can makes us happier, for there is no permanent in life. That's one of the saddest part but we have to accept the fact and the reality of life for we'll have to move on and just keep our smiles on every single moment that we had on our love ones. :)
anonymous Feb 6th, 2:38am report
Or a more relatable reason:
Let's say this guy is best friends with another guy and a girl. But he secretly has a crush on the girl and his friend not-so-secretly has a crush on the girl. So the guy plans on how he's gonna be with the girl but he was too late, because the girl had a crush on his friend and asked his friend out. The girl and his friend got together and he was the "third wheel" even though he was the girls closest friend. He tries to cover up and date one of the girls friends. But he breaks up with her. The girl asked why and he would never answer. Then one day he wrote in her sketch book that he dumped the friend cause he had always had a huge crush on the girl. The girl then felt so bad and got conflicted. The guy realized his mistake. He decided he would let her be with his friend. But for a minute he wanted to try to be with her. But he wants her to be happy and wants his friend to be happy. So he lets his feelings go and just stays friends. So the "Now if we jump together at least we can swim away from the wreck we made" part means that if they restart as friends they can leave behind the awkwardness and forget about it and be friends, allowing her to be with her boyfriend. And her knowing that he'll always have her back.
(the more specific details like the sketchbook thing is based off of my story. I love this song because it represents something real to me.)
Only the lead singer from Bastille had part in writing the song along with Marshmello and Dan Smith. Marshmello had the biggest part in writing the song.
Happier is a man who loves this girl sooo much. But he knew she was only staying with him cause she cared about him, she loved him but was not IN love with him. The man loved her, but knew he had to let go because clinging on was pointless and would just hurt her and him more. He wants to see her happy so he knows that the relationship has to move on so she can go and be with someone she loves. He can't drag it on.
He must have realized it was going to end and he wanted it to end so they could still be friends. But then he wanted to stay just for a moment but realized he has to. He thinks about her being with someone else and how much it would hurt him. But it was a sacrifice that he'd have to make to be with her and he'd pretend he was OK so she wouldn't feel bad.
He also thinks if they "Jump together at least we can swim away from the wreck we made" Which means that if they end this together they could leave the past in the past.
So this is someone who loves this girl and just wants her to be happy, he loves her so much he'd sacrifice his feelings just for this girl.
anonymous Jan 31st, 1:59pm report
i believe the person truly wants the spouse to be happier. that person is now taking it into their own hands, leaving the spouse no other decision but to be what they want. which in my opinion is sometimes necessary as long as they join them on that journey.......that is, if the love is pure.
anonymous Jan 12th, 1:34am report
Before watching the music video, the lyrics to me, relayed a message about a couples hard times in their relationship.
After watching the music video, the main interpretation is clear, and somewhat ambiguous. The fathers feelings towards his daughter (her being bullied growing up and deserves better) and esp when her dog dies. She deserves to be happy, and throughout the music video, she is everything but.
Her father wants happiness from her. As far as the lyrics that say “I must leave”, are the important things in her life that through the circle of life, inevitabley will have to die.
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