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, 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 Oct 8th, 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 Oct 16th, 10:45pm report
My interpretation of happier is completely different from the video or most of your interpretations. I’m not sure why I felt this Way about the song but I do feel as if it’s someone who is suicidal and feels that if they left the other person would be happier the people in their lives that they feel they disappoint or aren’t good enough for. I realize the video shows a dog and a little girl but none of the lyrics actually go to the video yes it makes sense for the dog wants her to be happy and then in order for her to MoveOn as a teenager the dog had to go and I get that but basically the same way you would look at it about the dog is how I look at it about a human
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.
anonymous Dec 27th, 12:06pm report
I think that the lyrics can suggest two different things. The first one is that the person is suicidal. They think it'll be better for their family, friends,partner if they are dead, hence the words "I want to see you smile, know that means I'll have to leave" they think if they have left the world then everyone will be happier. My other interpretation is that of a relationship. He feels that it would be better to end the relationship so that his partner is happier. He is sacrificing the ting he loves to see her happier.
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 Dec 22nd, 12:14pm report
We all have to go someday but when your close to going you know you have to go but at the last moment you want to stay. Happier
anonymous Dec 19th, 12:35pm report
Happier by Marshmello, I think the lyrics is very clear too. I searched for the meaning, the real meaning is found on songmeaningsandfacts website.
There is also a meaning on songmeanings website. I think the meanings here kind of relate to this song. For the person who made a latest comment, sorry to hear about your brother. Hopefully, he will recover from his addiction too. You can tell him you want a healthy relationship with him.
Every one of us wants to have a healthy relationship, we want those people in our lives to be happy that sometimes it's better for us to end our relationship or connection with them. Or give them space and connect with them once in a while.
I hope you feel better.
- The person who made comments on songs recently
anonymous Dec 19th, 12:02pm report
This song made me think of the addiction relationship my brother is bound to right now. I just recently found out he has been on heroin and meth for a several months. It has segregated us in many ways and I finally had to just walk away. I knew he loved getting high more than he wanted any healthy relationship with me, his daughter, anyone. It really hit me hard to hear a song like this so close to hearing this news, but crying is cathartic, and I felt much better once I got some of my frustrations out! Really powerful song that can be taken many different ways!
anonymous Dec 11th, 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.
anonymous Dec 1st, 12:38pm report
People, are we interpreting the lyrics or the video?? Just looking at the lyrics, it's simple. A relationship has run its course and it's time to move on. Breakups are never easy but it's for the best when two people are no longer happy together. Somewhere we've all been.
anonymous Nov 29th, 11:08pm report
I unlike most do not think this song is about a person you are leaving. I don't many loved ones that you would make happier by leaving them. I think he's conflicted on a decision to leave a place where he feels he doesn't belong but it's a hard decision. He doesn't want to leave his home but bigger and better things are out there for him. So he's convincing himself that he will be happier if he leaves because he is miserable where he is at now. This song means a lot to me
anonymous Nov 15th, 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.
anonymous Nov 14th, 11:07am report
They must have had a big relationship, so it was hard to let go.
anonymous Nov 12th, 11:31pm report
I think it is about that friends can get you through the toughest of times but that they can't always be with you. Having a relationship can be hard when you stay put but they move on in life.
anonymous Nov 7th, 11:02pm report
I watched the music video and it is about a girl and her dog. It states off ith a girl who love the color yellow and she is young and she gets a dog bow for her birthday and she is like what is this and then her dad comes out with a dog. Then her and the dog start growing up and she loves the dog and people make fun of her so the dog comferts her and they have a true love. Then as the girl has gotten older so has the dog to the point where the dog is in discomfort so they have to put the dog to sleep. Then the next scene she is a mother and it's her daughters birth day and her daughter gets a dog bow and is like a bow who is it for..... Then she gets a dog........teaching us that our dogs love us and they want us to be happier so they will confert us because we love them
anonymous Oct 21st, 10:12am report
I interpreted the song in regards to depression and suicide. The lyrics speak to me in a way that I relate to. It's such a dark song with deep lyrical value to me. I've had many situations where people would say similar things when I have felt suicidal or am at my lowest point. I can't stop listening to it because it really hits home for me.
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