Song of the Day #3,579: ‘Happy Now?’ – No Doubt

This is the fifth track I’ve featured from No Doubt’s 1995 album Tragic Kingdom, and the third on a Random Weekend. I wish I’d been keeping stats from the start, so I’d know if this is one of the most-represented Random Weekend albums or somewhere in the middle of the pack.

‘Happy Now?’ was written by Gwen Stefani about her breakup from band member Tony Kanal, with whom she had a 7-year relationship. How odd it must have been for both of them to perform this song (and others with a similar theme) night after night.

[Verse 1]
You had the best
But you gave her up
Cause dependency might interrupt
Idealistic will so hard to please
Put your indecisive mind at ease
You broke the set
Now there’s only singles
There’s no looking back
This time I mean it

[Chorus]
Are you happy now
How is it now
Are you happy now
Are you happy

[Verse 2]
The uncertainty you had of me
Brought cloudy shady company
The tenderness habitual
A seldom-fading ritual
You killed the pair
Now only one is breathing
There’s no looking back
This time I mean it

[Chorus]
Are you happy now
How is it now
Are you happy now
Are you happy

[Verse 3]
No more leaning on your shoulder
I won’t be there, no more bother
If you feel you just might want me
That’s too bad, I’m not that easy

The contemplator all those years
Now you must adhere
To your new career of liberation
You’ve been cast all by yourself
You’re free at last

You broke the set
Now there’s, there’s only singles
There’s no looking back
This time I mean it

[Chorus]
Are you happy now
How is it now
Are you happy now
Are you happy

[Outro]
You’re by yourself
All by yourself
You have no one else
You’re by yourself

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10 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,579: ‘Happy Now?’ – No Doubt

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I’m sure Fleetwood Mac had similar awkward moments on stage over the years.

  2. Peg Clifton says:

    That must have been hard to do especially in the beginning. Then they probably got used to it. As a tennis player I like the lyrics “you broke the set, now there’s only singles” 😊

  3. Elaina says:

    To make a long-winded story short, I don’t believe in coincidences (something to do with how I found this blog, and the blog title). To further prove this hypothesis, and make the Magick happen — would I be able to get a list to date of all the “Songs of the Day”?

  4. Elaina says:

    And odd, M79 brought me here.

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