Not Happy

Transcribed by: Tlyco@aol.com
[sung: ]
Just because I don't live in a palatial home,
Just because I don't own a car with a car phone,
Just because I don't have bars of gold under my futon,
Doesn't mean I'm not happy.

I'm not happy, cuz I'm not happy,
I'm unhappy, cuz I'm unhappy,
I'm not happy when I'm not happy,
I'm not happy.

But I got TV,
Man, I love TV,
And I watch TV,
While those happy people sleep.

Just because I don't vote,
Just because I don't gloat,
Just cuz I have no fur coat like Ronnie Hawkins,
Doesn't mean I'm not happy.

I'm not happy, cuz I'm not happy,
I'm unhappy when I'm unhappy,
I'm not happy when I'm not happy,
I'm not happy.

But I got TV,
Man, I love TV,
And I watch that screen,
I see happy people steam (steal? ski?)

[spoken to beat: ]
If you look up "happiness" in Webster's dictionary / You would find / That it is defined / as / Lucky / Fortunate / Contented with one's lot / Glad / Or pleased?

If you were to look up "unhappy" in Webster's dictionary / You would find / That it is defined as / Not happy / Miserable / Causing misfortune / Unsuccessful / Disastrous.

I say if it's four a.m. and you're looking up either of these words you're in a little bit of trouble either way, my friend.

[sung: ]
I'm not happy, cuz I'm not happy,
I'm unhappy, when I'm not happy,
I'm miserable, when I'm miserable,
I'm blue (?)

It's not because I don't have ski boots,
It's not because I don't take ginseng roots,
It's not because "Death of a Salesman's" my bible,
It's not because my sister's a stranger,
It's not because I'm not glad or pleased,
It's not because I'm less happy,
Than Morrissey-ee-ee.

It's not because my empties are my nest-egg,
It's not because I don't have casual dinner parties,
It's not because,
It's not because I'm more unhappy,
Than Morrissey-ee-eee.

[Fade Out. Spoken to beat: ]
I'm only happy when other people are unhappy / I guess that cuz I'm-I'm not happy / I'm just a little, a little down (?) / I won't cheer up / I won't buy flowers / I won't go on one day trips to my hometown.


Credit to Bruce McCulloch/Atlantic Records