The Happy Problem

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    The debut release from indiepunk band The Happy Problem, with 5 addictive melodic punk tunes. Songs featured on CW, ABC, MTV and more.

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Debut album from LA-based indiepunk quartet The Happy Problem with songs featured on CW, ABC, MTV and more.

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released April 24, 2009

All songs written by Samantha Shaber. Produced by Ethan Allen. Vocals & Guitars - Sam Shaber; Lead Guitar - Clint Black; Bass - Dan Lavery; Drums - Eric Gardner.

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The Happy Problem Los Angeles, California

Described by Time Out NY as “a happy go lucky Hole,” The Happy Problem's exuberantly angsty frontwoman Samantha Shaber sings of youth, age, love & death on their self-produced third album, Birth. Shaber founded The Happy Problem after logging over 200,000 miles touring as a solo artist. Their songs are frequently featured on hit series including Sleepy Hollow and Keeping up with the Kardashians. ... more

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Track Name: Happy Happy Happy
Happy Happy Happy

Pretty Baby with her pants on fire
Never tells the truth
She's the pretty one we all admire
Always gets what she wants too

Hey Missy
(Missy Missy Missy)
So happy
(Happy happy happy)
Won't you let us get in your way
Let us crawl inside your happy life

Pretty Baby plays the center part
In our gullible minds
Makes you feel like you're a movie star
Then she leaves you behind

Hey Missy
(Missy Missy Missy)
So happy
(Happy happy happy)
Won't you let us get in your way
Let us crawl inside your happy life

Such a shiny surface, it must be done on purpose to blind us
Crack the vessel open and all the bits are broken
And everything comes floating up

So, Pretty Baby with your pants on fire
Keep a lid on the truth
Be our prima donna, flash a smile
You are just how we want you

Hey Missy
(Missy Missy Missy)
So happy
(Happy happy happy)
Won't you let us get in your way
Let us crawl inside your happy life
Track Name: Zero
Zero

Lock the door and turn the TV on
Watch the cartoon people being drawn
Change my hurt so I can love again
Make it anger so I can defend

Oh oh oh oh
Zero oh oh oh
Square one let's

Pull the tumor out and leave a space
I am cured but now an empty place
Eats away at me as longing does
Grows a tumor where the tumor was

Oh oh oh oh
Zero oh oh oh
Square one let's

Maybe there won't be more pain
If I stop and stay the same
Maybe if I don't breathe
No one else can hurt me

Oh oh oh oh
Zero oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Zero oh oh oh

Lock the door and turn the TV on
Watch the cartoon people being drawn
Track Name: I'll Love You When I'm Gone
I'll Love You When I'm Gone

I am night while you are dawn
While mortars thunder on
I'll love you when I'm gone
Like a picture in a frame
That never drops its gaze
I'll see you always

And now I'm not alone even when I am alone
And now I'm always home even when I'm far from home
And the night turns to dawn and time somehow moves on
And I'll love you when I'm gone

It's hot hot here
You always feel the fear
But everything is clear
Even when my hands shake
I'm steadied by the faith
That our love makes

And now I'm not alone even when I am alone
And now I'm always home even when I'm far from home
And the night turns to dawn and time somehow moves on
And I'll love you when I'm gone

My hand is on my heart
That's where you are

It's hot hot here
You always feel the fear
But everything is clear

And the night turns to dawn and time somehow moves on
And I'll love you when I'm gone
Track Name: Cryin' Shame
Cryin' Shame

When I see you talking, your eyes tell me through my t.v.
That we are meant to meet
I've also seen you sleeping, so softly in that movie
I wish you'd do that next to me

It's a cryin' shame that you don't even know my name
And I swear sometimes it smarts to feel you breathing down my heart

And now you are smiling, brilliantly in a magazine
But no one knows you just like me
And now you are laughing, playfully in a window display
But I can't get inside to be

It's a cryin' shame that you don't even know my name
And I swear sometimes it smarts to feel you breathing down my heart

I can't stand the waiting for the day when our lives meet
I'd be so fascinating, you'll see

And now you are laughing, playfully in a window display
And I am climbing in to say

It's a cryin' shame that you don't even know my name
And I swear sometimes it smarts to feel you breathing down, breathing down
Yes it's a cryin' shame that you don't even know my name
An'd I swear sometimes it smarts to feel you breathing down my heart
But I can't get in, how to begin when you're so far
From reality and me, from reality and me
From reality, reality, reality and me
Track Name: Filling Station
Filling Station

Falling down once again
Another bruise another reason not to touch the skin
On your face in a crowd
Crying inside to keep from crying loud

Welcome to the filling station
Drop the halo, you can't bale us out
Welcome to the filling station
It's where we like to drown

Double back, second guess
All apology and impulse in a growing mess
Part of you in reserve
Weighing every move, judging every nerve

Welcome to the filling station
Drop the halo, you can't bale us out
Welcome to the filling station
It's where we like to drown

My head is a room and I gaze from the windows of this place
With a love and a longing for the lives of others who have grace
And a strength in their face

Falling from where I've been
Every time I get some altitude my wings begin to spin
Hiding place, climbing in
I only wish that I could stay here

Welcome to the filling station
Drop the halo, you can't bale us out
Welcome to the filling station
It's where I like to drown
Welcome to the filling station
Drop the halo, you can't bale us out
Welcome to the filling station
It's where we like to drown