David NyroHappiness
Folk/Acoustic Rock/AmericanaHyperLink
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Monday, January 15, 2018 5:27:14 AM
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Mining the same sonic underground as Gary Jules' "Mad World." Piano, strings and voice come together in this reflective, blue, even angry, offering on our much-vaunted and sought-after pursuit of happiness. Not all it's cracked up to be. As world-premiered Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, by Rob Ross in Popdose! Thanks!

Vocals: David Nyro
Piano: Krystal Macza
Piano solo: David Nyro
Cello: Rebecca Chung-Filice
Strings: Jordan Voelker, Brianna Atwell, Andrew Joslyn
Strings arranged by Andrew Joslyn
Bass: Garey Shelton
Engineer: Jakael Tristram
Producers: David Nyro and Jakael Tristram
Recorded at Robert Lang Studios

Inspired by my broken heart, broken again and again and again by lovers ruled by their egos and unrealistic expectations of their partners to provide their happiness, fulfillment, validation, love, and more. Trying to fill their grand canyons with teaspoons of sand. All of us, looking for something that might not exist. If it does - and it does, really - it's within each of us. All the answers. Expecting it from someone else sets all of us up for failure and heartache.
© July 27, 2015 by David Nyro

Happiness is a lovely dress
Hanging on a mannequin
In the window of a store
Without a door.

Happiness is above the rest
Like a cloud you can live in, up in the sky
Forevermore, forevermore

Heard the songs
And I read the books
I saw the films in the dark
But I’m still here
in the dark
Are you still there?


Happiness is a beautiful mess
Someone really needs to address.
I would try, but I’ve failed so hard before Oh

Chorus: Happiness is the rising sun
Happiness is still a warm gun
Happiness is killing us
Can anyone save us from happiness
Heard the songs
And I read the books
I saw the films in the dark
But I’m still here in the dark
Are you still there?
Are you still there?

Happiness is a joke, I guess
The set-ups good, but we know the rest
Hmmm mmm mmm mmm mmm la di da
Song Comments

Music Monsters
This is the 10th David Nyro song I added to "Groovy and 60's Style" tonight, in my most prolific station additions to date. I have almost doubled my number of songs tonight and I have NEVER heard David's songs before tonight. His music defines what my station is all about. I must pause here though, as I promised myself to never surpass the quantity of songs of the MonaLisa Twins, my female featured artists. Much more to come on "Groovy and 60's Style!" Don't turn that radio dial! One fine day happiness will be a full, total, and achievable concept for all!

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