If It Makes You Happy Lyrics

Sheryl Crow


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Reservoir One Music
writers: Sheryl Crow, Jeffrey Trott
album: Track 2 in album Sheryl Crow
release date: 1996-9-23
popularity : 1972 users have visited this page.
length: 5:24
mix: Tchad Blake
producer: Sheryl Crow
recording: Blair Lamb, Bob Salcedo, Trina Shoemaker, Tchad Blake
assistant recording: Ron Black, John Paterno, Cappy Japngie, S. "Husky" Höskulds

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I belong, a long way from here
I put on a poncho and played for mosquitoes
And drank 'till I was thirsty again
We went searching, through thrift store jungles

Found Geronimo's rifle, Marilyn's shampoo
And Benny Goodman's corset and pen
Well, okay, I made this up
I promise you I'd never give up

[Chorus]
If it makes you happy
It can't be that bad
If it makes you happy
Then why the hell are you so sad?

Get down, real low down
You listen to Coltrane, derail your own train
Well, who hasn't been there before?

I come 'round, around the hard way
Bring you comics in bed
Scrape the mold off the bread
And serve you french toast again
Okay, I still get stoned
I'm not the kind of girl you'd take home

[Chorus: x2]

We've been far, far away from here
I put on a poncho and played for mosquitoes
And everywhere in between
Well, okay, we get along
So what if right now, everything's wrong?

[Chorus: x2]

Track Listing

  • 1 Maybe Angels
  • 2 A Change Would Do You Good
  • 3 Home
  • 4 Sweet Rosalyn
  • 5 If It Makes You Happy
  • 6 Redemption Day
  • 7 Hard to Make a Stand
  • 8 Everyday Is a Winding Road
  • 9 Love Is a Good Thing
  • 10 Oh Marie
  • 11 Superstar
  • 12 The Book
  • 13 Ordinary Morning
  • 14 Sad Sad World
  • 15 Hard to Make a Stand (alternative version)