Who Sang Not Happy? Bruce McCulloch

Bruce McCulloch Shame-Based Man cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1995-4-11
length: 4:16
Some other versions of "Not Happy"

Lyrics

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 'cause I'm not happy
I'm unhappy 'cause I'm unhappy
I'm not happy when I'm not happy
I'm not happy

But I got TV
But 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 'cause I have no fur coat like Ronnie Hawkins
Doesn't mean I'm not happy

I'm not happy 'cause 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 skiing

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; disasterous." I say if it's 4 AM and you're looking up either of these words, you're in a little bit of trouble either way, my friend

I'm not happy 'cause I'm not happy
I'm unhappy when I'm not happy
I'm miserable when I'm miserable
I'm moody

It's not because I don't have ski boots
It's not because I don't take ginseng root
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 Morrisey

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 Morrisey

I'm only happy when other people are unhappy
I guess that's 'cause I, I'm not happy, I'm just a little, just a little low
I won't cheer up
I won't buy flowers
I won't go on one-day trips of my hometown


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Grade 8
  • 2 Stalking
  • 3 Al Miller
  • 4 Heroin Pig
  • 5 40 Housewives
  • 6 Doors
  • 7 Acid Radio
  • 8 Lift Me Up
  • 9 Our Love
  • 10 Not Happy
  • 11 Answering Machine
  • 12 Daddy's on the Drink
  • 13 He Said, She Said
  • 14 Daves I Know
  • 15 That's America
  • 16 Baby Jesus (Radio)
  • 17 Eraserhead
  • 18 Vigil
  • 19 When You're Fat
  • 20 Lonely People

  • Release information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075678274923
    script: Latin