I know many of you bloggers enjoyed the Pharrel Williams song “Because I’m Happy.” I also know that when I commented on your posts about it I also mentioned that I did not care for it. I am not sure if it was because it was just way too up beat for me or if it was merely that the song got on my nerves. Either way I did not care for the song.
But then I watched the Lego Movie.
In that movie the “average guy” lego was obsessed with the song “Everything is Awesome.” The “lego master” girl that he falls in love with was highly irritated by the song. And I realized that in the lego movie I would be the “lego master” girl without all the awesome abilities. But in the movie it was showing that when someone is clouded by experiences they tend to be jaded and not be able to appreciate the simple things, like that song. That would explain my life. A song about being happy just doesn’t resonate with me because I spend my time caught up in everything else I don’t take the time to just be happy.
The songs really mirror each other and it was amazing to me how similar they are yet no one has pointed it out.
Here are just a few similarities:
Because I’m Happy: “Here come bad news talking this and that, yeah,/Well, give me all you got, and don’t hold it back, yeah,/
Well, I should probably warn you I’ll be just fine, yeah,
Everything is Awesome: “Lost my job, there’s a new opportunity/ More free time for my awesome community.”
They both show that even though bad things happen there is always a positive way to look at it.
Because I’m Happy:”Because I’m happy”
Everything is Awesome: “Everything is awesome,”
Their title repeats over and over and over and over throughout the song. Just in case it didn’t sink in the first 100x…
And both songs are very insistent that nothing will change how they feel. They are happy because everything is awesome and nothing will get in the way of that!
I think after seeing this movie and comparing the two songs I need to take the time to enjoy the simple things. I need to be able to just be happy and see how awesome life is. The songs might be irritating but their point is clear. Life is too short to not be happy.
So be happy my friends and happy Friday!