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Posted by shanoah on October 4, 2008

You know, Sean, I’ve playing depressing or cynical songs most of the week in connection with the bailout. I had a few songs stashed away on the subject of happiness.

Some, unsurprisingly, are rather cynical, but here we go:

Happiness Is A Warm Gun – The Beatles

I’m sure you know by now about my liking for the Beatles. By far and away, my favorite lyric from this song is “Mother Superior jump the gun.”

Most likely because it makes me picture nuns with guns.

Spread A Little Happiness – Sting

This song is being sung by Sting, and this clip is from the end of the movie “Brimstone and Treacle”. I haven’t watched that movie, but him singing this song is supposed to be heavily ironic.

Even without having all the information, I shuddered at the look at the end. And reading a summary of the movie just gives me shivers. Just picture Sting as the devil in this clip, and you won’t be far off.

Happiness Runs – Donovan

You may need to turn up the volume for this one. Unlike the last song, this one genuinely makes me happy. And it’s very catchy.

And, yes, there are metaphysical overtones there.

Happiness runs in a circular motion;
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea.
Everybody is a part of everything anyway;
You can have everything if you let yourself be.

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