Carpenters, The - Happy Lyrics




I've played the game of love before
Too young to know
How hard the fall could be
I never thought I'd try again
Somehow you brought
The gambler out in me

You can deal me in this time around
Even though the odds are high
We'll play them down
You may be a chance I need to take
And the hand I'm holdin' says it's no mistake

Happy is the way I'm feelin'
And I know it comes from being with you
All at once my life is changin'
And I know it's cause I'm fallin' in love

With you
Fallin' in love with you
Fallin' in love
Fallin' in love with you

If this is luck then let it ride
If it's the stars
They're surely on my side
I've never been so satisfied
By love before
For all the times I've tried

These beginnings could mean more
Than the brief affair I bargained for
Little did I know when we began
That my time had come to win a hand

Happy is the way I'm feelin'
And I know it comes from being with you
All at once my life is changin'

And I know it's cause I'm fallin' in love
With you
Fallin' in love with you
Fallin' in love
Fallin' in love with you

Please forgive me if I seem
To be walking through a waking dream
Laughter never came so easily
There's a freedom here that's new to me

Happy is the way I'm feelin'
And I know it comes from being with you
All at once my life is changin'
And I know it's cause I'm fallin' in love
With you
Fallin' in love with you
Fallin' in love
Fallin' in love with you





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  1. Robert Piarulli

    Luv this song from the masterpiece LP horizon.again Karen's drumming and vocals ate impeccable

  2. Klaus Karnath

    Happiness is when i hear Karens Voice ....

  3. David Alexander

    The greatest female pop singer ...ever.

  4. Carlos Assis

    muito boa esta , beijos

  5. Lana Dale

    Love her voice and songs! She and Richard are amazing together. He is a Guru and a Genius...She is an Angel! love them both!

  6. Michael Re

    This song was the "B" side to "Only Yesterday " in 1975. It should have been a double-sided hit. I think this song would have made it into the top 5 if it did.

  7. YU q

    Love the Carpenters forever!!

  8. Halford Slain

    Glorious. The voice...

  9. Nigel Richmond

    Wouldn't it be great if we could one last time let Karen know how much we loved her and her music? Sing on Forever Karen.

  10. Kevin Follows

    To date I still haven't heard anyone that can sing anything like Karen.

  11. Thou Swell

    underrated Carpenters classic

  12. Lei Licuanan

    I been searching for this song.. finally i found it!! Thank you so much for downloading. GOD BLESS!!!😊😊

  13. Kevin Garris

    God has a Great Singer -the best female voice ever in my opinion.

  14. Klaus Karnath

    if it is a star...please let me be on her side....

  15. James rocktite

    death to disco long live rock, we must never forget

  16. James rocktite

    dear god how, it must have been disco, the disco killed her, we must burn all disco to prevent anything like this from ever happening again rest in peace dear girl if only we could have caught you

  17. James rocktite

    karen c and ann w soft and hard both sofisticated both voices i will never ever tire of top of all women vocals prob the men too i'm not

  18. Mark Jolley

    HAPPY IS THE WAY I'M FEELING!! LISTENING TO THE CARPENTERS 🎶🎶🎶🎶

  19. Jim Southern

    I've been in love with Karen for 48 years now. When I dream of her it's walking together, holding hands and sharing my thoughts and hopes. Maybe siting in a quiet room with a glowing fire. Even taking a drive in the country, some quiet music on the stereo and enjoying some private jokes and giggles. Thank goodness she recorded as many songs as she did, they never grow old. Thank you Karen.

  20. Klaus Karnath

    yes the album Horizon is perfect👌

  21. Fabio Beatle

    B-Side Only Yestarday

  22. никто здесь

    Love it!! Gorgeous song!

  23. Kristen Sorensen

    So sad the way we loose our great vocal artists! Karen sang many beautiful love songs yet she was so sad. Did she ever have a great love in her life?

  24. melbourne727

    Amongst my top three Carpenters songs. I can remember lying on the floor with the headphones on, listening to this in high school. The lyrics, the guitar picking, the synthesizer notes--particularly at the beginning and end--made this a feel-good song. Excellent selection and timing on your photos for the video, by the way.

  25. Nat D. Barrett

    Superb song from The Carpenters. Anyone knows what synth does Richard use here?

    Morgan Oscar Morel

    Natalia D. Barrett it's an ARP Odyssey

  26. Mark Jolley

    Written tony peluso there guitarist!!!

  27. gittipoos

    Great song.. takes me back.. "to when you and I were young Maggie" as Terry Wogan would say!

  28. daisyroots

    I read a report recently that claims she did not die from anorexia after all..... but from a cocktail of medications prescribed by her doctor that essentially destroyed her heart.

  29. Todd Buttery

    One of the jewels in "The Carpenters" stunning crown. "Happy" encapsulates the height of their career, production, Karens voice and Richards production skills. Plus it's one of their BEST love songs. Blessed Be x

    mich kuvai

    Todd Buttery absolutely best, Karen if you're watching up there,, I'm crying,, why did you sing this song

  30. James

    I've played the game of love before
    Too young to know
    How hard the fall could be
    I never thought I'd try again
    Somehow you brought
    The gambler out in me

    You can deal me in this time around
    Even though the odds are high
    We'll play them down
    You may be a chance I need to take
    And the hand I'm holdin' says it's no mistake

    Happy is the way I'm feelin'
    And I know it comes from being with you
    All at once my life is changin'
    And I know it's cause I'm fallin' in love

    With you
    Fallin' in love with you
    Fallin' in love
    Fallin' in love with you

    If this is luck then let it ride
    If it's the stars
    They're surely on my side
    I've never been so satisfied
    By love before
    For all the times I've tried

    These beginnings could mean more
    Than the brief affair I bargained for
    Little did I know when we began
    That my time had come to win a hand

    Happy is the way I'm feelin'
    And I know it comes from being with you
    All at once my life is changin'

    And I know it's cause I'm fallin' in love
    With you
    Fallin' in love with you
    Fallin' in love
    Fallin' in love with you

    Please forgive me if I seem
    To be walking through a waking dream
    Laughter never came so easily
    There's a freedom here that's new to me

    Happy is the way I'm feelin'
    And I know it comes from being with you
    All at once my life is changin'
    And I know it's cause I'm fallin' in love
    With you
    Fallin' in love with you
    Fallin' in love
    Fallin' in love with you

  31. Katlego Arnone

    Karen was phenomenal.

  32. Jim Southern

    I've loved Karen since 1970. I feel that the loneliness she felt inside gave her voice a special quality that reached in me and touched my soul. Through all the ups and downs of my life, Karen songs have calmed my anxieties and gave me an assurance that we'd make it. Thank you, Karen. Love you for all eternity!!

  33. Marc MyNutZak

    Excellent video to show Karen while she sings....

  34. Prasad Av

    Karen was born to make us all HAPPY!

    Thou Swell

    Too bad she couldn't attain happiness herself

  35. lyradguitar

    GOLD!!!!!

  36. The Sugar Venom

    How is this not their signature song. Those guitars are so beautiful and jolly, it makes for the perfect song for Spring, when the world becomes brighter and the flowers are blooming, the air has that familiar smell that brings back so many sunny memories. This is my favorite Carpenters song. The entire Horizon album is an underrated masterpiece. A hidden gem.

  37. ticket88

    I've heard people say we should be glad "God" gave us such a gift as Karen. But on the other hand, I think there is no way that a "God" who would give a gift then take it away could possibly be considered "loving" or "just" or worthy of worship. It's more like a sadistic tyrant if you ask me.

    S Terry

    Why such angst?

    angela hurd

    Wow! That's truly, sad that you feel that way. I love the the music of the Carpenters, but I love the God of the Bible, even more. This "sadistic God" sent His very own Son to die on the cross for our sins. No one, and I mean no one, loves us more than God does. It is because of the evil that Satan brought into our world, that people like Karen Carpenter have to die. It isn't because of God. Your thinking is backwards and twisted all around. If you are a lover of beautiful music, then get right with God. I think that the music in heaven, will be beyond all understanding, here on earth. Hope to see you there!

    Lavender Passion

    ticket88 Our beautiful Karen died on her own terms. It was the taking 70 laxatives a day, the Epicac syrup, the thyroid pills she took, etc. God did not kill her, she killed herself. And yes, it will forever be a mystery as to the true reason she did this, but regardless, she still did it. You can't blame God for this one. We'll always miss Karen, and wish every day that she knew she were loved and was such a beautiful person, but her death serves as a reminder that you have to be aware of the warning signs of Anorexia. Saving their life is more important than being their friend. So if you want to blame anyone, blame the little knowledge known about how to help someone overcome an eating disorder back then simply because people didn't consider eating disorders real. Blame our own ignorance. Don't blame a God you don't even think exists.

    The Sugar Venom

    ticket88 okay but I feel like you were just looking for a reason to express your belief or lack thereof of God. Can we just enjoy this beautiful tune?

    S Terry

    She, like all of us, was made not for earth but to live eternally with Him. He just gave us the gift of her voice temporarily, but rewarded her with an early share in his divine life.

  38. James Blayney

    love her voice, is all !!! sad story :(

  39. Paymon Bidari

    God i love this voice.

  40. Klaus Roth

    makes me feel good

  41. Lauren Anon

    Anorexia consumes so much of the person's time that I can't imagine Karen being able to keep it a secret.

  42. Robbie

    My favorite of their songs. So confused to find out that it wasn't ever very successful.

  43. Jim Southern

    I am deeply in love with Karen and have been for more than 4 decades. I also appreciate the perfect production work that Richard put behind her. It is also worth thanking Herb Alpert for signing them to A&M records, the perfect record label for their music.

    Ty Nash

    +Jim Southern . Dude . . . I'm in love with her too... we all are... get in line. LOL. Thats a joke son.

  44. Vanessa-Jayne Hunt

    Fed up tonight...but love Carpenters xx

  45. artgal7

    My favorite Carpenter song. They were the best!

  46. robert schneider

    I am now 60 yrs old and Karen is the only person who brings tears to my eyes when she sings !!!!! Sadly missed...

    Ty Nash

    +robert Schneider . Dude... I'm 60 also. I try NOT to cry when I hear her voice, and it's to no avail. I miss her too.... we all do. She sounds like she's directly in front of you, singing right to you... live. Lets not forget Richard, He brings THE HAMMER.... and Karen NAILS IT !!!

    Jim Klipper

    robert schneider 63 and feel the same way.

    robert colquhoun

    I'm in the 63 club too & still not got over her untimely passing. The only one who can make me really feel things

    KARTHIK B

    I am 55, same feeling. She left far far early.

    mich kuvai

    robert schneider me to, feel just like you, tears are slowly rolling down my cheeks while commenting

  47. Jarrod Butts

    I haven't heard this song in over 30 years and it's like a cool, refreshing breeze after being stuck in a chokingly hot desert. God bless you, Karen, wherever you are. You are missed.

    Jarrod Butts

    Yes, I am! How are you?

    Sydney Ghisyawan

    Jarrod...I used to listen to your morning show on Radio 95.1fm.
    You did a splendid job...so where are you now and what are you doing these days.
    I always love listening to the carpenters...I especially love this song and many more. So keep well and good luck.

    Jarrod Butts

    Thanks, Sydney. You too. :)

    Linda Odle

    Jarrod Butts of

    Linda Odle

    Enjoyed this song!

  48. Will McC

    Do you hear it ????????
    Perfection!!!!


    It demands a high price from those who constantly seek it.

  49. jtownshend

    Thanks for posting.

  50. Fred Proctor

    Karen had the voice of an angel, rest in peace beautiful Angel of music.

    Anthony Seopardi

    No simply. An angel not of just her beautiful voice but her beauty also

  51. Lauren Anon

    Some of these pics have her at an anorexic weight and some are of her at normal weight. It's sad to see the difference.

    Adriano Me

    What is really weird how her look changes from picture to picture

  52. spannamatronic

    This and Hurting Each Other are two of her best and most underrated vocals.

  53. Todd Cole

    Forever be missed!

  54. JOHN-MICHAEL Sehlin

    ONE YOUastar everybody are<3;

  55. Jim Famiglietti

    Damn Karen Carpenter is so good on this song! Richard's arrangements are great! We really lost something special when Karen passed!

  56. Carrie Lara

    I Love Karen Carpenter's Music too Its sad that she died too young I'am keeping her Lagacy Alive I Love singing her music people tell me you should become Singer, they tell me you have a beautiful voice when you sing out loud with feelings...

    md aero king

    @Carrie Lara Then sing, Carrie. Put ya self up on you tube... if enough people are telling you that your voice is great then it probably is. A little confidence gathers momentum if you persist. ;D

    Ty Nash

    +Carrie Lara . I sing Karens songs too. She's the best. Richard is no slouch either. They are both . . . . . . . T H E B O M B ! ! !

    Fred Robinson

    If you sound as good as you look than I would strongly encourage you to pursue a musical career for the world's enjoyment as well as your own Carrie!

    Karen Pisaniello

    Carrie Lara just jjj

    John Conway

    It's so lovely to hear you appreciate The Carpenters' music and that you are singing Karen's great songs Carrie. Also I hope that something has worked out for you since you posted this comment

  57. Maurise Grant

    What a very upbeat song from carpenters as usual perfectly song flawless

  58. Andy M

    Somewhere along the line I missed this song & this video. I'm very happy to have found it for 2 reasons: She truly sounds happy with her lilting voice & it's just so heartening to see all the pictures of Karen smiling. One of the most uplifting songs I have heard her sing.

  59. Kisalyn Misawa

    Karen had a very beautiful voice

  60. Jessica Shaw

    karen carpenter - happy
    but was she happy
    was she

    Joachim Siegert

    @Jessica Shaw
    Hallo Jessica, I am a big Carpenters Fan in Germany and I don't know if you ever read the book the Karen Carpenter story. I know she had times when she was happy, but I am sure the moment her husband Tom Burris told her that he doesn't want children and had himself sterilized her happy and her spark of life died. A great loss for all who know what a great singer she was. Greetings Joe

    Marina Smith

    guess not .

  61. Glamagal20091

    Love this!! My favourite by the Carpenters.

  62. rpsnet

    They brought happiness to the world...

  63. Marinell Aballe

    Mr Richard looks like Harry Styles when he was young.

  64. Eva Rivera Soprano

    gracias por publicar sus videos y canciones.gracias.

  65. P B

    memyselfandl
    love and ms this girl

  66. SuperWoodyboy

    Karen we miss you.....the girl with the voice of an angel, rest in peace 

  67. Davidson Aguiar

    The most pleasant female singer voice I've ever heard .

  68. m48a590m

    Have not heard this in years.  Thanks for sharing.  Still think she is one of the best.

  69. 65castellman

    Mi cancion favorita. Que recuerdos.

  70. aces high

    i fell in love with you karen many years ago and still love you to this day,rest in peace my beautiful beautiful angel. xxx.

  71. Leslie B

    Happy am I when I listen to an Angel named KAREN.... Thanks for years of the most beautiful music I will ever hear. I miss you Karen to this day....

  72. Paul Stuart

    How this song can have 10 dislikes bemuses me! These people cannot be Carpenters fans surely. A truly beautiful song with an onomatopeic title. 

  73. una mckillen

    This is a lovely song  -  one of my favourites of theirs.  It is very poignant too of course.

  74. OsbornIOW

    Some songs just get lost in time. Even though the song is well written and crafted. 
    Too sophisticated for today's market . Most folk 30 and under wouldn't know a good song if it hit them in the face. eeerrm That was a yes I like it !! :)

    Mark Price

    Totally agree !!.This is a great song

    K M

    @OsbornIOW exactly, and it is indeed worrisome and unfortunate for the newer generations' poor taste of art ! it is a decline in human intellectual culture.

    dwsingrs

    @Giu Hiu   Concur.  Re:  "Anti-Intellectualism in American Life" (Richard Hofstadter)                                            "The Age of American Unreason" (Susan Jacoby)

  75. erha simons

    still miss your voices...R.I.P Karen..................

  76. Kat5Christy10

    Such a great uplifting song for me.

  77. perkol8ter

    My number one favorite Carpenters song of all time.  Thanks for posting!  Looks like I'm in good company, judging by the other commenters :)

  78. Pertev Dural

    R.I.P. Karen.

  79. Tiffany Lin

    Karen is happy in heaven now!

    Marty Walker

    I really hope so. She must have said the necessary words to God for that to happen. I want o meet her.

    caver56

    and all the people that is listenting her in heaven is happy too. Y toda la gente que la está escuchando en el cielo también.

  80. TheDaddyO44

    beautiful. I think the cover image for the Horizon album is one of the best pictures ever taken of them

  81. Germán Balaguer

    Colosal!!!!!... :-) !!!!!....

  82. Cl4rendon

    Such a lovely song.
    It was the b side of "Only Yesterday" and i often preferred playing this more.

    Anthony Seopardi

    It should have been a hit

  83. Robert Genis

    I agree with Sepemini!
    As a musician, singer and a composer, I can attest that Richard's arrangements were pure GENIUS... up there with Lennon/Mcartney. I've been analyzing the songs, vocals and arrangements for over 40 years. Recently I've analyzed her one solo effort, her voice was the same... but the arrangements did not focus her sound. Only Richard was a able to pinpoint it. At first I wanted to blame Herb Alpert for her death, that he should have released the album... but, he was right.

  84. Sepemini

    "...her brother though, you could find 100 thousand people better than him. "

    I think millions of people would disagree with that, and I think Karen would most of all. Both Karen's voice and Richard's unique arrangements were the key to the Carpenter's success.

  85. lorenzo magazzeni

    Exactly, she can't be copied, she was unique, her brother though, you could find 100 thousand people better than him.

  86. Michael T

    Can you please set this up so mobile user's can watch this vid too? Thanks in advance! :)

  87. PthaloGreen2

    I had forgotten all about this song....just getting back into Carpenters music thanks to YouTube. Some fiend :-/ stole all my Carpenters and other records (yes, the kind you play on a turntable, youngsters) when I was moving back in 1993--and I never replaced them. I don't think this was even one of their more popular songs, but it's still fabulous! I'll say it loud and proud---I LOVE the Carpenters!

  88. bob dufton

    Amazed to this day, watching talent shows on t.v. there's always loads of horrific 'Beyonce' etc etc copies,but nobody tries to do a Karen Carpenter copy, purely because her voice can' t be copied.Searching u-tube, there are 1 or 2 lame copies, and that's it.Same with Elvis and a lot of other singing legends, they are legends because they are unique naturally gifted lucky people

  89. Shondreka Lott

    love her

  90. Mauro Ch P

    Totally agree, kboy.

    To me, is the most beautiful female voice of all times.. Actually, I like to think that God needed some singing teachers for the new batches of angels, so...He deceided to call her to help him with that.

    God bless Karen Carpenter. . .

  91. Giselle Wilding

    Yes I agree she has a magic voice and just love her songs. This was when music was music.and so sad we lost her so young.

  92. fruitofthejoot

    I love this song & I love that even their B side songs are as high quality to hear as their A songs.

  93. Meije2

    The Carpenters' "Happy" song just makes me Happy with a Capital H. Love them.

  94. cyprus1309

    I 10000% totally agree and i love her too happy new year god bless xx

  95. Matt Turner

    i love karen carpenter and her voice...gosh, beyond words. what puts this particular song above her many others, for me, are the work of the oboe and the strings. from 2:15 to 2:35 they become ethereal beyond beautiful, like karen herself.

  96. TOM LAFLAMME

    To my Niece Erin I loved this song when you were born

  97. mosesMaimon1

    bruc2016 is scared of Justin Bieber

  98. viveka

    i agree. I am so thankful to find people who know what real singing and music is. Maybe our collective efforts to replay these great real musicians will help obliterate the dumbed down pop culture of late. Lets keep playing the Carpenters and all other greats. Go!

  99. David Broughall

    Another song that should have been on 40/40.