Erwin de Ruiter

Erwin de Ruiter

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Member Since: 2012
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Story Behind the Song

Recently written song about a spoiled and materialistic girl, punk/indie rock 80 style. Recorded by my old band mates, with whom I played support act of The Clash in Paradiso Amsterdam (just 1,500 people) in 1978, all aged around 20.

Lyrics

Happy

Guitar intro (ringing)

Verse 1
You`re staring at yourself through a window pane
Had your boobs done when you were seventeen
You wake up pouring breakfast in a China bowl
Daddy paid your car and your birth control

Pre-chorus

ooh wish I could be like you
But my mind `s messed up in a way or two

Chorus

It`s raining but you`re happy
You don`t care about us
You`re shopping, island hopping
And you don`t care about love

Verse 2

Beggars in the street do not bother you
You just cross the road and look away
On the TV you see people die without a state
While you munch carrot sticks from a designer plate

Pre-chorus

Ooh wish I could be like you
But my mind `s messed up in a way or two

Chorus

It`s raining but you`re happy
You don`t care about us
You`re shopping, island hopping
And you don`t care about love

Verse 3

We looked for you when you disappeared
But no one really cared too much my dear
Life`s better without you now
Because your image disappeared somehow

Pre-chorus

Ohh don't wanna be like you
My mind`s messed up in a way or two

Chorus2

It`s raining but I am happy
I don`t care about us
I am shopping, island hopping
And just found my new love

It`s raining but I am happy
I don`t care about us
I am shopping, island hopping
And just found my new love



Erwin de Ruiter Music/lyrics 2012

Song Length
3:53
Genres
Rock - Punk, Rock - Punk
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
In High Spirits, Uptight

Subject Matter
Relationship, Material Things

Similar Artists
Buzzcocks, Siouxsie And The Banshees
Language
English
Era
1980 - 1989

Lyric Credits Erwin de Ruiter
Music Credits Erwin de Ruiter
Producer Credits Pierre Brachel/Dick Bakker
Performance Credits Pierre Brachel and Dick Bakker