thought provoking lyrics on happiness

happiness lyrics
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Can you think of a song that gave you a different perspective on life, on happiness? well, these lyrics on happiness will definitely give you something to think about.

early in 2017 while I was researching for potential record labels on Beatport for my productions, I came across this gem of a song. after listening to some 20-30 songs, I hit “play” on this song to check out the vibe of the record label and I got hooked from the very first second of the song.

not only is the music production remarkable and complete in itself, but the lyrics, oh godddd!!! the lyrics are so profound that they can teach us all a thing or 2 about happiness. i still get goosebumps every time I listen to this song!

thought provoking lyrics on happiness

the song is called “Backslider Pt. 3” by “C-Jay

you can listen to the song below and scroll further to view the lyrics 🙂

they don’t tell you when you’re sort of raised to pursue happiness. 

they don’t tell you that your pursuit is actually not gonna make you a happy person. 

really happy people aren’t pursuing happiness, you ever notice? 

but if you don’t have it you think they got it because they pursued it. and so we keep pursuing.

we bring it into spirituality. 
we say pursue, we’re looking for happiness.
 
whether you call happiness nirvana, enlightenment, awakening, god, heaven, whatever it may be. one continues to pursue this elusive quality of existence.

but as I said, what’s not spoken, what’s not told to you is that pursuit of happiness leads to sorrow. 

thats what we’re not told.

we want to be happy, do we not? 

we want to be happy but the more that we try to be happy, the less happy we actually end up being. 

it seems like sort of a contradiction doesn’t it? Or a catch 22. 

that you hook up to want this thing, but the more that you want it, the more you pursue it, the less of it you really have.

these lyrics remind me of a parable about happiness

a man asked gautama buddha, 
"i want happiness."
buddha said, 
"first remove "i," that's ego, 
then remove "want," that's desire.
see now you are left with only "happiness.”

so these were the thought provoking lyrics on happiness.

i highly encourage you to support the artist by buying the song on Beatport, Apple.

if you enjoyed the song, i have made playlists on Spotify, YouTube, called “woke music” which i will be updating with songs such as this one. follow the playlist on the platform that works for you 🙂 — this reminds me, check out what I mean by living a life that works for you.

if you liked these lyrics, i recommend you check out
1. lyrics on the relationship between the spirit, nature, and human beings
2. collection of THE BEST motivational lyrics

before closing, i encourage you to
1. support the artist by buying the song
2. share these profound lyrics on happiness with others

peace,
tojo

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