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"Life's a Happy Song" Lyrics

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by muppetlover123, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    lifes a happy song

    Everything is great everything is grand
    I got the whole wide world in the palm of my hand
    Everything is perfect its falling into place
    I cant seem to wipe this smile off my face
    Life's a happy song when theres someone by my side to sing along
    When your alone life can be a little rough
    It makes you feel like your 3 feet tall
    When its just you times can be tough
    When theres no one there to catch your fall
    Everything is great everything is grand
    I got the whole wide world in the palm of my hand
    Everything is perfect its falling into place
    I cant seem to wipe this smile off my face
    Life smells like a rose with someone to ping
    with someone to pose
    Lifes like a piece of cake with someone to pedal
    Someone to break
    Life is full of glee with someone to saw
    and someone to see
    Life's a happy song when theres someone by my side to sing along
    Ive got everything that I need right in front of me
    Nothings stopping me nothing i cant be
    with you right here next to me
    Lifes a piece of cake with someone to give and someone to take
    Lifes a piece of pie with someone to wash and someone to dry
    Lifes an easy road with someone with you to share the load
    Life is full of highs with someone to stir
    and someone to fry
    Life is like a lamb and someone to lend a hand
    Lifes a bunch of flowers with someone a while to lay the hours
    yes it is
    Life's a happy song when theres someone by your side to sing along
    ive got everything that i need right in front of me
    Nothings stopping me nothing i cant be
    with you right here next to me
    ive got everything that i need right in front of me
    Sorry super excited
    this is the most romantic thing ever
    ive always drempt of see los angeles
    I know walter cant wait either
    you dont mind if hes coming right
    oh no no of course not
    as long as we can spend our aniversery dinner together
    thats all i ask
    ok let me check on walter
    everything is great everything is grand
    expect garys already off with his friend
    its never me and him
    its always me and and him
    wonder when its going to end
    right now i guess its ok
    maybe someday i know how its going to be
    youll ride up on a steed and get down on 1 knee
    and say mary will you marry me please
    ive got everything that i need right in front of me
    Nothings stopping me nothing i cant be
    with you right here next to me
    youve got everything you need right in front of you
    nothings stopping you that you cant do you
    got the world in front of you
    lifes a happy song when theres somone by your side to sing
    lifes a happy song when theres somone by your side to sing
    lifes a happy song when theres somone by your side to sing along
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  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I heard the song, and I can't wait to see the visuals. I wonder if all of them are human or if it's a mix of humans and puppets. Many of the voices sound a bit muppet-y, and I thought I heard a voice that sounded like Miss Piggy. Or I wonder if the regular performers provided voices and live actors lip-synched to them (or even if it was changed for the album).

    Though I clearly heard Feist and Mickey Rooney there. I wonder if their characters only appear in the song, or if they have any additional roles. If it's the first, then I guess this would be the first time a Muppet movie had celebrity cameos who only appeared to sing minor verses of a song. Makes me wonder if the celebrity cameos will be credited like in the first three movies, where they just listed the cameos and didn't say who the actors portrayed.

    The rehearsal footage that was posted on YouTube long ago included the audio for the closing version. But for some reason, until I heard the opening version, I hadn't quite heard the song or voices as clearly until after I seeked it out again. Since the audio track was just playing over the rehearsal, I guess it's similar to listening to it on an album, only it's not as clear. But even after hearing that more clearly, there is a bit of intriguing mystery. I noticed one voice early on that I had trouble identifying, I think it came after Gonzo or Mary. I wonder if that might be Uncle Deadley or Sam the Eagle (though something about the voice sounded a bit like Clifford, whom I doubt it is). And I guess Mickey Rooney appeared in the reprise; I heard a voice saying "Stop singing! We already did this song!"

    The first time Gary and Walter sing the "I've got everything I need right in front of me" line, I can't help but wonder if they are surrounded by Muppet merchandise.
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Here's a video of rehearsal footage which appears to be most of the closing reprise of the song (I think the beginning might be missing, but we'll have to wait until the soundtrack comes out if not the movie, or unless a sneak peek of that goes online).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyJuK_DINvg
  4. Walter

    Walter Active Member

    I thought I heard Wayne Newton at the end of the song."When there's someone by your side to sing" is the line I heard
  5. Walter

    Walter Active Member

    Oh, and great lyrics! although I would like to point out, I'm pretty sure the line is "someone to paint" not "someone to ping":sing:
  6. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

  7. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    I hate to be pedantic (actually, I love being pedantic, just not towards other people :o), but I don't think that's right (and you missed a line :oops:).

    I think it goes:

    Life's a leg of lamb with someone there to lend a hand,
    Life's a bunch of flowers with someone to while away the hours,
    Life's a fillet of fish...yes it is

    Just adding my two cents to the collection can.​
  8. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    ur right lol im wrong and welcome
  9. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I think Amy Adams' solo spot in the opening "Life's a Happy Song" is where that clip of Segal riding on a horse and giving a flower to Adams is supposed to take place.
  10. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    How did you have patience to wirte this all,
    you must have a lot of time on your hands.
    also does anyone have the actual song
  11. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    This soundtrack is the best since The Muppets Take Manhatten!!
  12. Lindsay

    Lindsay New Member

  13. smejs

    smejs New Member

    So, I spent some time over Thanksgiving weekend transcribing it for guitar. I decided to take out the dialogue section (and thus Mary's verse) and just go to the end for my own purposes. With two key changes, I found it easiest to Capo 1 - you only have to play in C# for two lines this way, otherwise it's C and D - fairly easy for guitar. We'll see how it translates into the forum screen when I cut and paste...(Well, it took out the spacing of the chords, but at least you get the right chords per line; listen a couple times and you'll figure out when to make the changes.)


    Life’s a Happy Song – The Muppets (2011 Movie), transcribed by Erin Joy Swank
    Capo 1

    C Dm7
    Everything is great, everything is grand
    C/E F
    I got the whole wide world in the palm of my hand
    C Dm7
    Everything is perfect, it’s falling into place
    C/E F
    I can’t seem to wipe this smile off my face
    C Am7 Dm7 G C – c b (walk the bass line down)
    Life's a happy song when there’s someone by my side to sing along

    Am7 Dm7 Am7
    When you’re alone, life can be a little rough
    Dm7 G Am7
    It makes you feel like you’re three feet tall
    Dm7 Am7
    When it’s just you, times can be tough
    Dm7 G C
    When there’s no one there to catch your fall

    C Dm7
    Everything is great, everything is grand
    C/E F
    I got the whole wide world in the palm of my hand
    C Dm7
    Everything is perfect, it’s falling into place
    C/E F
    I can’t seem to wipe this smile off my face
    C Am7 Dm7 G
    Life smells like a rose - with someone to paint and someone to pose
    C Am7 Dm7 G
    Life’s a piece of cake - with someone to pedal and someone to brake
    C Am7 Dm7 G
    Life is full of glee - with someone to saw and someone to see
    C Am7 Dm7 G C
    Life's a happy song when there’s someone by my side to sing along

    C Dm7 C/E F
    I’ve got everything that I need right in front of me
    C Dm7 C/E F
    Nothing’s stopping me, nothing I can’t be with you right here next to me

    C Am7 Dm7 G
    Life’s a piece of cake - with someone to give and someone to take
    C Am7 Dm7 G
    Life’s a piece of pie - with someone to wash and someone to dry
    C Am7 Dm7 G
    Life’s an easy road - with someone beside you to share the load
    C Am7 Dm7 G
    Life is full of highs - with someone to stir and someone to fry
    C Am7 Dm7 G
    Life’s a leg of lamb - with someone there to lend a hand
    C Am7 Dm7 G
    Life’s a bunch of flowers - with someone to while away the hours
    C Am7 Dm7 G
    Life is a fillet of fish - hey… Yes it is
    C Am7 Dm7 G C
    Life's a happy song when there’s someone by your side to sing along

    Interlude: C - Dm7 - C/E - F - / C Am7 Dm7 G C - - - (key change)

    C# D#m7 C#/F F#
    I’ve got everything that I need right in front of me
    C# D#m7 C#/F# F# (key change)
    Nothing’s stopping me, nothing I can’t be with you right here next to me

    D Em7 D/F# G
    I’ve got everything that I need right in front of me
    D Em7 D/F# G
    Nothing’s stopping me, nothing that I can’t be when you’re right here next to me
    D Em7 D/F# G
    You’ve got everything that you need right in front of you
    D Em7 D/F#
    Nothing’s stopping you, nothing that you can’t do you
    G
    That the world can throw at you
    D Bm7 Em7 A
    Life’s a happy song when there’s someone by your side to sing (x2)
    D Bm7 Em7 A D
    Life’s a happy song when there’s someone by your side to sing along
  14. kekecanice123

    kekecanice123 New Member

    The song is really wonderful. This is one of the best writings by The Muppets, and is sung by the singers Gary, Walter and Mary that is always my favorite song wish to hum . It is some what become more joy with the chorus of other Smalltown, USA residents. Though the song is reprised at the end of the movie by the entire cast , It was always noticeable and like to share with my friends.

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  15. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    MINOR SPOILER; That was Mickey Rooney


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