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Happily Mad


"Happily Mad"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

A generation before they all had it made

They’ve had it better than us and now I’m afraid

When I think about the future I only feel sad

And I think I’m becomin’ happily mad

With so little control mixed with so much pain

We keep on movin’ along to keep from goin’ insane

As opportunity dwindles, I feel I’ve been had

And I think I’m becomin’ happily mad

I guess we just have to deal

With the cards we’ve been dealt

And learn how to smile, and say

At least we’ve got our health

Sometimes I get angry wanna make things change

But it’s a catch-22 seems like there’s nothin’ to gain

It won’t do any good to do somethin’ bad

And I think I’m becomin’ happily mad

The boomers took all the jobs, and they’ve had ‘em ever since

Now they inherit their wealth, just like a prince

It’s no one’s fault they’re not appreciative or glad

And I think I’m becomin’ happily mad

They can’t help it they were all born after the war

But being in their shadow’s become such a bore

They’re all resource hogs, it’s not a passing fad

And I think I’m becomin’ happily mad

I guess we just have to be patient

With our unlucky fate

Maybe it’s true that we’re slackers, but

We have no right to hate

They call us generation X and we’ve had a raw deal

It’s like a bad dream but our unemployment is real

While we grin and bear it, we still live with mom & dad

And I think I’m becomin’ happily mad

Copyright © ℗ 2014 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

Happily Mad
Album cover photo by Richard Cooley
Song from the album Used To Be Good Looking
Position Track # 10
Duration 4:36
Released June 21st, 2014
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre Americana, folk
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, drums, percussion, harmonica
Track Chronology
"Algoma Central Blues"

"Happily Mad"


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Brief Description

A complaint folk song about the common experience generation X'ers have had living in the shadow of the baby boomers.  Annoyingly, when I played this live once in a bookstore coffee shop for a crowd of predominantly baby boomers, they actually loved it.

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