Happy Birthday Lyrics


U2 - Happy Birthday Lyrics


You know it doesn't make much sense
There ought to be a law against
Anyone who takes offense
At a day in your celebration
'Cause we all know in our minds
That there ought to be a time
That we can set aside
To show just how much we love you
And I'm sure you will agree
It couldn't fit more perfectly
Than to have a world party on the day you came to be
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
I just never understood
How a man who died for good
Could not have a day that would
Be set aside for his recognition
Because it should never be
Just because some cannot see
The dream as clear as he
That they should make it become an illusion
And we all know everything
That he stood for time will bring
For in peace our hearts will sing
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Why has there never been a holiday
Where peace is celebrated
all throughout the world
The time is overdue
For people like me and you
You know the way to truth
Is love and unity to all God's children
It should be a great event
And the whole day should be spent
In full remembrance
Of those who lived and died for the oneness of
all people
So let us all begin
We know that love can win
Let it out don't hold it in
Sing it loud as you can
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
(Background Stevie)
Happy birthday Ooh yeah
Happy birthday,
To you
We know the key to unity of all
Is in the dream that you had so
Long ago
That lives in all of the hearts
Of people
That believe in unity
We'll make the dream become
A reality
I know we will
Because our hearts tell us so

Song & Lyrics Facts

U2's "Happy Birthday" is a song from their 1983 album War. It was written by U2 members Bono, The Edge and Adam Clayton, with production by Steve Lillywhite.

The single was released on April 15th, 1983 as the fourth single from the album. The lyrics of the song are about celebrating life and being thankful for it. The chorus celebrates being alive while the verses describe various aspects of life such as love, family, and friendship. The song has become a classic in U2's catalogue and has been performed live many times since its release. The lyrics to "Happy Birthday" have been covered by numerous artists over the years, including Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, and Billy Joel.

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