by Happy(?)

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closed minds

leave their loved ones behind

open eyes

exposed to scandalous finds

say goodbye

to the fix you knew before

please be kind

self destruction makes you feel ignored


There's nothing more inane than to let those feelings go astray

down in the vicious low you refuse to let anything drift away

drift away
Severed ties

leave a lasting disguise

that haunts you daily as you inch ahead in life


everything you're fighting for

recognize your potent soul has grown dull and bored

(Repeat chorus)

theres still time

act on the bond like you should

wouldn't hurt to feel strong

Only then you'll know if you're gone for good

(Repeat Chorus)


released December 30, 2015



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Happy(?) Hawthorne, New York

Besides being a (currently) one-man band of Jake Kussmaul, from Hawthorne, NY, "Happy(?)" entails uncertain happiness without discontent. In the midst of ultimate heartbreak--girl after girl, year after year--you're bound to pick up a guitar, sing your heart out, and wish you had a drummer. ... more

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