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“Happily”
Midnight Memories cover
Information
Album

Midnight Memories

Released

November 25, 2013

Format

Digital download

Recorded

2013

Length

2:55

Writers

Savan Kotecha, Carl Falk & Harry Styles

Producer

Carl Falk & Kristian Lundin

Happily is a song by One Direction from their album, Midnight Memories. It is the eighth track of the album.

The song was performed on the Where We Are Tour and was performed on the Australian leg of the On The Road Again Tour before being replaced by "Stockholm Syndrome" during the Asian leg.

Background

Harry Styles co-wrote the song and, like "Strong", it is widely believed to be about his relationship with band-mate Louis Tomlinson. Many also believe the track "Fireproof" may be a continuation of Happily, due to the lyrics "we're on fire now" (from Happily) and "maybe we're fireproof" (from Fireproof). The song was announced as the eighth song on the track list of the third album. An acoustic version of the song which was created by Country Club Martini Crew was released on SoundCloud on 10 January 2014.

Lyrics

 
[Harry]
You don't understand, you don't understand
What you do to me when you hold his hand
We were meant to be, but a twist of fate
Made it so we had to walk away

[Niall]
'Cause we're on fire, we are on fire
We're on fire now

[Zayn]
Yeah, we're on fire, we are on fire
We're on fire now ..

(One Direction Boys: 1, 2, 3)

[All]
I don't care what people say when we're together
You know I wanna be the one who hold you when you sleep
I just want it to be you and I forever
I know you wanna leave so come on

[Harry]
Baby be with me so happily

[Liam]
It's 4am, and I know that you're with him
I wonder if he knows that I touched your skin

[Louis]
And if he feels my traces in your hair
I'm sorry love but I don't really care

[Niall]
'Cause we're on fire, we are on fire
We're on fire now

[Zayn]
Yeah, we're on fire, we are on fire
We're on fire now ..

(One Direction Boys: 1, 2, 3)

[All]
I don't care what people say when we're together
You know I wanna be the one who hold you when you sleep
I just want it to be you and I forever
I know you wanna leave so come on

[Harry]
Baby be with me so happily

[Liam]
So happily

[Harry]
(1, 2, 3,4)
Oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh we're on fire now

[All]
Oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh we're on fire now
([Harry] We're on fire..)
Oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh we're on fire now
([Zayn] now)

[All]
([Zayn] I don't care yeah..)I don't care what people say when we're together
You know I wanna be the one who hold you when you sleep
I just want it to be you and I forever ([Harry] Yeah yeah..)
I know you wanna leave so come on baby be with me so happily

I don't care what people say when we're together
You know I wanna be the one who hold you when you sleep
I just want it to be you and I forever
I know you wanna leave so come on

[Harry]
Baby be with me so happily

Reception

Michael Cragg of the Daily Mirror gave "Happily" two out of five stars and wrote: "It's got those Lumineers' 'hey' bits that everyone seems to be copying, and there's another whiff of folk-rock in the chorus. There's a slightly odd lyric in the second verse that runs, 'if he feels my traces in your hair'. Blimey." Writing for Billboard, Chris Payne said that the 1D boys "sing and stomp along in unison to a giant chorus about trying to win someone back. Regardless of your opinion on Mumford, the Lumineers, and their influence, there's no denying this is one of the album's catchiest songs."

Other Uses

The song is used as the theme song for the Japanese movie Say "I love you", which was released in Japan on 12 July 2014.

Live Performances

'Where We Are-Happily - Where We Are Tour - San Siro Stadium02:56

'Where We Are-Happily - Where We Are Tour - San Siro Stadium

Credits

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