Zach Bryan – Happy Instead

Capo 0 with

VERSE
Well, I’ve been pacin’ this room for forty hours
Crawlin’ up the wall and tryin’ not to call
And I saw you walking in a supermarket aisle
I didn’t say a word ’cause you had the biggest smile

VERSE
And I’ve been thinkin’ of you in the morning times
You woke me up so soft that I forgot the world ain’t kind
I pull you in and you kissed me through a grin
And you say you missed me when you were busy sleepin

CHORUS
But what if I’d said happy instead
Is the way that I reckon it should be
And if you called you’d say that you’re okay
And I’d be wishin’ I was there
‘Cause you’re happy instead
Happy instead

VERSE
And I’ve been dreamin’ of the life we would have had
Happy at times but mostly just mad
Maybe it’d worked out, maybe it’d be fine
But every day your smile ain’t showin’
Seems a waste of time

CHORUS
But what if I’d said happy instead
Is the way that I reckon it should be
And if you called you’d say that you’re okay
And I’d be wishin’ I was there
‘Cause you’re happy instead
Happy instead

VERSE
It’s been ten years, I hadn’t called you once
When you called last night and my child up and jumped
He asked who you were and you did the same
Handed me the phone and I couldn’t recall your name

CHORUS
But what if I’d said happy instead
Is the way that I reckon it should be
And if you called you’d say that you’re okay
And you’re be wishin’ I was there
‘Cause you’re happy instead
Happy instead
Oh, I’m happy instead
Happy instead

OUTRO
What if I’d said happy instead
Is the way that I reckon it should be
And if you called you’d say that you’re okay
And you’re be wishin’ I was there
‘Cause I’m happy instead