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TV on the Radio — Happy Idiot
Album: Seeds
Avg rating:
7

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1020









Released: 2014
Length: 2:53
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Stuck in the shade
Where there's no sunshine
I don't wanna play
With them other kids in the sun.

Since you left me, babe,
It's been a long way down
Yeah, you left me, babe
It's been a long way down.

What you don't know won't hurt you, yeah
Ignorance is bliss
I'm a happy idiot
Waving at cars.
I'm gonna bang my head to the wall
'Till I feel like nothing at all
I'm a happy idiot
To keep my mind off you.
Stuck in a daze and I've lost my mind
I don't wanna stay
Where the blame's all mine.

Since you left me, babe,
It's been a long way down
Yeah, you left me, babe
It's been a long way down.

So, I shut it off.
So, I shut it all off.
So, I shut it off.
So, I shut it all off.

It's been a long way down.
It's been a long way down.

What you don't know won't hurt you, yeah
Ignorance is bliss
I'm a happy idiot
Waving at cars.
I'm gonna bang my head to the wall
'Till I feel like nothing at all
I'm a happy idiot
To keep my mind off you.
To keep my mind off you.
To keep my mind off you.
Comments (47)add comment
love this guy's voice, wish I would have known about them sooner!
 bigbull224 wrote:
Can't even lose political propaganda by coming to RP.  Oh well, back to MP4's on shuffle all.
 
I've noticed that one particular side always starts this crap on the RP board.  And it ain't righties.
 jahgirl8 wrote:
Biden-Big-Smile
 
Nice pic of our next president, thanks!
This is a catchy ditty. Happy to hear it.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2ENEL7VNsE
Biden-Big-Smile
Could you please take your political drivel somewhere else? Some of us—quite a few, I bet—don’t give a fuck. This place is about music
Don't feel sorry for us, the U.S., we're doing better than we ever have. Numbers don't lie. God Bless. Radio Paradise rules
 hayduke2 wrote:
Happy Con Man


 

This song reminds me of when I was a child racing up and down my grammas driveway on my Big Wheel..all her neighbors would say.."Lookit that stupid kid"..Thank You gramma and TV on the radio too i guess.
 SmackDaddy wrote:

Don't worry, we'll fix it.
 And he will.

 edoardo wrote:
You're so right man, I'm sorry for you  US citizens and for the rest of the World.

hayduke2 wrote:
Happy Con Man



 


 
Don't worry, we'll fix it.
 hayduke2 wrote:
Happy Con Man


 Hayduke lives!

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Now whip it
Into shape
Shape it up
Get straight
Go forward
Move ahead
Try to detect it
It's not too late
To whip it
Whip it good
 
Do you give this response to all tracks that have a distinc 4x4 beat/kick signature.
Nice song and nice music video !!!

                                          
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Now whip it
Into shape
Shape it up
Get straight
Go forward
Move ahead
Try to detect it
It's not too late
To whip it
Whip it good
 

Well yes, it is the Devo beat. Freedom of Choice, Whip It etc...
Love this song!  The whole album is terrific.
unique sound
Can't even lose political propaganda by coming to RP.  Oh well, back to MP4's on shuffle all.
You're so right man, I'm sorry for you  US citizens and for the rest of the World.

hayduke2 wrote:
Happy Con Man



 


Sounds too much like a Beck tune that I can't remember the name of.  Is this supposed to be a cover?  If not, its too, too close to be considered an original.
Happy Con Man


whip it 

like its a good thing?

it is 

like it
 
Now whip it
Into shape
Shape it up
Get straight
Go forward
Move ahead
Try to detect it
It's not too late
To whip it
Whip it good
 daniel_rusk wrote:

Down graded from a 1 to a 0.
 

 
It could still just be you.  In fact since you've introduced imaginary ratings, it's definitely just you.
 daniel_rusk wrote:

Down graded from a 1 to a 0.
 

 
Tell us how you really feel about this song...
 dwhayslett wrote:

Or it could just be you.

 
Down graded from a 1 to a 0.
 
 daniel_rusk wrote:
Sucks ass. Seriously bad. Ediots? Absolutely no doubt.

 
Or it could just be you.
Sucks ass. Seriously bad. Ediots? Absolutely no doubt.
up graded one notch to a 9.
Nice song. Got it on my walkman, but I like DLZ much more. Deep sense, deep filling... Complicated lyrics. DLZ is really interesting... curious...

Don't look at me like I am a monster

Frown out your one face, but with the other (you)

Stare like a junkie into the TV

Stare like a zombie while the mother holds her child,

Watches him die,

Hands to the sky cryin "why, oh why?"

 


Aaaaaah my theme song.
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{#Bananasplit} 

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{#Roflol} 
I could like this if the sound quality didn't really suc.
"You, change your mind, like a girl, changes clothes..."
 Stingray wrote:
THE ROCK INDEED!

(compare to Floyd, Grand-Daddy!) 

 
This doesn't sound anything like Dwayne Johnson.
 thewiseking wrote:

I like these guys. Unlike, say Green Day, they declare I'M A HAPPY IDIOT. Whereas Green Day tries to say the REST OF US are idiots.

F*&K GREEN DAY!



 
Then why are you trying to prove Green Day correct?
 Lindo525 wrote:
Doing Jackson Brown a solid??

 
{#High-five}
Doing Jackson Brown a solid??
 kingart wrote:
That was pretty good. Could hear it multiple times more. Starts at a 7. 
 

 
Same here.  Good find, RP.
THE ROCK INDEED!

(compare to Floyd, Grand-Daddy!) 
 thewiseking wrote:

I like these guys. Unlike, say Green Day, they declare I'M A HAPPY IDIOT. Whereas Green Day tries to say the REST OF US are idiots.

F*&K GREEN DAY!



 
Pointless comparison. Green Day is a great band. TVOTR is also a great band. I for one would love to see them on the same bill.
8>>9
{#Motor}
 thewiseking wrote:

I like these guys. Unlike, say Green Day, they declare I'M A HAPPY IDIOT. Whereas Green Day tries to say the REST OF US are idiots.

F*&K GREEN DAY!



 

Why do you assume the songwriter is writing about himself?
I'll not champion Green Day - but I believe American Idiot is referring to a specific type of American - not all Americans.
Oh - and this song is pretty damn good on first listen.   

I like these guys. Unlike, say Green Day, they declare I'M A HAPPY IDIOT. Whereas Green Day tries to say the REST OF US are idiots.

F*&K GREEN DAY!


{#Cool}
That was pretty good. Could hear it multiple times more. Starts at a 7. 
 
Greatest band of the Millennium!