Happy Now

from by Leigh Harrison

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Your most intimate scenes are live in the cloud
Your virtual world more real than the shroud of our withering planet
You hear only what you want to hear
And live only what you want to live
But do your digital memes keep faith with your heart like our old dreams?
And tell me, tell me true
Tell me, tell me true
Are you happy now?

I have every convenience I can conceive
Leisure and ease paid by deceiving myself that's what matters
I’m deaf to the poor who serve my greed
Blind to the planet that keeps me fed
But can I buy off my heart with things I don't value forever?
So tell me, tell me true
Tell me, tell me true
Am I happy now?

We were marching in step towards a bright world
Threatened by hope, privilege hurled a mirage to deflect us
They promised us wealth, a life of ease
Yet now we’re in debt. They hold the keys
To the future we fought for; instead they will own us forever
But tell me, tell me true
Tell me, just between me and you
Are we happy now?

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from Happy Now?, released November 2, 2016

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Leigh Harrison New Zealand

Leigh Harrison started writing songs and producing other artists in the 1970s.

Two decades later Leigh released "Inappropriate Touching" and "Lean On The Angels". A number of projects with other musicians followed before the retrospective "Three Deck Wreck" in 2007.

Leigh continues to write and record, and can be spotted performing live in and around Wanganui New Zealand.
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