NOBODY LIKES HAPPY SONGS
Lyrics by John Barrows; Music by Gary Radford
Debut: Doll's Place, December 2, 1999

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Listen to Nobody Likes Happy Songs on SoundCloud
Nobody Likes Happy Songs appears on The Professors' (2013) album, Learning Curve

Recorded, mixed, and digitally mastered at Suite 16 Studios, Piscataway, NJ, May 2013
Produced by Paul Sukovich
Gary Radford - Guitar; Meg Radford - Vocals; Nick Romanenko - Bass;
Joe Sanchez - Horn; Peter VanEmburg - Drums; Jennifer Zahorbenski - Backing Vocals





The Professors 20th Anniversary Show (1995-2015)
The Dreyfuss Theater, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey
December 12, 2015



Performed Live at the Stone Pony
Asbury Park, New Jersey
December 4, 2011



Performed live at the Bottle Hill Pub
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey
December 11, 2009.

Videography by Kevin Wojtaszek


Well...... life is good, I got no complaints
Got plenty of money, all my kids are saints
I love my job, and my family too
And I whistle while I work all the whole day through

Nobody likes happy songs
Nobody lives in a world where nothing's wrong
You may think your life is perfect, but just keep it to yourself
Because nobody likes happy songs

My health is good, I feel great today
Everyone I meet has something good to say
I pick stocks on a dartboard, and they always grow
And I never, ever, ever, ever, ever stub my toe

Nobody likes happy songs
The silly ones that go tra-la-ding-dong
You may have the world on a string, but you can keep it to yourself
Because nobody likes happy songs

I love my wife, she loves me too
She was Miss America back in "92 ('82, '52)
She's good in bed; she's also rich
And she never, ever, ever, ever, acts like a Nooooo!

Nobody likes happy songs
Especially the ones by Tom T. Hall
You may love little baby ducks, but just keep it to yourself
Because nobody likes happy songs

I don't get mad, I don't get depressed
I'm the all-American ideal of success
Everything comes easy, I don't work too hard
Not a single blade of crab-grass grows in my yard

Nobody likes happy songs
Nobody lives in a world where nothing's wrong
You may think your life is perfect, but just keep it to yourself
Because nobody likes happy songs




Performed live at Lenfell Hall, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Madison, New Jersey, May 5, 2006.

Gary Radford - Guitar and Vocals; Marie Radford - Keyboards; Meg Radford - Vocals
Nick Romanenko - Bass; Peter VanEmburg - Drums



Copyright 1999 by John Barrows and Gary Radford. All rights reserved



This page last updated January 20, 2016 by Gary Radford.
Many thanks to Kurt Wagner, Marie Radford, and Jon Oliver.