Happy When I'm Sad

by Kere Buchanan

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i had a whole bunch of new ideas ready for the new record but when i came out of hospital back in 2011 this song, (along with slippin’ away) were the only ‘2’ to survive. (i decided to start over and write a whole stack of new music).
this is quite an introspective song about dealing with addictions/ anxiety/ depression… anything to take the pain away. smile when you’re hurting etc. any of you that deal or know one that does suffer with the silent illness, this is for you!
this song features the wonderful jo jo smith on lead vocals & mark taylor on alto saxophone.

lyrics

happy when i’m sad.
(bidmead/buchanan)

when i was young i knew
that things would turn out fine
but that day when i met you... oh oh oh

as fresh as morning dew
passion from the vine
but i never had a clue... no no

he stole my heart
and broke my smile
but i’ll be back in a while
you know it’s true…

i don’t why i’m happy when i’m sad
in the blink of an eye some good can come from bad

to know the truth of life
i look into myself
to find the reasons why

my life is well designed
you gotta please yourself
could be my only crime

the perfect life when i get home
cause i’ll be there on my own
without you…

i don’t why i’m happy when i’m sad
in the blink of an eye some good can come from bad

he stole my heart
and broke my smile
but i’ll be back in a while
without you…

i don’t why i’m happy when i’m sad
in the blink of an eye some good can come from bad
i don’t why i’m happy when i’m sad
and i ain't gonna cry for the love i never had

i dunno why
livin’ a lie
but now i know why
ain’t gonna cry… no/no

credits

released June 10, 2015
Fender Rhodes: Bill Risby.
Electric Guitar: Dave Longo.
Electric Bass: Leon Gaer.
Percussion: Tony Azzopardi.
Flugel Horns: Stewart Kirwan/ Angus Gomm.
Alto Saxophone: Mark Taylor.
Drums/ Acoustic Piano/ Synths/ Handclaps: Kere Buchanan.
Background Vocals: Natasha Stuart/ Kere Buchanan.
Lead Vocals: Jo Jo Smith.

Produced & Arranged by Kere Buchanan.
Mixed By Brent Clark @ Point Blank Studios, Sydney.
Mastered by Ryan Smith @ Sterling Sound, NY.

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Kere Buchanan Sydney, Australia

My name is Kere Buchanan & I’m a Composer/Arranger/Producer/Drummer/Keyboard player originally from Christchurch New Zealand but I now re-side in Sydney, Australia
I have two albums out at present. Kerosene Art Of Survival & Kere Buchanan Starting Over both available @ CD Baby & iTunes.

A new album is 95% complete to be entitled 'Goodbye Yesterday released in early February, 2014
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