Everyone’s angry, no, everyone’s scared
And you can’t choose a side ’cause you don’t really care
How does it feel to be free when you feel nothing?

You got five hundred channels distracting your brain
Benzos and wine to numb out the pain
Why should you feel anything?
It’s all so boring

Oh, all we need is
Something real to believe in
Oh, all we need is
Something real to believe in

Putting the pill on the tip of your tongue
‘Cause you’re trying to be free or you’re trying to be young
Someday the summer ends and then you’re over

Are we stupid or brave?
Do you think we can save what’s left of the American dream?
They say we didn’t pay to hear opinions
So why don’t you shut up and sing?

Oh, all we need is
Something real to believe in
Oh, all we need is
Something real to believe in

Dreamin’ of a perfect day
The kind that don’t exist here anyway
But I can still dream
It’s still legal to resist
At least I think it is
Long as my eyes are closed
As long as my eyes are closed
As long as my eyes are closed
As long as my eyes are closed
As long as my eyes are closed
As long as my eyes are closed
As long as my eyes are closed
As long as my eyes are closed
As long as my eyes are closed

Oh, all we need is
Something real to believe in
Oh, all we need is
Something real to believe in

Written by: John T. Rzeznik, Brad Fernquist,  Andrew Pearson

On album: You Should Be Happy EP, released in May 2017

Voices in the dead of night
Whisper words of loneliness
It’s true
Footsteps echo down the hall
Comin’ ever closer to you
It’s not fair for mortal man
To put up with this pain
I’m goin’ through
You should be happy
Now you’re on your own
You should be happy
Now you’re on your own
If I could walk through that door
I’d leave behind these broken memories
Trapped inside this empty room
Despiration’s closing in on me
If I had your heart of stone
I could break these chains
And I’d be free
You should be happy
Now you’re on your own
You should be happy
Now you’re on your own
I could be happy
I could be happy, someday
If you would have tried
If you hadn’t lied
We’d never be alone again
Happy
Now you’re on your own
Happy
Yes, you’re on your own
You should be
Happy
Now you’re on your own
Happy
Oh yes, you’re on your own
But, now I’m
Happy
Now I’m on my own
Happy
Written by: Randy Goodrum & Stephen Ray Perry
From Steve Perry’s Album, Street Talk, released in 1984