Happy Rhodes

Every step I take, I am alive. I am Life.

Happy Tyler Rhodes (born Kimberley Tyler Rhodes on 9 August 1965) is an American singer, songwriter, and electronic musician with a four-octave vocal range, who has released 11 albums since 1986.

QuotesEdit

I've found that people aren't really as different as they sometimes seem. We all have joy and tragedy in our lives. So it only follows that if I write something from my heart and stay true to myself, others will easily identify.
  • The first time my brothers saw me, when I was a day or two old and still in the hospital, my brother Mark could not pronounce the name "Kimberley," and I was an especially happy baby, so he decided it would be easier to call me "Happy." From that moment on, my family members never used the name Kimberley. I was forced, however, to use my given name while attending school. As soon as I turned sixteen, my name was legally changed to Happy Tyler Rhodes. As far as I'm concerned, it's the ony name I've ever had. When people ask me if it's my real name, I always say "yes."
  • I'm thrilled that people can get something out of my music. I have to attribute that to integrity and honesty. I've found that people aren't really as different as they sometimes seem. We all have joy and tragedy in our lives. So it only follows that if I write something from my heart and stay true to myself, others will easily identify.
    • "The Happy Rhodes Interview" in Homeground #48 (Summer 1993)

Rhodes Volume I (1986)Edit

  • Why couldn't someone have patience for me?
    Why couldn't someone be wise to my fears?
    Tell me why couldn't somebody cry for me
    This time?

    And if I should die, who'll be the first to cry?

Ecto (1987)Edit

I'll be over your head
Ecto
I am in peace, in love, in harmony
when the rain comes down.
When the rain came down — then came me.
  • I'll be over your head
    Ecto

    Now don't be afraid
    Ecto
    Don't reach out
    Ecto
    Just be glad that I exist
    Ecto
    • "Ecto"
  • When the rain came down, I was standing in the green
    My soul was touched by every tree that my eyes could see
    I am in peace, in love, in harmony
    when the rain comes
    down

    When the rain came down — melded with my tears
    When the rain came down — flow away the fears
    When the rain came down — bigger than the sea
    When the rain came down — then came me.

    • "When The Rain Came Down"
  • Every step I take, I am alive. I am Life.
    • "When The Rain Came Down"

Warpaint (1991)Edit

I'm talking about connections
Between here and there;
All things exist at once
Seems more than we can bear.
Words weren't made for cowards.
If you feel anything
Be brave
Come forth
Let it show.
My time's too short to waste on
Things you say without your brain.
My past is warpaint.
The past is warpaint.
  • Tell me all the plans
    You have for the great beyond,
    Will you be physical again
    Or be a cosmic vagabond?
    • "All Things (Mia ia io)"
  • I am transparent
    An open book;
    There's no choice in the matter
    But the breath from my mind
    Is living air,
    And the notes from my heart
    Are what I share.
    Words weren't made for cowards.
    • "Words Weren't Made For Cowards"
  • There's not much to hide behind
    We can see for a mile
    Without our eyes.
    I can see through a smile
    To any lie.
    • "Words Weren't Made For Cowards"
  • Do I have to dig? Do I have to prod?
    Reach into your chest
    And pull your feelings out?
    Are you dancing dead?
    Or maybe walking toast?
    If you feel anything
    Be brave
    Come forth
    Let it show.

    Tell me what d'you think of life?
    Tell me do you think at all?
    • "Words Weren't Made For Cowards"
  • My time's too short to waste on
    Things you say without your brain.
    Will you paint works of art
    When you speak?
    When you open your mouth
    Will I weep?
    • "Words Weren't Made For Cowards"
  • As I walk through fire
    I am shielded from the flame
    Although the guilty parties
    Take no blame.
    Don't try to tell me there's no
    Reason for any moment in time;
    Every memory of mine
    Those years are lines of
    Color on my face.
    My past is warpaint.
    The past is warpaint.
    • "Warpaint"

Equipoise (1993)Edit

Here we are reaching out for aliens
Looking for our salvation.
Pity our emptiness
Save our souls.
Well he walks to the gate and he looks behind
at life in rewind
And wishes he had known these things
while still alive.
  • Come on down and see our
    Zoos and refugee camps
    Ain't it worth your time?
    Pity our emptiness
    Save our souls.
    • "Save Our Souls"
  • "I can see the purpose now and all I've learned
    All the roads and where they've turned
    I can see, I can see everything, the total truth
    I'm ready for another youth."
    Going to fly
    • "Temporary And Eternal"

Building the Colossus (1994)Edit

With all the confidence I have
It seems I could go forever
But forever has no rest-stops
And my endurance sometimes fails
  • With all the confidence I have
    It seems I could go forever
    But forever has no rest-stops
    And my endurance sometimes fails

    Hold me, hold me, hold me in your arms
    Can you tell me how I'm gonna make it

Many Worlds Are Born Tonight (1998)Edit

Many worlds are born tonight
Because the needy is everyone.
With your face comes laughter
And with your touch
And with your touch comes joy
  • Turn the lights down for a while
    And have a rock with the solitude
    Many worlds are born tonight
    Because the needy is everyone.
    • "Many Worlds Are Born Tonight"
  • I wish I could promise I'll
    Be there when you dream
    I wish that when you spoke to me
    I'd know what you mean

    But you can't bring me comfort
    By filling up my eyes
    They don't stay dry
    Hard as I try
    Can't figure why
    Made I this choice

  • Oh, even the leaves laugh
    As you spin and tumble through
    We explode in color
    All for your honor
    • "Ra Is A Busy God"
  • Even the leaves laugh
    'cause they have what I have
    Reach from the best tree
    So he can see me
    And with your face
    With your face comes laughter
    And with your touch
    And with your touch comes joy.
    • "Ra Is A Busy God"

Find Me (2007)Edit

That I am one and many is at the heart of my dis-ease
Yet I am one and many
I am skilled now, at casting iron
To make a hardened bed for my heavy world
  • That I am one and many is at the heart of my dis-ease
    Yet I am one and many
    • "One And Many"
  • I am skilled now, at casting iron
    To make a hardened bed for my heavy world
    • "One And Many"
  • Can't stop flinching, everything is lethal
    Looking for a hero to get me outta this
    Can't stop flinching, tell me that you're ok
    Looking for approval and one last kiss.
    • "One And Many"
  • She walked down the aisle with all eyes on her and she glowed
    Someone chose her above all other women they had known
    I can only wonder what it must be like to be
    so perfect in a lover's eyes, the only one they see

    Well, it’s never been me, the chosen one
    It’s never been me
    If ever I see a chosen one I feel ugly

  • Everybody sees me as a solitary entity
    but I long to be important to somebody

    It's a love of fairy tales that drives this guilty wish
    To walk serenely in front of family to collect my kiss
    and though this notion is as flawed as any I have learned
    I'd like to think that like the others, it's something I deserve

    • "Chosen One"
  • When the moon comes up, I go down
    For the first time
    There’s a garden deep, deep in my heart
    But it’s blossomed for the last time
    • "Fall"

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