Homeless Happiness

Album: Bare Bones (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about the escapist joys of living on a park bench. The London Times August 5, 2009 asked Peyroux if she really meant the lyric about leaving the rat race, ditching the house and the car? The American singer-songwriter replied: "That's not about me as such. I wrote a bunch of short stories to look at what I might write about on the record. One of them was about a very cheerful man I remembered who was homeless. I think the point of the song is to challenge people to think about what makes you happy." Peyroux added: "I mean I don't have a big car, a big house - I've got a little apartment in Brooklyn - I'm not saying I've figured it out, I'm more just raising the issue. It would be silly to suggest homelessness is a prescription for happiness."

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