Be Happy Children

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  • This sweet Pop Soul ballad finds Weller offering a sentimental message to his children as delivered from beyond the grave.
  • The song features Weller's daughter Leah, whose mother is former Style Council singer Dee C Lee, on the bridge parts. She told Q magazine: "She sounds like her mum in quite an uncanny way." Weller's five-year-old son Mac also adds a backing vocal to the last chorus. "He did it with the headphones on and everything," Weller smiled to NME. "Then kept saying he weren't happy with the way his voice sounded and wanted to do it again. A little diva!"
  • Weller told NME: "It's the first time my kids have sung on one of my records. When I was writing it, I was thinking about my dad, who passed away about three years ago, and I was thinking about my role a parent. The track is about the whole cycle of life."
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