Franks, Michael - I'd Rather Be Happy Than Right Lyrics




When you meet someone who inspires your worst angry voice
Just retreat-happiness is always a much better choice
Why chargin?
If you're in-
Sisting on the last word
It's quite over-rated
Like our mothers taught:
Unkind words we just ought not to
Hey, everything you're saying is so contra-bliss
Okay, I think I can see where you're going with this
True, we have had our differences there all along
But who, who of us can say he has never been wrong?

Like the sky, this is all shadows and light
I guess I would rather be happy than right

Every day life is like a mixture of sugar and sand
On the way we are given lessons we misunderstand
If I fail
To no avail
Still I always try to be
Like the wise ant who
Takes the sugar home
And just leaves the sand alone





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  1. Maria Teresa Toro

    When you meet someone who inspires your worst angry voice

    Just retreat-happiness is always a much better choice

    Why chargin?

    If you're in-

    Sisting on the last word

    It's quite over-rated

    Like our mothers taught:

    Unkind words we just ought not to

    Hey, everything you're saying is so contra-bliss

    Okay, I think I can see where you're going with this

    True, we have had our differences there all along

    But who, who of us can say he has never been wrong?

    Like the sky, this is all shadows and light

    I guess I would rather be happy than right

    Every day life is like a mixture of sugar and sand

    On the way we are given lessons we misunderstand

    If I fail

    To no avail

    Still I always try to be

    Like the wise ant who

    Takes the sugar home

    And just leaves the sand alone

    Source: Musixmatch

  2. Mya Comfort

    I've been listening to Micheal Franks since I was a child, my mom had him on wax! If you love Micheal Franks as much as I do check out Tom Misch He reminds me of him, smooth voice, & jazzy. Hope he can come to Las Vegas sometime.

  3. HAMMER ROACH

    I d rather listen to god

  4. WT Actual. . .

    _How_ long is the track?👎🏾

  5. Cindy Jones

    I like to be happy then right I’ll give all my love every night and day of my life🥰

  6. Cindy Jones

    I’ll make you happy if you let me love you

  7. Cindy Jones

    Love hat jazz he has some great music

  8. Katheren Reizel

    OOOOOOOOOOh Yeah!

  9. Arnelo1 as Melliza

    Like michael the best

  10. VeNuS2910

    it is not just about the singer, it is also about the musicians, and they are both wonderful.

  11. Fictitious Brown

    Lyrics
    When you meet someone who inspires your worst angry voice
    Just retreat-happiness is always a much better choice
    Why chargin?
    If you're in-
    Sisting on the last word
    It's quite over-rated
    Like our mothers taught:
    Unkind words we just ought not to
    Hey, everything you're saying is so contra-bliss
    Okay, I think I can see where you're going with this
    True, we have had our differences there all along
    But who, who of us can say he has never been wrong?
    Like the sky, this is all shadows and light
    I guess I would rather be happy than right
    Every day life is like a mixture of sugar and sand
    On the way we are given lessons we misunderstand
    If I fail
    To no avail
    Still I always try to be
    Like the wise ant who
    Takes the sugar home
    And just leaves the sand alone
    Songwriters: Michael P. Franks

  12. Eric Miller

    How do sum up Mike Franks? First, you have great smooth jazz, some of the best musicians on the planet, then you infuse it with a voice that I can't describe, other than Jazz. His voice is like the 6th or 7th instrument, he ties it all up with his voice... Thank you, Michael, I love your band, ALL OF THE INSTRUMENTS!

  13. Patrice Heriveau

    i lov michael franks

  14. Alana Buza

    Listening to this soulful voice on this beautiful fall day!!!

  15. Greg Thomas

    Michael Franks concert last night in Atlanta was outstanding...9/08/18.

  16. didier dominique

    Greats musiciens, great voice, great feeling. With Michael is't good or very good never bad.

  17. louis hernandez

    one kool kat with that voice and lyrics

  18. Mauricio Cano

    The best

  19. Josh Peck

    Always has killer musicians playing with him.

  20. Anna Luks

    Every piece is awesomely exquisite with Michael Franks!! I honestly can not say I have favourite!!

    Pert Burton

    All of his music is so dam good especially his lyrics.

    VeNuS2910

    i know right? :)

  21. MARJA BRADE

    timeless music...that's Michael franks

  22. Noe Berengena

    Take the sugar home and leave the sand alone. I'm taking Michael's advice for sure.
    Great song with my morning coffee. The day is off to a great song, people.

  23. Stephen James Fox

    ~ Michael Franks?
    What else needs to be stated: The medium is the message. 'nough said. sjf

    I remain,

    Stephen James Fox
    Gainesville and Deerfield Beach, Florida USA
    Aix and Paris, France
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Shanghai, China
    Havana, Cuba
    Monte Carlo, Monaco

  24. nena cresencia buniel

    i love michael franks ... so refreshing... my fave jazz artist.

  25. J. Milton [LIVE] 'The Concert Whisperer'

    Yes! :-)

  26. Detria Walker

    One of my favorite artists

    Ramondo Brown

    Yes same here. Started listening to Michael in '78, my soph HS year.

  27. Juan Barrios

    Saludos  desde  Venezuela, escuchar tu musica es un verdadero honor ,en estos momentos difíciles ,duros de mi país, le doy gracias a dios por tenerte   con nosotros ,que diosa te bendiga

  28. Gary Rose

    Summer in New York is one of many favorites.

    Wendell Kooyman

    No doubt !!!

  29. darlene davis

    Love the smooth voice of Michael Franks

    Diah Malik

    +darlene davis his voice sounds always young

  30. Edith van Loo

    I love this song soooo sooo much.. ALL Michael Franks albums! I play them over and over ...since the first album..

  31. stephanie stoner

    I agree with the comments below-how does he keep doing this? Original, over and over!

  32. Douglas Rex

    I'd rather be happy than right was my motto in a relationship many moons ago.

    代田美代子

    I agree with you.My life's aim.

  33. Tom Henderson

    His music makes me feel like dancing.

    Ford Everest

    Tom Henderson when you listen to the lyrics he sang. it will describe us

  34. Lorenzo Garza

    Lisa Baby, I hope you know that I am so happy to be with you Baby....I LOVE YOU!!!

  35. Paco Montes

    Gracias Michael por traernos de nuevo la gracia exquisita de Jobim.

  36. SLOTCARZBYMATTHEW

     MARCIA , I LOVE YOU ..!

  37. Samuel Harris

    I've been listening to Michael since the 70's....unrivaled and definitely my favorite jazz singer....but it's his lyrics that "send" me.

    Leonardo Hobbs

    i've been listening to Michael Franks since '83, my junior year in high school. i was only able to see him perform once in my life early 2000's in my hometown Longbeach, Ca. wish he would come to Seattle : )

    Leonardo Hobbs

    Needless to say Michael Franks is by far my favorite Jazz Artist. He's the best in my opinion, very Smooth!!!

    Ramondo Brown

    '78 is when I was introduced to Michael during my HS soph year.

  38. Damon Nelson

    Live in Tokyo now. Heard his song and stayed

  39. namrats66

    His songs are timeless and touch one's core with their message.

  40. Sandro Quimerreya

    Perfect! Perfect!

  41. Ndumiso Mlabateki

    Over the years, I have collected all of the man's works. I don't know how I missed this one!!

  42. tmstormz

    Michael franks is my nigga.

  43. TchaDkptlfull

    sublime !!!!!!

  44. Johnny Frey

    Michael Franks always has a big smile on his face when he sings a tune or a song...try it yourself if you want to see this...even practice it in the shower...

  45. mariejo bagout

    Incroyable, moi qui écoutais les anciens albums...Génial, à 65 ans, il a la même voix : soft, and very sensual. C'est trop bon !!

  46. Frank Wiggle

    I just love listening to Michael Franks. His voice and composition are my flow of thought in vocal jazz.

  47. djhero0071

    rap music has brought me to greatness :D

  48. Josie Centeno

    love this!!

  49. kristin lee

    can someone please send me the sheet music to this song?! it's so awesome, everyone should be singing this!

  50. Gen B.

    The Source is amazing! Was literally thinking about this thought. Then saw it on Music Choice and had to find it. Amen take the sugar home and leave the sin and negative energy alone.

  51. NoireGirl626

    Heard this in the car one evening instant like!!..new fan of M. Franks!

  52. Ivan Ivanovic

    Michael has shown us again that he sings about our life story! Great thoughts, so funny and so true! Michael keeps are so happy...this is so right!

  53. william orr

    sorry missed the word things

  54. william orr

    yep...4.39...time to do other...have a drink

  55. Gina France

    This is not 9.01 minutes long.

  56. william orr

    no video.....but what a great updated yet original sound,,,and those chord changes...always a fascination every time
    bill orr

  57. The Jian

    I have been listening to Michael Franks since 1976 and he is still...setting the standard when it comes to paring a great voice with a great arrangement. On this cut; he is knee deep in funking with this groove!

  58. Tiffany Silver

    my feet taps and sings along and deen dance

    Shirley Schuller

    Tiffany Silver I know right I can't sit still my God his voice is so smooth timeless

  59. Flip Nsac

    What a great song by a great artist. Makes me tap my feet and want to dance.

  60. tubebitch12

    It's so good to hear Michael Franks sing! This newer stuff is wonderful! Michael you still got it buddy! Everything is right with the world!

  61. Nadia Lynggaard

    Thanks, Superbe, love it , love it this my music.