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Sublimes failure in Happiness To fully understand Sublime and the meanings of their songs a bit of background information must be presented so that full comprehension of their tribulations will be understood With a band name of Sublime you would think that the pursuit of happiness for these creative minds has been found Unfortunately this is not the case as the members of this renowned group stumble through alcoholism drug abuse and a longing for Sublime This is apparent as Brad the lead singer and writer for the majority of songs is constantly fighting and losing in the pursuit of happiness Throughout Sublimes five albums it is obvious Brad is pushing himself farther and farther trying to find happiness through the abuse of drugs and alcohol This battle finally overcame Brad with a fatal heroin overdose that butted the future of one of the most promising bands of its time The remnants of Sublime still tour and cover Sublimes famous songs but it is obvious the loss of Brad has made it difficult Sublimes second album 40 oz to Freedom features a variety of songs that show the bands fight for happiness or Freedom Its title reflects what their vision of happiness is and while this may seem meagre to an older audience the youth of today can relate completely to their attitude Brad is an abuser and his songs do not hide it whether it is women the law alcohol or drugs Brad explains his experiences through songs A good example of this is a song called What Happened which is outlined below What happened Wake up in the morning clock says half past one I have no sunglasses As I step into the sun Theres no recollection of the evil things Ive done My head feels like I musta had some fun What happened Last thing I remember I was chillin at a party Pinching girlies asses I
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