Who doesn’t want to be happy? We all do, and we will do whatever it takes to be happy. After all, we only have one life and it’s not permanent. So as much as we can, we seek happiness in everything. Happiness is that beautiful feeling which could mean the absence of pain, sorrow, problems, or anything that is negative in nature to many. Being happy means one is satisfied and contented with his life or present situation.
Everyone differs in their perception or definition of happiness. We also differ in terms of the source of our happiness. While some would feel happy with tangible possessions, others would look into the immaterial aspects of life. For example, not having a lot of money but being with their loved ones can already mean happiness to someone.
If We Really Wanna Be Happy…
When Kirk Franklin wrote the song “Wanna Be Happy,” he probably has the best intention to help everyone understand what real happiness means and where its main source is. In an interview with Billboard, Franklin explained that real happiness begins with the originator.
“With this song I’m saying if you really want to be happy, you have to start with the originator.”
He further elucidated that happiness does not come that easy. You have to pay the price for it.
“And this song is saying if you really want to be happy, let’s get to the nitty-gritty of what that is. We’re not the architects of our lives. We’ve got to go to the manufacturer. And it’s my goal to try to lead people to the manufacturer of their souls,” explained Franklin.
About the Single
“Wanna Be Happy” was Franklin’s come back single after an almost five-year hiatus. The song premiered on Steve Harvey Morning Show on August 28, 2015. He also had a debut performance of the song on the season finale of BET’s Sunday Best two days after its premiere. The contemporary gospel record appeared on his album Losing My Religion. The song won the Best Gospel Performance/Song award at the Grammys in 2016.