Carly Pearce, Lee Brice’s ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ Is Vintage Country Teamwork [Listen]
There's something vintage about Carly Pearce and Lee Brice singing "I Hope You're Happy Now" together. The song is a progressive country mix beneath an easily accessible lyric, but the two vocalists recall a time when such pairing off was fashionable.
We'll stop short of comparing Pearce and Brice to any of the legendary duos who used to partner for singles and albums on the regular, but their performance is of that ilk. It's a true duet in that both singers are playing parts in a story, in this case opposite ends of a broken heart. Pearce is this instigator battling regret and guilt, while Brice is the one on his knees trying to sweep up the shattered fragments of his heart. It's a compelling place to find both of them because so often we've only known them in opposite roles.
Pearce and Brice are two of country's finest vocalists, and this song will ultimately depend on their chemistry and how their audience is moved by the story they're telling. Sure, we've all been there in one way or another, but if the two can put us there again they'll score a massive hit in 2020.
Did You Know?: Luke Combs helped Pearce write "I Hope You're Happy Now" along with Randy Montana and Jonathan Singleton.
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Carly Pearce + Lee Brice's "I Hope You're Happy Now" Lyrics:
It's all on me, it's my mistake / I said I don't love you a little too late / But I guess there ain't ever a right time / And I don't know why it's called a goodbye.
Go run my name into the ground / Tell everyone you know just how / I slammed the door on our forever / But I promise you it's for the better.
I hope you find what you were looking for / I hope your heart ain't hurting anymore / And you get moving on / All figured out and you don't hate me somehow / 'Cause I hope you're happy now.
Who knew this heart could break this hard / Or a love like ours could fall apart / Without so much as a warning / I thought that I was what you wanted.
I guess you found what you were looking for / I guess my heart ain't worth it anymore / I'm a wreck, I'm a mess / And I ain't got nothing left / And so I hope you're happy now.
I hope you found what you were looking for / I guess my heart ain't worth it anymore / Hope you get moving on / All figured out and you don't hate me somehow / I'm a wreck, I'm a mess / And I ain't got nothing left / And so I hope you're happy now.