Happy Birthday to Me


words and music by Kathy Schaeffer and Rick Paul

By the light of the candles you said that we’d spend
Every birthday by each others’ side
You never would leave, and how I believed
But it’s my birthday, and, baby, you lied

Happy birthday to me are the words that I sing
As I sit here and hold back a tear
Make a toast to myself with our favorite drink
And remember your promise last year
Happy birthday to me
Wish you were here

There isn’t a present, there isn’t a cake
But somehow I know I’ll be fine
I’ll get over this emptiness that I feel
If I can get through this birthday of mine

Happy birthday to me are the words that I sing
As I sit here and hold back a tear
Make a toast to myself with our favorite drink
And remember your promise last year
Happy birthday to me
Wish you were here

Do you know what today is, do you even care
Do the words "happy birthday" spark a memory somewhere

Happy birthday to me are the words that I sing
As I sit here and hold back a tear
Make a toast to myself with our favorite drink
And remember your promise last year
Happy birthday to me
Wish you were here