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Lisa-Birthdaysong

Leon and Bart perform "Happy Birthday, Lisa."

Lisa it's your Birthday - MICHAEL JACKSON - original recording01:38

Lisa it's your Birthday - MICHAEL JACKSON - original recording

Happy Birthday, Lisa is a song from the episodes Stark Raving Dad and Mr. Lisa's Opus, and is composed by Bart and Leon Kompowsky as a birthday present to Lisa for her 8th birthday and her 14th birthday. It is the thirty-fifth track on the album Songs in the Key of Springfield.

Lyrics

Stark Raving Dad

(Bart grabs hold of Lisa's nose, and she wakes up snorting and spluttering)
Lisa:
What, Bart? It's six a.m.!
Bart:
That's right! Hope you like your present! And a-one, and a-two, and a one two three four!
(Bart plays the bongos (on an upended wastebasket) while Leon Kompowsky plays the piano)
Leon Kompowsky:
Lisa, it's your birthday,
God bless you this day;
You gave me the gift of a little sister,
And I'm proud of you today.
Leon Kompowsky and Bart:
Lisa, it's your birthday!
Happy birthday, Lisa;
Lisa, it's your birthday!
Happy birthday, Lisa!
Leon Kompowsky:
I wish you love and good will,
I wish you peace and joy.
Bart:
I wish you better than your heart desires,
Leon Kompowsky:
And your first kiss from a boy.
Leon Kompowsky and Bart:
Lisa, it's your birthday!
Happy birthday, Lisa;
Lisa, it's your birthday!
Happy birthday, Lisa!
Bart: Yeah!

Stark Raving Dad Reprise

Leon Kompowsky and Bart:
Lisa, it's your birthday!
Happy birthday, Lisa;
Lisa, it's your birthday!
Happy birthday, Lisa!
Leon Kompowsky:
I wish you love and good will,
I wish you peace and joy.
Bart:
I wish you better than your heart desires,
Leon Kompowsky:
And your first kiss from a boy.
Leon Kompowsky and Bart:
Lisa, it's your birthday!
Happy birthday, Lisa;
Lisa, it's your birthday!
Happy birthday, Lisa!
Bart:
Take it away, Lis!
(Lisa does a saxophone solo)
Leon Kompowsky and Bart:
Lisa, it's your birthday!
(Lisa plays some more)
Leon Kompowsky and Bart:
Happy birthday, Lisa!

Mr. Lisa's Opus

(In the future, an older Marge wakes up 14 year old Lisa, while 16 year old Bart empties Lisa's wastebasket)
Marge:
Happy birthday! Happy birthday! I remembered! Don't tell your therapist.
(Bart begins to play the bongos from Lisa's wastebasket while entering the room)
Bart:
Lisa, it's your birthday!
Here's five brand new verses!
(Leon Kompowsky arrives and enters the room)
Bart:
Soon you'll be a woman,
Soon you'll be in love.
(Leon Kompowsky begins to dance)
Leon Kompowsky:
Who'd be better to take advice from
Than a man who wears one glove?
(imitates Michael Jackson) Ah-hee hee!
Leon Kompowsky and Bart:
Lisa, it's your birthday!
Happy birthday, Lisa;
Lisa, it's your birthday!
Happy birthday, Lisa!
Bart:
Yeah!

Trivia

  • The song was one of the few original songs performed twice. The first time was with piano and percussion during the episode, and the second during the closing credits with full musical backup.
  • This song was written by Michael Jackson, but due to contractual obligations, he was credited as "W.A. Mozart" on the album Songs in the Key of Springfield.
  • Although Jackson did write the song and provided his voice for the episode, his singing voice was dubbed by Kipp Lennon, once again due to contractual obligations.