Laughter

by Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC ( /ˈkoʊbərn/ KOH-bərn; born May 27, 1945) is a Canadian folk/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter. His most recent album was released in March 2011. He has written songs in styles ranging from folk to jazz-influenced rock to rock and roll.




A laugh for the way my life has gone
A laugh for the love of a friend
A laugh for the fools in the eyes of the world
The love that will never end
Ha ha ha

Let's hear a laugh for the man of the world
Who thinks he can make things work
Tried to build the new Jerusalem
And ended up with New York
Ha ha ha

A laugh for the sun redballing
Through the thermal inversion haze
A laugh for the nuclear good time boys
Numbering all our days
Ha ha ha

A laugh for the newsprint nightmare
A world that never was
Where the questions are all why
And the answers are all because
Ha ha ha

A laugh for the dogs barking at our heels
They don't know where we've been
A laugh for the dirty window pane
Hiding the love within
Ha ha ha

Tapping our feet to an ancient tune
A laugh for the time gone by
A laugh for me and kitty in the delivery room
Waiting for the child's first cry
Ha ha ha
Ha ha ha

Written by: BRUCE COCKBURN

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