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Laughing With

Written by: regina spektor

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Lyrics (fan transcription):
no one laughs at god in a hospital
no one laughs at god in a war
no one's laughing at god
when they're starving or freezing
or so very poor

no one laughs at god when the doctor calls
after some routine tests
no one's laughing at god
when it's gotten real late
and their kid's not back from the party yet

no one laughs at god when the airplane
starts to uncontrollably shake
no one's laughing at god
when they see the one they love
hand in hand with someone else
and they hope that they're mistaken

no one laughs at god when the cops knock on their door
and they say, we've got some bad news, sir
no one's laughing at god
when there;s a famine, fire, or flood

but god can be funny
at a cocktail party while listening to a good god-themed joke
or when the crazies say he hates us
and they get so red in the head you think they're about to choke

god can be funny
when told he'll give you money if you just pray the right way
and when presented like a genie who does magic like houdini
or grants wishes like jiminy cricket and santa claus

god can be so hilarious
ha ha...

no one laughs at god in a hospital
no one laughs at god in a war
no one's laughing at god
when they've lost all they've got
and they don't know what for

no one laughs at god on the day they realize
that the last sight they'll ever see is a pair of hateful eyes
no one's laughing at god
when they're saying their goodbyes

no one's laughing at god...
we're all laughing with god



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