The Laughing Man

by Eric Din

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There’s a pile of tacks where the floor meets the wall
He put them there so my pictures would not fall
The laughing man’s got a magic 8 ball
The laughing man sees and knows all

He is the laughing man
He is the laughing man
And he’ll do what he can
To see that we don’t understand

There’s a laughter where my hand pulls at my eye
He put it there so that I wouldn’t cry
He put it there so that I wouldn’t cry

And still the laughing children
Out on a summer’s day
Save their pennies and marbles
To hear the laughing man play

He is the laughing man
He is the laughing man
And he’ll do what he can
To see that we don’t understand

It ain’t a joke but here’s the punch line
He’s laughing at the knot I tied
The laughing man, he can’t decide
The laughing man, he never dies

And still the laughing children
Even as skies turn gray
Travel with minimal cargo
To hear the laughing man play

© 2017 Eric Roy Dinwiddie / Paul Albert Jackson, King Roy Music, BMI / Zymurgy Music, BMI

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released July 11, 2017
Recorded at home by Eric Din on guitars and vocals
Mixed and Mastered by Michael Rosen at East Bay Recorders
Cover art by Shannon Wheeler

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