Laughter - Bruce Cockburn

    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...

    (Ottawa  June 28/76)


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