Laughing With

I will admit it. I’ve never been in love with Regina Spektor. I’ve always appreciated her, but have never truly LOVED one of her albums.

Until now.

Far is absolutely stunningly beautiful. My favorite song, “Laughing With,” is stellar songwriting. Check out the lyrics and video below – and go buy the album. You will not be disappointed.

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 that party yet

No one laughs at God when their 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 new, 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
Or when the crazies say he hates us and they get so red in the head you think that 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
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 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

But God can be funny
At a cocktail party while listening to a good God-themed joke or
Or when the crazies say he hates us and they get so red in the head you think that 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

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war

No one’s laughing at God in a hospital
No one’s laughing at God in a war

No one’s laughing at God when they’re starving or freezing or so very poor

No one’s laughing at God
No one’s laughing at God
No one’s laughing at God
We’re all laughing with God

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7 responses to “Laughing With

  1. mistersilva74

    Couldn’t agree with you more. It is trully one of the best albums this year and one to be listening for a very long time.
    Hey, check my blog if you have time. Maybe you can find somtjhing there that you like, although it is written in Portuguese. The songs are mostly English!
    Taka care!

    http://www.mistersilva74.wordpress.com

  2. I ❤ her, too. Big time. She was one of those artists that I always sort of recognized but never really remembered until her single on the Prince Caspian soundtrack. That was the catalyst for me finding all her albums and becoming a true and adoring fan. She's just fantastic.

  3. Wow! This video made me speechless. So good.

  4. Megan

    Wow. Thanks for sharing. I’ll go check her out.

  5. I have been hooked on this album for a while as well.. Man of a Thousand Faces is the winner on the album, for me. Can’t. Stop. Listening.

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