LYRICS

Harper Simon, 2010Division Street, 2013


HA HA

It’s even money
You’d think it’s funny
If I got a pie in the face
One man’s disaster is another one’s laughter
It’s old as the human race

Ha ha ha
Laughing is all I do
But you’ve only known me since I’ve been lonely
So you don’t believe it’s true

Hey, you don’t know me from an Adam
And I don’t know you from an Eve
We’ve only got boredom in common
Why don’t we just get up, get out of here, and leave
And go ha ha ha
Laughing all over the town
See, you’ve only known me since I’ve been lonely
I’m different when I’m fooling around

One time I laughed all the way
From Flagstaff, Arizona to Baton Rouge
Left a trail of one-liners in truck stops and diners
Ended up dazed and confused
Exhausted by mirth
I fell to the earth
And slumbered for nearly a year
I could have been dead
But I met you instead
Now everything’s perfectly clear:
Laugh or the jokes on you

But you’ve only known me since I’ve been lonely
So you don’t believe it’s true