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    BETTE MIDLER

    Bathhouse Betty 1998 ©

    Laughing Matters

    Live at Five and CNN
    keep us all abreast
    of breaking stories that can tend
    to make us anxious and depressed.
    Problems with no answers
    hang on like some chronic cough.
    And every day some brand new issue
    rears it's head to piss you off.

    Bad guys win.
    Optimism's wearing thin.
    Things are spinning out of control.
    Cynicism's all the fad.
    World events could make us mad
    as hatters.
    Almost every day
    some underpinning slips away.
    These aren't laughing matters.

    Time bombs tick.
    People keep on getting sick.
    And a nickel's not worth a cent.
    Wickedness and greed abound.
    Just as peace is gaining ground
    it shatters.
    Hate is here to stay,
    and justice goes to those who pay.
    Friend, these aren't laughing matters.

    The truth is scarier by far
    than anything that Stephen King could write.
    The stories in the paper are
    the daily small decline and fall
    spelled out in black and white.

    Oh, what to do, what to do?
    how to take a brighter view
    when your noodle's totally fried.
    Human spirits need to be
    leavened by a little levity.
    So take those blues
    and bounce them off the wall.
    Keep your humor please,
    'cause don't you know it times like these that
    laughing matters most of all.

    1998 ©




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