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Song Parodies -> "Laugh, Laugh (Instead Of Cry)"

Original Song Title:

"Laugh Laugh"

Original Performer:

The Beau Brummels

Parody Song Title:

"Laugh, Laugh (Instead Of Cry)"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

OS lyrics here. Midi here. =Pacing note: OS singer variably extends the last syllable of some lines into two or three syllables.
Was watching TV "late night news" last night
'Twas so depressing to see
Disasters, bombings, and a big gunfi- -ight
One crime upon another aired re...peatedly

Turned off the lights and went to sleep at last
Had nightmares all the night long
Some maniac was maiming sheep as fast
As I could count; instead I read a... silly song

Laugh, laugh, instead of cry
See things so funny to see
Laugh, laugh, soul purify
Of our world and its lunacy

Oh, so funny....

Look at the cable news, you're always groanin'
They show disasters galore
But laughter elevates your serotonin [1]
Much better than prescriptions from the... druggist's store

"Best medi-cine is laughter": proverb, old
Against your worries, rearm
When dealing with a heart attack or cold
"Primum non nocere": Laughter... couldn't harm [2]

Laugh, laugh, now don't be shy
To wriggle, giggle with glee
Laugh, laugh, I tell no lie
Just throw away your cares, "heh heh"!

Oh, so punny

Before I go I'd like to say one thing
Don't close your ears to me
Take my advice: if you'll start "LOL"-ing
Bet it really helps relieve your.... misery

You say you can't find any laughs at all
Log on right here and sing
We'll have you rolling on the floor, up wall,
Across the ceiling, reeling, feeling... like a king!

Laugh, laugh, on laugh, rely
Yeah, laugh so hard that you pee
Laugh, laugh, please give a try
How better does it feel to be...

Oh, so sunny

[1] "Serotonin": a neurotransmitter (brain chemical) associated with feelings of calm, peace, and happiness; elevated by sugar, alcohol, marijuana, prescription antidepressants, and laughter, among other things. (Laughter has fewer harmful side effects.)

[2] "Primum non nocere": "First, do no harm." A precept all doctors are taught in medical school, which some seem to forget upon graduating.

Tommy's website is up and running, complete with PICS! Spambot-unfriendly address: (www not needed) geo cities. com / tom mythedan cingtur tle (remove all spaces between "geo" and "tle". © 2006 Tommy Turtle.

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 6

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Rick C - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Another good one from the Turtle dude. Perfectly paced, with some excellent lines. 555
alvin rhodes - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
i'm right here with ya....doin' a little "whistlin' in the graveyard" myself
TJC - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
My you are prolific! Love the concept and really dig the informational links embedded in the song. primum non nocere indeed! 5's
Stephen Harrington - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Nice, 555. The midi also made it even more enjoyable.
AFW - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
I agree that laughter is the breast, and best medicine...and doesn't require a prescription, or co-pay. Good write
PMS - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Take three fives and call me in the morning!!! I'm in total agreement with Rick C.
Larry Hensley - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm baaaaaaaack, and giving some more 555's.
TT - April 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Rick C, thanks ... alvin rhodes, thanks ... TJC, thanks; glad you find them useful ... Stephen Harrington, thanks, glad.... AFW, thanks; you have a one-track mind -- or is that two tracks lol :) PMS, thanks; how about if I just nudge you in the morning? ;-) Larry Hensley, thaaaaaanks!

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