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Laughing With: Lyrics and music by Regina Spektor

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“Laughing With” words and music by Regina Spektor © 2009 SOVIET KITSCH MUSIC.

All rights controlled and administered by EMI BLACKWOOD MUSIC INC.

All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

Reprinted by permission of Hal Leonard Corporation.

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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 the 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 got some bad news, sir

No one’s laughing at God

When there’s a famine or fire or flood

Chorus: But God could be funny

At a cocktail party when listening to a good God-themed joke

Or when the crazies say He hates us

And they get so red in the head you think they’re ‘bout to choke

God could 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’s laughing at God

When they’ve lost all they’ve 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’s a pair of hateful eyes

No one’s laughing at God

When they’re saying their goodbyes

[Chorus]

No one laughs at God in a hospital

No one laughs at God in a war

[×2]

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

© 2014 by the Association of American Medical Colleges

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