listen for the laugh lyrics – bruce cockburn

it’s not the laughter of rain in the drain
it’s not the laughter of a man in pain
it’s not the laughter you can hide behind
it’s not the laughter of a frightened mind
balanced on the brink only waiting for a shove
you better listen for the laugh of love

it’s not the laughter of the gloating rich
it’s not the laughter of the sacred b*tch
it’s not the laughter of the macho fool
it’s not the laughter that obeys the rules
more of a chain saw in a velvet glove
you better listen for the laugh of love

it’s not the laughter of a child with toys
it’s not the laughter of the president’s boys
it’s not the laughter of the media king
this laughter doesn’t sell you anything
it’s the wind in the wings of a diving dove
you better listen for the laugh of love
whatever else you might be thinking of
you better listen for the laugh of love

/ bruce cockburn lyrics