that joke isn’t funny anymore lyrics – the smiths

“that joke isn’t funny anymore”

park the car at the side of the road
you should know
time’s tide will smother you
and i will too
when you laugh about people who feel so
very lonely
their only desire is to die
well i’m afraid
it doesn’t make me smile
i wish i could laugh
but that joke isn’t funny anymore
it’s too close to home
and it’s too near the bone
it’s too close to home
and it’s too near the bone
more than you’ll ever know

it was dark as i drove the point home
and on cold leather seats
well, it suddenly struck me
i just might die with a smile on my
face after all

i’ve seen this happen in other people’s
lives
and now it’s happening in mine

/ the smiths lyrics