David Lingabee Songs & Songwriting

Song#: 19

Album
Name of Song: Just let yourself go

Healing with lots of laughter,
You should try it sometime,
Makes your aches and pain give up,
For yourself it’s really kind.

Many though have tried it,
Patch Adams forged on alone,
Authority tried to make him stop,
So he left to start his own.

A pioneer of laughter,
Patch really made a mark,
But drugs were so ingrained in us,
It left our bodies stark.

Chorus
Remember what it used to be,
The laughter of it all,
We came, we laughed, we made a joke,
We always had a ball.
Then we had to work our job,
And babies came along,
Hard to let yourself just go,
Which is why I write this song.

_____

Laughter is a medicine,
Unsticks you from the fray,
Hope comes back for living life,
To live another day.

I can’t imagine living,
Without a laugh or two,
Making fun of what is life,
And what we seem to do.

Serious darkens laughter,
Authority makes it dark,
So we do when we feel wrong,
We simply lose our spark.

Chorus
Remember what it used to be,
The laughter of it all,
We came, we laughed, we made a joke,
We always had a ball.
Then we had to work our job,
And babies came along,
Hard to let yourself just go,
Which is why I write this song.

_____

Bridge
I’ll make you all a wager,
Laugh until you drop,
Even if you died of joy
You’ll feel you reached the top.
_____

So laugh yourself to sleep now,
Laugh yourself to life,
Laugh yourself to endless joy,
Until you leave your strife.

Imagine others laughing,
You’d feel an urge to laugh,
Let yourself just laugh away
On anyone’s behalf.

Chorus
Remember what it used to be,
The laughter of it all,
We came, we laughed, we made a joke,
We always had a ball.
Then we had to work our job,
And babies came along,
Hard to let yourself just go,
Which is why I write this song.

_____

Healing with lots of laughter,
You should try it sometime,
Makes your aches and pain give up,
For yourself it’s really kind.

Many though have tried it,
Patch Adams forged on alone,
Authority tried to make him stop,
So he left to start his own.

A pioneer of laughter,
Patch really made a mark,
But drugs were so ingrained in us,
It left our bodies stark.

Chorus
Remember what it used to be,
The laughter of it all,
We came, we laughed, we made a joke,
We always had a ball.
Then we had to work our job,
And babies came along,
Hard to let yourself just go,
Which is why I write this song.

_____

Laughter is a medicine,
Unsticks you from the fray,
Hope comes back for living life,
To live another day.

I can’t imagine living,
Without a laugh or two,
Making fun of what is life,
And what we seem to do.

Serious trumps all laughter,
Authority makes it dark,
So what do you do when you feel wrong,
You simply lose your spark.

Chorus
Remember what it used to be,
The laughter of it all,
We came, we laughed, we made a joke,
We always had a ball.
Then we had to work our job,
And babies came along,
Hard to let yourself just go,
Which is why I write this song.

_____

Bridge
I’ll make you all a wager,
Laugh until you drop,
Even if you died of joy
You’d feel you reached the top.
_____

So laugh yourself to sleep now,
Laugh yourself to life,
Laugh yourself to endless joy,
Until you leave your strife.

Imagine others laughing,
You’d feel an urge to laugh,
Let yourself just laugh away
On anyone’s behalf.

Chorus
Remember what it used to be,
The laughter of it all,
We came, we laughed, we made a joke,
We always had a ball.
Then we had to work our job,
And babies came along,
Hard to let yourself just go,
Which is why I write this song.

______

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