Monday, September 14, 2009

deep thoughts anyone?

i heard this song on the radio the other day...laughing with by regina spektor. and it's a pretty song (you should youtube it if you haven't heard it) and has been stuck in my head all day today...umm...and yesterday. but i don't understand the last line. i forced my dad to listen to it and quizzed him down but he just shrugged. do YOU have any deep thoughts? analyze for me.
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 start 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 can be funny
At a cocktail party when listening to a good God-themed joke, or
Or when the crazies say He hates us
And they get so red in the head you think they’re ‘bout to choke
God can 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
Ha ha
Ha ha

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 is a pair of hateful eyes
No one’s laughing at God when they’re saying their goodbyes
But God can be funny
At a cocktail party when listening to a good God-themed joke, or
Or when the crazies say He hates us
And they get so red in the head you think they’re ‘bout to choke
God can 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 laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one laughing at God in 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

we're laughing WITH God? like...because he's laughing at all this terrible stuff? or he's laughing at us laughing? no. let's converse...

4 comments:

theRachel said...

I have no idea. No deep thoughts to offer. Sorry dude.

Bec Shulba said...

ONE COMMENT? C'MON!

thanks rach.

jan said...

sorry bec .. i'm not deep.

how about some more pics of ben?

Margaret said...

I think it's about laughing AT God, not with him. God doesn't have any active verbs in the song. I think the point is, when something terrible happens to someone, they tend to either turn to God or blame him. But when people are at a party and someone tells a joke about God, then people laugh. Does that help? I can go into more detail if you want.