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word: jocose


jocose 

Definition: (adjective) Given to joking; merry.
Synonyms: jesting, jocular, joking
Usage: Larry, who was usually so jocose, said he didn’t have time for pranks. Discuss.
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Regina Spektor – “Laughing With” [Official Music Video]


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Regina Spektor – “Laughing With
(Official Music Video)

“Laughing With”

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

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

Neil Diamond – Morningside 1983 (check on your elder!)



Morningside (original de 1972, versión en vivo de 1983)

“And this is the story of an old man
“About a gift”
“And this is a dream”
“And this is a fantasy”

Morningside
An old man died
And no one cried
They surely turned away

And when he died
He left a table made of nails and pride
And with his hands
He carved these words inside
“For my children”

Morning light
Morning bright
I spent the night
With dreams that make you weep

Morning time
Wash away the sadness
From these eyes of mine
For I recall the words an old man signed
“For my children”

“And the legs were shaped with his hands”
“And the top made of the most beautiful oaken wood”
“And all of the children that gat around this great table”
“They touched it with their laughter”
“And all that was good”

Morningside
The old man died
And no one cried
He surely died alone

And truth is sad
For not a child would claim the gift he had
The words he carved became his epitaph
“For my children”

Home
Going home
Take me home
Home