"Laughing Out Loud" as written by and Jakob Dylan....
Man, you oughta finish what you've started
You can't leave me here alive
Well I know it started as a fist fight
But you've got me covered up in hives

I don't need an invitation
The best peach is at the top of that tree
But when all this indecision reigns
So aimlessness that helps me see straight

You got me walkin' up a tightrope
With vaseline from my head to my feet
You got me lookin' into blindfolds
But I know you've got your hands all over me
So when all these imitations fail
Just don't look back 'cause I won't be there

Laughing out loud
When I didn't ever know just what it was all about
Laughing out loud
When I didn't ever know just why you push me around

Well I'm doing time inside a grapevine
Little things amuse little minds
Well, nothin's free except a little bit of bad advice
On how to live on only water, bread and rice

I don't need an invitation
The best peach is at the top of that tree
So when all this nighttime vision fails
I'll lose these chains and slip out of this jail

Laughing out loud
When I didn't ever know just what it was all about
Laughing out loud
When I didn't ever know just why you push me around

Laughing out loud
When I didn't ever know just what it was all about
Laughing out loud
When I didn't ever know just why you push me around


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"Laughing Out Loud" as written by Jakob Dylan

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    General CommentReally catchy song with great lyrics and melody to boot. The meaning is hard to decifer but I think it's about how ironic it is to try to be successful in anything. In the song he is getting pushed around by people he has no connection with.
    planetearthon April 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit's kinda that "screw you" to some chic that probably screwed him over and kept him on a leash. he's finally realized he's better than that and he's just laughing at her now b/c she wants him back.
    HRslammRon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe laughing out loud part is very funny. i find alot of things funny, and i just laugh out loud , while my boyfriend doesnt have one clue about what the hell is going on.
    peace999on December 04, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Well, nothing's free except a little bit of bad advice."

    I agree with HRslammR in that he's basically saying, "screw you, I'm better than that" to her. She was too indecisive, too much of a pain, and the more he tried, the less she tried, so he's over it. Or, at least, he's trying to be?
    mightbeafoolon March 19, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI always saw it as a guy who knows he is being manipulated, but doesn't really mind at first, and even though he is constantly used he does what his girl asks because he loves her, even though she is really demanding. at the end of the day he just laughs.
    Eventually he realizes she may not be worth all the trouble and leaves while she finds herself lonely without her toy and he is still laughing
    ctchphraseon September 06, 2012   Link

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