A man walks into a bar
orders a beer and a bowl of peanuts
but the bar turns into a spaceship
and the bartender gives him a hair cut
i cant remember the end of that joke
you once told it to me when we smoked
on your fathers expensive cigars
all i remember is the part of a man walking into a bar

How many lovers does it take
to put a light bulb into a socket?
Why did Mona Lisa smile?
I have the answer written down in my pocket.
I just remember I laughed til i cried
because you told it with your funny voice
your southern dialect makes me rejoice
those special times we had
when love was just a silly gag

I know why Mona Lisa smiled
Da Vinci must have been a really funny guy
and laughter is the only way into my heart
I know why Mona Lisa smiled
Da Vinci must have been a really funny guy
and laughter is the only way into my heart

Summer night on a gravel road
you told me about your childhood friend Veronica
who was claimed to have swallowed a toad
and i picked up my harmonica

I know why Mona Lisa smiled
Da Vinci must have been a really funny guy
and laughter is the only way into my heart
I know why Mona Lisa smiled
Da Vinci must have been a really funny guy
and laughter is the only way into my heart

A man walks into a bar
orders a scotch and a bottle of coke
but the laughter is gone in his heart
you never told me the end of the joke..




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    General Commentlove this song. it kind of makes me imagine all those missed opportunities and possibilities when thinking back to someone who shared a relationship. maybe remorse? ...about not doing, and saying, and asking all the things you may have wanted to when the going was good.

    so epically nostalgic in a kind of knowing-laughter that you can't explain way. the end as well is pretty evocative. not being able to remember the joke is way sadder than simply forgetting, it's having lost something much more special, a part of that person in a way.
    eagle-bearon July 26, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentJens proves that he has no idea how to pronounce the word 'father' once more.
    Anilandon September 18, 2011   Link

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