"Don't Make Me Laugh" as written by Benjamin Joseph Ottewell, Ian Thomas Ball, Paul Blackburn, Oliver James Peacock and Thomas William Gray....
I epitomize restraint
But time has tempered my discretion
I'm bound to betray myself someday
I'm hittin' the road and sayin' goodbye
I'll never walk backwards
Let the sun get in my eyes

Oh, don't make me laugh
You're not fooled by the way I come over
Don't make me laugh and don't make me cry
So long goodbye

This parted history we share
Poorly wrapped and hardly mentioned
I notice a little glint in your eye
It's hard to know, who's telling a lie
You'd never say never
Wouldn't see your vanity deprived

Oh, don't make me laugh
You're not fooled by the way I come over
Don't make me laugh and don't make me cry
So long goodbye

Don't make me laugh
There is no other way I could know her
Don't make me laugh and don't make me cry
So long goodbye
Did you know

Don't make me laugh
You're not fooled by the way I come over
Don't make me laugh and don't make me cry
So long goodbye

Don't make me laugh
There is no other way I could know her
Don't make me laugh and don't make me cry
So long, so long, so long goodbye



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"Don't Make Me Laugh" as written by Ian Thomas Ball Benjamin Joseph Ottewell

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    General Comment"I epitomise restraint,
    but time has tempered my discretion,"


    man...this intro just gives me the thrills!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BrazilianFanon November 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe´s starting to not being so sure of himself in terms of moving on from an relationship. And that´s a little scary to me, cause right now I´m feeling the same way he does. sad and wonderfull song!
    BrazilianFanon November 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFrom my point of view this is a song about a guy who is infatuated with a girl. She knows this and is stringing him along to satisfy her own vanity, It makes her happy to have someone around that is completely doting. He has now realised this and has decided that the only thing he can do is to just give up and move on. "I epitomise restraint" means that he is happy to wait, "but time has tempered my discretion" means he has now waited long enough. Betraying himself means that he will do something he regrets so there for he's just going to walk away now. "I'll never look backwards let the sun get in my eyes" means he doesn't want to turn around and look at her as he goes as he will be blinded by her and will go back to his doting self.

    The chorus is all about him saying that "he knows that she know he likes her" as it were. and the fact that she knows this makes her stringing along much harsher than if she was oblivious to it.

    In the second verse he talks about her "unriciprocal glint" in her eye, he's recognised that she is never going to change her mind about how she feels about him. and when he says "it's hard to know who's telling a lie" he's referring to the fact that she's lying to string him along and that he's lying to himself about his knowledge of her feelings. in the finall part of the verse he says "you'll never say never, see your vanity deprived" this is because he knows she'll never just turn him down because she enjoys having someone around who loves her.

    I bloody love this song. A perfect end to an album.
    ruzz99on April 12, 2011   Link

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