'Cause if I laugh just a little bit
Maybe I can forget the chance
That I didn't have to know you
And live in peace, in peace

'Cause if I laugh just a little bit
Maybe I can forget the plans that
I didn't use to get you
At home, with me, alone

Oh yeah

'Cause if I laugh just a little bit
Maybe I can recall the way
That I used to be, before you
And sleep at night, and dream
'Cause if I laugh, baby if I laugh
Just a little bit
Oh yeah

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"If I Laugh" as written by Stevens

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    My InterpretationSomeone who has made an impact on you, a great impact on you, and you wanted them in your life, but you didn't get them... You didn't use the plans that you had, maybe the timing was wrong? Maybe you were too shy, or afraid?

    But it affected you deeply, and you miss them, the idea of your future with them... It hurts so bad, that you think, if I Laugh, just a little bit... Maybe it'll get better, maybe I'll go back to before I knew you, and not realize what I'm missing.....maybe I can sleep again, without that person on my mind.... Maybe.... If I Laugh.
    Liriodendronon September 30, 2015   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. and im such a sucker for cat stevens.
    onlyindreamson October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is incredible. I feel this way all the time.
    burntfireon March 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCat Stevens is amazing, but has anybody noticed how much 'If I Laugh' sounds like 'Syphallis'?
    sambennallickon January 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat poet
    great melody
    great voice
    and great song
    HassanSon June 24, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song makes me realize the importance of being grateful in our lives. Recently been in a situation of a big disappointment with someone i really like and care about. The thing is, if we stop for a moment, think of life as a gift, remind of good moments we lived, knowledge we acquired, the love we receive from our dear ones like family and true friends, we can handle situations a lot better. It helps us relieve the pressure of the outside world and realize how much value in the simple things we forget to count.
    siahanon August 27, 2020   Link
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    My Opinionabortion
    sourdoughbon February 24, 2013   Link
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    General Commenthe is greeeaaaat he is a legend... i think the song it's about got an HIV from having sex with a random girl without protiction
    abosaud33on January 02, 2010   Link

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