Make It Funny
Copyright 2015 by Peter Bergel
If you wake up in the morning feeling bad
Kinda sad and kinda mad
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And then you find the taxes stole all your money
You can growl and look on the darkest side
And curse until you’re feeling fried
Or take my friend’s advice and make it funny
The elephant’s dumb and you cannot bear it
The donkey’s chicken and you don’t care if
It rains but global warming’s made it sunny
You’ve spoiled your child by sparing the rod
Says the preacher on the radio who thinks he’s God
There’s nothing left to do but to make it funny.
There’s war and warming from there to here
But we’re s’posed to worry about married queers
The idiocy all around is simply stunning
The war on drugs is nothin’ but whacko
But we subsidize growing tobacco
Sometimes it’s quite a challenge to make it funny.
“A few good men” says a deadpan adman
As he sends us to war in Afghanistan
Sometimes it’s not funny, it’s just funky.
And as if that wasn’t bad enough
He thinks war with Russia’s just the right stuff
So I looked up on my back and there’s a monkey.
So I come right back to the place I started
Just because I want to live open-hearted
There’s nothing left to do but to make it funny. (Repeat last verse)