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​Sing for Joy

This song is by Frank Black and appears on the album Honeycomb (2005).


Georgie Porgie used to get real high
He used to kiss the world till it made him cry
He was under the bottle's command

But one winter he got it together and
And happiness came with the warmer weather
Laying across all the land

He had a love she liked to drink
She got it together, but you know what I think?
I think she was still feeling glum

She got a gun and she shot him in the head
She shot herself and so they were wed
As the air conditioner hummed

Sing for joy
Sing for laughs
Sing for joy

Sing for joy
If nothing else
Sing for joy

Mama killed a pumpkin, she thought it was a sweet
She put it on the table, but it was still meat
She forgot the sugar again

Daddy came home, she had tears in her eyes
He said "Gimme grilled cheese and paperbag French fries"
See, he forgot the sugar again

We had a wander seven years out West
It wasn't exactly the wilderness
But I felt like an Israelite

Mama is a gypsy, she'll never find her town
Daddy went to sea but the boat went down
And the flames shot into the night

Sing for joy
Sing for laughs
Sing for joy

Sing for joy
If nothing else
Sing for joy

I know a girl who lives on the hill
I don't know if her sister will
Or I was thinking about her best friend

Oh, listen to me, I'm a desperate boy
I think I better have a sing for joy
And I guess this has just got to end

I'll get away in my getaway car
Every now and then I'll send my regards
From a payphone down in the flats

I'm sorry for the love, I'm sorry for the pain
I'll say I'm sorry baby, again and again
I'm sorry we're joining the stats

Sing for joy
Sing for laughs
Sing for joy

Sing for joy
If nothing else
Sing for joy

Written by:

Frank Black