Laughin' Boy, guitar Johnny's playing the blues so low. Laughin' Boy, don't it make you want to cry? You know, I can't imagine you were the magic boy so long ago. Your life and dreams are broken, you hate the world but you can't Live alone.
Ain't that fine? I'm your friend that knows you, and I'd like to tell you That I think your laugh's a lie. Laughin' Boy, that's you layin' in the meadow. Laughin' Boy, memories ought to make you cry.
Don't let your mind surrender, 'cause I can't imagine days without You; no one wants to be without you. You'll find a way to help you play on. You won't pass the time alone.
I'm your friend that knows you, and I'd like to tell you That I think your laugh's a lie.