The Grinning Man Musical - Laughter Is The Best Medicine Lyrics

2017 West End
The Grinning Man the musical - Laughter Is The Best Medicine Lyrics

Look around unhappy people
See the truth you can't deny
Read the faces of your neighbours
Life is pain and then you die

You're here because your hearts are broken
Here to mock the tears you've shed
And escape a poison spoken
By the voices in your head

Because admist the raging pain there is one tiny crumb of joy
A lesson burnt into my brain when I was but a little boy

However foul misfortune smells however sharp her viscous claws
There is always someone else who's life is even worse than yours

Laughter is the best medicine
Laughter is the best medicine

Feel so low your pulse needs checking
Be you bishop, king or theif
Healing comes from rubber necking some poor other buggers grief
That's the rule my mother taught me as she whacked me black and blue
The only joy in lifes to laugh at those less fortunate than you

Company:
Laughter is the best medicine
If I may suggest medicine
Make you beat your chest medicine
Laughter is the best medicine

Barkilphedro (spoken):
Behold King Clarence in the royal palace of Catford and here he is with his three misrable children
Duchess Josiana a screaming hedonist hungry for every scrap of sensation she can lay her hands on
Lord David Dirry-Morr obssessed with the pursuit of beauty,
A keen swordsman, his sword is sharp, his wit is not
And Angelica their brutalised half sister locked in a wordless world of her own unending misery
And then there's me their clown

But look where bonny Prince David is heading now
In search of new sights he's off to that squirming, squeling, sore bleeding den of bottomless iniquity

(sung)
He's going to Traflager fair
Where moneys spent to kill despair
The more you pay the more you'll shriek
With laughter at the gibson freaks

Look they have a huge collection of the crippled and the damned
Wooden Mary very scary, Ausric his shrunken hand
Chained beasts fighting so exciting, Hubert and his anal snake
Stab an old man with an eagle drown a kitten in a lake

Oh poor little kitty (laughs)

Laughter is the best medicine
Make you change your vest medicine

(spoken)
Cruel laughter, teasing you like a whip, peaking you to a point like a meringue
Goosing your enemies, throtting your friends
So comforting, so ... hollow

Company:
Laughter is the best medicine
If I may suggest medicine
Make you beat your chest medicine
Laughter is the best medicine

Laughter is the best medicine
Crack a smile and get us in
That's the state your messed up mind's in
Laughter is the best medicine

Laughter is the best medicine
Laughter is the best medicine
Laughter is the best medicine
Laughter is the best medicine

Laughter is the best medicine

[Thanks to Charlotte for lyrics]

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Laughter Is The Best Medicine lyrics from The Grinning Man