Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday Music: The Last Laugh

What do you think of when you hear this song? When is the moment you want to have that last laugh? I think of the morning after election day this year. I want to wake up laughing. (This is Mark Knopfler and Van Morrison.)

Don't you love the sound
Of the last laugh my friend
Don't you love the sound
Of the last laugh at the end
Down in the gutter with the mad old soldiers
Down in the scuppers with the drunken sailors
Down in the gutter with the mad old soldiers
But the last laugh, baby is yours

And don't you love the sound
Of the last laugh going down

Games you thought you'd learned
You neither lost nor won
Dreams have crashed and burned
But you're still going on
Out on the highway with the road gang working
Up on the mountain with the cold wind blowing
Out on the highway with the road gang working
But the last laugh, baby is yours
 
And don't you love the sound
Of the last laugh going down
They had you crying but you came up smiling
They had you crawling and you came up flying
They had you crying and you came up smiling
And the last laugh, baby is yours

And don't you love the sound
Of the last laugh going down
Yeah don't you love the sound
Of the last laugh going down

22 comments:

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    1. Dr Michelle-- I'm so glad you like Friday Music. Thank you!

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  2. Two of my Boy Scouts favorites. New to me though. Very nice.

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  3. I would definitely like that last laugh.

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    1. Sharon-- Oh yes, that's the last laugh I want.

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  4. I hope you wake up laughing after the election . In fact, I hope you're laughing before you go to sleep.

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    1. Red-- You made us laugh. Yes, we'd love to laugh on election night before we go to sleep. Yes!!

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  5. Love that song. New to me but will see if I can get it.
    Oh how I hope we are laughing till our sides hurt after the election.

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    1. Patti-- I like the idea of laughing till our sides hurt. Yes. Now that's the last laugh I want!

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  6. How have I never heard this before? I love both artists so I downloaded it to my iPod after listening. Thanks

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    1. NCmountainwoman-- I only recently discovered this song while looking for something else. I'm so glad you liked it.

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  7. Baby, is yours! I love this, Robin. I've never heard it before -- what a great find. I'll be down loading it. Let's remember to play it on election day in November.

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    1. Tara-- We love this song too. I can't remember how I found, but I am so glad I did. I really do want to wake up laughing the day after the election.

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  8. Not only the last laugh - I hope we can all laugh for a good long time.

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    1. John-- Oh yes! I love that idea... laughing for a good long time. I'm hoping.

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  9. Thank You for the lovely song, such a coincidence that I was only listening to 'Dire Straits' just the other night on spotify.
    Briony
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    1. Briony-- So glad you liked the song. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Lovely to hear from you.

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  10. I used to think my Friday Funnies were the best TGIF remedy to the week's crap. But your Friday Music is equally, if not moreso, a reason to look forward to this day. I've loved Van Morrison for years (his singing, his singing!) and I love this song. I'm fairly new to Mark Knopfler but he's on my hit list now too. Thanks for posting this and all of your music, Robin!

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    1. Catalyst-- I love your Friday Funnies. I hadn't even thought about how we both devote our Fridays to a theme. I'm so glad that you like the music. Thank you so much for that.

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