4 Should I Laugh Or Cry

Written by: (B. Andersson / B. Ulvaeus)

He stands
towering over me beside my bed
losing his head
tells me
I must take him seriously
droning on the usual way
he’s such a clever guy
and I wonder should I laugh or cry

He’s dressed
in the striped pyjamas that I bought
trousers too short
gives me
of his small philosophy
carries on the way he does
and me I get so tired
and I wonder should I laugh or cry

High and mighty his banner flies
a fool’s pride in his eyes
standing there on
his toes to grow in size
all I see is a big balloon
halfway up to the moon
he’s wrapped up
in the warm and safe cocoon
of an eternal lie
so should I laugh or cry

Strange how
dangerously indifferent I have grown
cold as a stone
no more
pain where there was pain before
far away he rambles on
I feel my throat go dry
and I wonder should I laugh or cry

High and mighty his banner flies
a fool’s pride in his eyes
standing there on
his toes to grow in size
all I see is a big balloon
halfway up to the moon
he’s wrapped up
in the warm and safe cocoon
of an eternal lie
so should I laugh or cry

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