The Old Laughing Lady
Neil Young
Don't call pretty Peggy, she can't hear you no more.
Don't leave no message 'round her back door.
They say the old laughin' lady been here before.
She don't keep time, she don't count score.

You can't have a cupboard if there ain't no wall.
You got to move, there's no time for you to stall.
They say the old laughin' lady dropped by to call.
When she leaves, she leaves nothing at all.

See the drunkyard of the village falling on the street.
Can't tell his ankles from the rest of his feet.
He loves his old laughin' lady 'cause her taste is so sweet.
But the laughin' lady's lovin', ain't the kind he can keep.

There's a fever on the freeway, blacks out the night.
There's a slippin' on the stairway, just don't feel right.
And there's a rumblin' in the bedroom and a flashin' of light.
There's the old laughing lady, everything is all right.
There's the old laughing lady, everything is all right.

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