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I've really been enjoying Regina Spektor's new album, Far. Her previous album, Begin to Hope, was my introduction to her music and my #8 album of 2006. She can be playful and profound in the same breath, and has a beautiful voice. "Laughing With" is simple yet thought-provoking. Follow the lyrics. Here's a snippit...
No one laughs at God
When the cops knock on their door
And they say we got some bad news, sir
No one’s laughing at God
When there’s a famine or fire or flood
But God can be funny
At a cocktail party when listening to a good God-themed joke, or
Or when the crazies say He hates us
And they get so red in the head you think they’re ‘bout to choke
God can be funny,
When told he’ll give you money if you just pray the right way
And when presented like a genie who does magic like Houdini
Or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus
God can be so hilarious