Song Lyric Sunday – Laughing

This week’s Song Lyric Sunday theme is Laugh/Laughter/Laughing, again hosted by Jim Adams. I found this a tough one. There are plenty of songs out there with Laugh in the title, but none of them were speaking to me. I did however find this one sung by Aretha Franklin which I liked. It’s called “Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside”. It’s an old song and several singers have covered it. I hope you enjoy it too.

Lyrics
Laughing on the Outride, Crying on the Inside

The crowd sees me out dancing
Carefree and romancing
Happy with my someone new
I'm laughing on the outside
Crying on the inside
Cause I'm still in love with you
They see me night and daytime
Having such a gay time
They don't know what I go through
I'm laughing on the outside
Crying on the inside
Cause I'm still in love with you
No one knows it's just a pose
Pretending I'm glad we're apart
And when I cry, my eyes are dry
The tears are in my heart
My darling, can't we make up?
Ever since our breakup
Make believe is all I do
I'm laughing on the outside
Crying on the inside
Cause I'm still in love
I am still in love with you

Songwriters: Ben Raleigh / Bernie Wayne
Laughing on the Outside lyrics © Music Sales Corporation

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  10 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Laughing

  1. January 13, 2019 at 9:41 am

    This is such a beautiful song.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 13, 2019 at 9:43 am

      Thanks Jim…I thought it was poignant. We’ve all been there.

  2. January 13, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    There is no denying that Aretha could sing the phone book and it would sound great. She does justice to this beautiful song. Great choice, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 13, 2019 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks Lisa! 🙂

  3. January 13, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Love Aretha! Great song choice for today.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 13, 2019 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks Mary….I thought today’s prompt was tough. I have to go look and see what everyone posted! 🙂

  4. January 13, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    I had never heard that song…so so glad I have now! Gorgeous!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 13, 2019 at 10:02 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂

  5. January 14, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks for a favorite, classic share! 👍😊

    • Christine Bolton
      January 14, 2019 at 11:51 pm

      Thanks Felicia! 🙂

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