It's A Laugh

Album: Along The Red Ledge (1978)
Charted: 20

Songfacts®:

  • Written by Daryl Hall, this is one of the more bitter breakup songs of its era. A dumped boyfriend dismisses his relationship with his ex as nothing of significance, even as a joke. If you look at the lyrics, it seems that he's "protesting too much," as Shakespeare had long ago put it. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA

Comments: 1

  • Matt from Dayton, OhThere is a anecdote I heard a long time ago (by Hall and Oates, I believe) that the song was inspired by a friend that was going to kill himself over a girl and Hall (I believe) thought it was a laugh that the guy was going to kill himself over someone that didn't give a hit about him.
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