Laugh At Me

Album: Inner Views (1965)
Charted: 9 10
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  • Why can I be like any guy
    Why do they try and make me run
    Son of a gun
    Now what do they care
    About the clothes I wear
    Why get their kicks from making fun
    Yeah this world's got a lot of space
    And if they don't like my face
    It ain't me that's going any where, no

    So I don't care
    Then laugh at me
    If that's fair
    I have to beg to be free
    Then baby laugh at me
    And I'll cry for you
    And I'll pray for you
    And I'll do all the things
    That the man up stairs says to do
    I'll do them for you
    I'll do them
    I'll do them all for you

    It's gotta start some place
    It's gotta start some how
    I'll make that other cheek mine
    And maybe the next guy
    That don't wear a silk tie
    And he can walk by and say hi
    Say hi, instead of why
    Instead of why
    Instead of why, baby
    Instead of why
    What did I do to you

Comments: 5

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaHave felt like this before myself.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 11th 1965, Sonny, aka Sonny Bono, performed "Laugh at Me" on the ABC-TV program "Shindig!'...Four days later on August 15th, 1965 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #83; and on September 19th, 1965 it peaked at #10 {for 2 weeks} and also spent 10 weeks on the Top 100... He had one other Top 100 record, "The Revolution Kind", it stayed on the Top 100 for 4 weeks, peaking at #70...R.I.P. Mr. Bono, born Salvatore Phillip Bono, {1935 - 1998} and Jimmy O’Neill {Shindig’s host, 1940 – 2013}.
  • Dan from Winthrop, MaAlso recorded by Mott The Hoople
  • Jim from Bay Area, CaLyrics correction: I am pretty sure it is NOT "I'll make sure that she's mine", but rather "I'll make that other cheek mine", which is much more fitting given the theme of the song. Sonny is saying that he is willing to, as the Bible says, "turn the other cheek" in the spirit of getting along with people who don't like his style. Other lyrics websites also seem to have this wrong.
  • George from Richmond, VaProbably the only song solo that Sonny sang that I liked.
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