dilluns, 21 de març de 2011

No one laughs at God in a hospital. No one laughs at God in a war.

Veig els avions de combat arribant a casa. El diari titula "Missió complerta". M'estremeixo.  Weltschmerz.

Torno a tu Regina, i em poso aquesta cançó.

LAUGHING WITH


No one laughs at God in a hospital,
no one laughs at God in a war.
 

No one’s laughing at God
when they’re starving or freezing or so very poor

No one laughs at God

when the doctor calls after some routine tests
 

No one’s laughing at God
when it’s gotten real late
and their kid’s not back from the party yet

No one laughs at God

when their airplane start to uncontrollably shake.
 

No one’s laughing at God
when they see the one they love, hand in hand with someone else
and they hope that they’re mistaken.

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
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,
Ha ha
Ha ha.

No one laughs at God in a hospital,

no one laughs at God in a war.

No one’s laughing at God
when they’ve lost all they’ve got
and they don’t know what for.

No one laughs at God on the day they realize

that the last sight they’ll ever see is a pair of hateful eyes.

No one’s laughing at God when they’re saying their goodbyes.

But God can be funny
at a cocktail party when listening to a good God-themed joke, 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

No one laughs at God in a hospital

no one laughs at God in a war.

No one’s laughing at God when they’re starving or freezing or so very poor

No one’s laughing at God,

no one’s laughing at God,
no one’s laughing at God,
we’re all laughing with God.


Regina Spektor
Laughing with.
del disc "Far"
Sire Records (2009).