The Laughing Men (new audio)

by Julie Christensen

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I get so dang mad at these ya-hoos.

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The Laughing Men © Julie Christensen

(chorus 1: )
The Laughing Men
They feel no pain
They get their pleasure from the sound
Of the dragging of your chain
The Laughing Men
They feel no pain
They get their pleasure from the sound
Of the dragging of your chain

Out under the shade and cool
Of the Yellow-Poplar trees
Grinning man told eighteen girls
About the birds and bees
And people called him “Senator,”
As they did for twenty-six years
The laughing man in Washington
Drunk on salty tears

The Laughing Men… (chorus 1)

Out of the one hundred souls
There were only forty-eight
Who carried out their solemn oath
(To)Try and right the ship of state
It's not the thing I want to do
But I'll pray, and hope She hears,
For the Laughing Men in Washington
Drunk on hate and fear

Oh, The Laughing Men (and the women too)
Got chicken skin
They wear it knowing that the time
Of our patience is wearing thin
So they pull your chain
And they pull it tight
But if you keep standing
They’re gonna fall down
In their own blight
Yeah if you keep marching
They’re gonna fall down
Maybe Tonight
If you keep marching
They’re gonna fall down
In their own blight
But if you keep marching
They’re gonna fall down
Maybe tonight.

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released October 21, 2019
Julie Christensen, all vocals, guitars, bass, tambourine, production
John Christensen, drums

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Julie Christensen Nashville, Tennessee

A longtime backup singer with Leonard Cohen, Julie's also sung with Lou Reed and Van Dyke Parks and she co-lead Divine Horsemen. She's soulful hybrid of roots and folk. "One of the truer singers you'll ever hear." LA WEEKLY
"The Cardinal" by Julie's new Nashville band Stone Cupid is the newest release from 2016!
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