You Make Me Laugh

You Make Me Laugh appears on

Hopelessly In Love: The Lyrics Of Tom Toce
Featuring Carole J. Bufford, Jack Donahue, And Jennifer Sheehan
with a guest appearance by Jane Monheit

Sung by Jennifer
Music by Shelly Markham

Piano: Matthew Martin Ward
Bass: Boots Maleson

You Make Me Laugh

It isn’t your embrace
Or your delightful face
That makes me know
I made the wisest choice
And if your voice
Is not my fav’rite voice
I love to hear you sing off-key
In the key of Z
But hey—it’s okay by me
I’ll tell you why
My life is better by half
You make me laugh

When I’m about to burst
The day has been the worst
And I can only sit and stew awhile
You’ve got a smile
That always brings a smile
And that is halfway to a grin
Let the grin begin
Precluding the mood I’m in
You should have been
On David Letterman’s staff
You make me laugh
And no matter the joy
That we know in this life
There also will be tears
I can’t think of anyone else
Who could soothe my fears
Not these fears
And so I’m thunderstruck
At my colossal luck
I always knew the one
Who won my heart
Would be funny and smart
Double duty
My sides are good and sore
From rolling on the floor
And oh, there’s one thing more
You make me laugh
And no matter the joy
That we know in this life
There also will be tears
I can’t think of anyone else
Who could soothe my fears
Not these fears
It isn’t your embrace
Or your delightful face
It’s more the way
You make my spirit soar
As I mentioned before
I love your kind of kindness, too
The little things you say and do
But most of all the fact that you
You make me laugh