LAUGHIN' AND JOKIN'
(Maddox)
ERNIE CHAFFIN (SUN 275, 1957)

Well, I'm laughin' and jokin'
Tryin' to fool a heart that is broken
Tryin' to tell myself that I don't love you no more

Well I'm jokin' and clownin'
Gotta fool a heart that is drownin'
Though I don't feel like dyin'
There's no use to cryin' no more

Got to hide somehow the way I feel
I gotta save my pride, thoug I hurt inside
'Cause you went back on the deal

So I'm laughin' and jokin'
Tryin' to fool a heart that is broken
Tryin' to tell myself that I don't love you no more

Well, I wish I could show you
Pretend I don't even know you
There's one thing certain
I keep on a-hurtin' inside

Well, I'm laughin' and jokin'
Tryin' to fool a heart that is broken
So I'm playin' the fool
For the cruel way that you lied

Got to hide somehow the way I feel
I gotta save my pride, thoug I hurt inside
'Cause you went back on the deal

So I'm laughin' and jokin'
Tryin' to fool a heart that is broken
Tryin' to tell myself that I don't love you no more
Tryin' to tell myself that I don't love you no more