The Wedding Present – Don’t Laugh

From the album ‘George Best Plus‘ (1997).


I never thought I could live here on my own
But then I guess everybody’s got to live somewhere
Four tins of paint made this our home
Oh I got less on the walls than I got in my hair

When we moved in here the dog was still a pup
Oh do you remember the time he chewed those curtains that we found?
I laughed the day you put them up
The day you left I tore them down

Don’t laugh, don’t even sigh
I touched your skin last night
But your half of the bed was empty
So I guess I must have dreamt it
I don’t know why

Don’t laugh, don’t even try
I touched your skin last night
I didn’t fall asleep ’til morning
And then the next day I couldn’t stop yawning
Oh how I try

These bedroom walls are paper thin
You took a side in every neighbours’ row
And those kids next door make such a din
But sitting here it seems ever so quiet now