Ray Stevens Don’t Laugh Now


We’ve known each other since we were in school.

You always thought I was a crazy fool.

‘Guess everyone thinks I’m quite a clown, yeah, the life of the party, fun to have around.

You won’t believe I’m serious with what I’m about to say.

I know it’s out of character for me to act this way, but… [start singing the chorus:]

Don’t Laugh Now. ‘Cause I’m in love with you.

Don’t Laugh Now. I know you could never love me too.

And I don’t mean to embarrass you by letting my feelings show.

It’s not like me to let you see me lose my self control.

Don’t Laugh Now. Wait’ll I leave.

Just this once forgive me for wearing my heart on my sleeve.

But I couldn’t hold it any longer.

I just had to let you know.

Don’t Laugh Now, wait’ll I go.

Don’t Laugh Now, wait’ll I go.


You had a lot of sweethearts and I watched you love ’em.

You had a lot of friends and I was just one of ’em.

Someone to pick you up when love would go wrong.

Help you through the rough times when you were all alone.

All those many nights I held you and you never knew what I was feeling in my deepest heart for you.

A cornball, paliachhi, who has no right to say the foolish words I blurted out today… [start singing the chorus again]