Lyrics: Lucy’s Laugh

This song taught us a valuable lesson: Don’t use people’s real names in songs. Billie Jean and Eleanor Rigby — probably not actually their names.

Matt Doyle performs the song on our album.

This song actually underwent a semi-significant revision at one point in its life.  We got some good feedback from Craig Carnelia and Andrew Lippa when we played the song for them at the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Workshop.  After thinking about their notes, we realized that the song didn’t quite “launch” as early as we wanted it to.  So, we did some work on it in an attempt to get to the hook faster.

There are a few things we miss about the old version, but overall, the new one works better.

Here’s the original, sung by Anderson Davis:




And Matt Doyle performing the revised version:




Lyrics below.

Lucy’s Laugh

 Her head dents the pillow.
We’re barely awake.
We synchronize
Each breath we take.

I’m lost in this moment,
Like I’ve never seen
Those blue grey eyes
With specks of green.

And then it begins:
She looks up at me.
She suddenly grins,
And her laugh breaks free.

Her eyes spark.
Her lip twists.
And nothing else that I know exists.
The world stands still
On my behalf.
And I find that I’m in love
With Lucy’s laugh.

It’s kind of annoying.
The slightest bit shrill.
Yeah, it’s obnoxious,
But even still…

Completely contagious.
No possible cure.
The heart beneath
Is brash but pure.

And all of my fears
Are suddenly gone.
The world disappears
As her laugh goes on.

Her eyes spark.
Her lip twists.
And nothing else that I know exists.
The world stands still
On my behalf.
And I find that I’m in love
With Lucy’s laugh.

Cause each imperfection I see
Makes her so much more perfect to me.
She has flaws far beyond her control
But when she laughs
I see straight to her soul.

To call it melodic
No one would dare.
It’s quite off key,
But I’m well aware

More beautiful music
I can’t compose.
The notes fall short,
Cause heaven knows

My best efforts fail.
There’s simply no way.
My words are too frail,
Cause all I can say

Is “Her eyes spark.
Her lip twists.
And nothing else that I know exists.
The world stands still
On my behalf.
And I find that I’m in love…
And I’ve always been in love…
And I’ll always be in love
With Lucy’s laugh.”

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