Two Seas Music - It's No Laughing Matter

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It's No Laughing Matter
(The Diminishing Returns Blues)

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4/4 time - country acoustic bluesy feeling (like something from Pat Donahue on the Prarie Home Companion)


Verse 1

Driving down the highway. Foot stompiní on the gas.
Yelling at the slow pokes, You just gotta go fast.
Thereís no time to slow down. No time to think.
Youíre one curve from disaster, Your shipís about to sink.

Chorus

Thereís just one way to go. You got one way to turn.
That one way is Jesus, itís Him or else you burn.
Itís no laughing matter.

Verse 2

Your TV is telling you, to buy a better life.
A faster car, a bigger house, you need a sexy wife.
But one thing they donít tell you, one thing they donít say.
Those things they wonít matter, on the final day.

Chorus

Thereís just one way to go. Youíve got one way to turn.
That one way is Jesus, itís Him or else youíll burn.
Itís no laughing matter.

Verse 3

You go out for a few beers, youíre beginning to unwind.
That gal on the next bar stool, looks so nice and kind.
You say that thereís no problem, you look but you donít touch.
But your heart is getting blacker, on account of all your lust.

Chorus

Thereís just one way to go. Youíve got one way to turn.
That one way is Jesus, itís Him or else youíll burn.
Itís no laughing matter.

Verse 4

Now youíve been delaying, putting off what you need to do.
Ya gotta make a decision, itís really up to you.
Thereís no safety on the side lines, no refuge there for you.
Youíre stretching thin Godís patience, when will He send for you?

Chorus

Thereís just one way to go. Youíve got one way to turn.
That one way is Jesus, itís Him or else youíll burn.
Itís no laughing matter.

Outro - spoken

Itís not a laughing matter.
You ainít gonna grin.
Thereíll be no way out
When you stand in front of Him.


It's No Laughing Matter - copyright © 2007 by Charlie Comstock and Two Seas Music