He's got jokes & a million dollar style.
A stage & a story he can make the crowd roar.
Yea he sure knows how to make a man smile.
He'll put on a wig, or he'll dance a jig.
& everyone for miles
Come to sit & laugh when the funny man ... Smiles.
A full housetonight. He's got em laughing out loud.
He sings them a song 'bout his crazy mom
& thanks them for coming out.
When he leaves the stage his mind drifts away
To his wife & his kids & good times.
When he's all alone, the funny man ... Cries.
"It ain't funny no more", says the funny man.
"This life I'm longing for - is a house that's built on sinking sand.
& where's the laughter, happy ever after? I just don't understand."
There's nothin' sadder than .. Tears of a funny man.
A house in the hills, a 4-car parking garage.
His face on the tv. Lord it hasn't been easy, but he's finally at the top.
But his family who loves him, they stayed in Tulsa.
They visit every once in a while.
Lately that's the only time, that the funny man ... Smiles.
On Tuesday morninghe wakes up, locks his house up tight.
Aims his pickup toward that Oklahoma line ..
He says, "It ain't funny no more, I'm headed home.
This life I'm longing for,The soccer games & fishin' poles.
& I've been missin' my little boys kisses. I finally understand."
Through the tears that he still cries.
The funny man ... smiles.
And the funny man drives.