Context & Lyrics
Stine experiences the collapse of his real and fictional worlds.
How’d I fail to see this little bed time tale was funny?
I could cry to think of all the irony i’ve missed!
What an unusual twist
Right at the end of it
Who could see that this pathetic scene would be
Once you strain to find the grain of humor
Life double crosses with style
Forcing you into a smile
So it can kick you in the teeth
We can all laugh till it hurts
At my expense
I’m accustomed to working on “spec”
I always pick up the check
I think it’s funny
Who could top or make this comic op’ra more
You could weave in some deceit to even up the
You’d have us all on the floor
That would be roaringly funny
Sad enough my life’s a joke that suffers in the telling
Just another hoary chestnut from the bottom drawer
I’ve heard so often before
That I can’t laugh anymore