Dawes – Joke In There Somewhere Lyrics

Joke In There Somewhere Lyrics – Dawes

Each morning my beloved asks me to open up my eyes
See what kind of attention I can pay

I see a corporate coffeehouse putting up their Christmas decorations
Commuter cars all waiting at a light
The line outside the Roxy full of hopeful conversation
Some local band is playing there tonight

A couple is walks their dog discussing what to eat for dinner
A runaway is being read his rights
A hotel hosts a conference called “Investment for Beginners”
Some high school coach breaking up a fight

And there’s a joke in there somewhere
A joke in there somewhere
A joke in there somewhere
One that I just don’t know how to tell

This afternoon my doctor asked me to sit down in a chair
And he asks me then to walk him through my day

And I heard radios bring ball games to an ancient glacial traffic
A starving dog was whimpering in pain
That sound check through the alley sounded like something close to magic
For a traveling dad who’s bound to miss his plane

A boomer on a cellphone talking through party provisions
Beneath that giant bullseye neon sign
Makes me think of dixie cups and pizza crusts and giant televisions
The allegory of the conga line

And there’s a joke in there somewhere
A joke in there somewhere
A joke in there somewhere
One I’m just not prepared to make

Now as the sun is setting, I meet my brother for a drink
And he asks if I got something on my mind

So I tell him about this move and how I didn’t get the ending
Why do they let the creature get away
And he reminds me that all it is is costumes and pretending
But there must be something else they’re trying to say

About these buildings and this asphalt and the natural habitations
The pigeons, cats and rats and parasites
This wild and dancing city conducting perfect orchestrations
The way a stranger wishes us good night

And he says every time we’ve sat here getting nervous for the future
We’ve ended up some version of okay
These songs that we are singing
They shouldn’t give in to the rumours
They should give some kind of strength to meet the day

But there’s a joke in there somewhere
A joke in there somewhere
A joke in there somewhere
We just gotta find a way to laugh
We just gotta find a way to laugh