Bo Burnham - Comedy lyrics

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Bo Burnham - Comedy lyrics

[Verse 1: Bo Burnham] The world is changing The planet's heating up What the fu*k is going on? (Recorded laughter) Rearranging It's like everything happened all at once Um, what the fu*k is going on? (Recorded laughter) The people rising in the streets The war, the drought The more I look, the more I see nothing to joke about Is comedy over? Should I leave you alone? 'Cause, really, who's gonna go for joking at a time like this? Should I be joking at a time like this? [Pre-Chorus: Bo Burnham] I wanna help to leave this world better than I found it And I fear that comedy won't help, and the fear is not unfounded Should I stop trying to be funny? Should I give away my money? No What do I do? [Chorus: Bo Burnham & Ethereal Voice] Healing the world with comedy The indescribable power of your comedy The world needs direction From a white guy like me (Bingo) Who is healing the world with comedy That's it [Spoken: Bo Burnham] The world is so fu*ked up. Systematic oppression, income inequality, the other stuff... And there's only one thing that I can do about it. While— While being paid and being the center of attention [Chorus: Bo Burnham] Healing the world with comedy Making a literal difference, metaphorically A Jew walks into a bar, and I've saved him a seat That's healing the world with comedy [Verse 2: Bo Burnham] I'm a special kind of white guy I self-reflected, and I want to be an agent of change So I am gonna use my privilege for the good (Very cool, way to go!) American white guys We've had the floor for at least 400 years So maybe I should just shut the fu*k up... I'm bored I don't wanna do that There's got to be another way (Yes) For me to help out without standing on the sidelines (Never!) The wait is over I'm white, and I'm here to save the day Lord, help me channel Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side (Sandra Bullock!) [Chorus: Bo Burnham] Healing the world with comedy Making a literal difference, metaphorically And yes, most likely, they'll pay me, but I'd do it for free I am healing the world with comedy [Bridge: Bo Burnham] If you wake up in a house that's full of smoke Don't panic Call me and I'll tell you a joke If you see white men dressed in white cloaks Don't panic—call me and I'll tell you a joke Oh, sh*t Should I be joking at a time like this? If you start to smell burning toast You're having a stroke Or overcooking your toast If you wake up in a house that's full of smoke Don't panic—call me and I'll tell you a joke If you see white men dressed in white cloaks Don't panic—call me and I'll tell you a joke Oh, sh*t Should I be joking at a time like this? Somebody help me out 'cause I don't know [Pre-Chorus: Bo Burnham] And I want to help to leave this world better than I found it And I fear that comedy won't help, and the fear is not unfounded Should I stop trying to be funny? Should I give away my money? No! I know what I gotta do [Chorus: Bo Burnham] Healing the world with comedy Making a literal difference, metaphorically I swore I'd never be back, and now, I'm back on my feet And I'm healing the world with comedy