Lithuanian Cupcakes (Today the Laughter Died)

Sung to the tune of  Don MacLean’s “American Pie”. I think Mark would want this to be sung by Miley Cyrus in her underwear, Anna of Somerville banging out the tempo with her hooves, Percy Faith and his Orchestra accompanying.  To be followed with a rousing version of “Backin’ Up” and cupcakes for everyone!  I’ll miss you always, Markie.

Lithuanian Cupcakes (Today the Laughter Died)
 
A long, long time ago
I can still remember how his words would make me smile
And later when he wrote them down
(after dusting off our little town)
the rest of us were happy for a while

But December brought the cold
the morning’s news we all were told
the passing of our writer
quieted all our laughter


I’m well aware how we all cried
the tears have yet to even dry
because he touched us deep inside…
Today the laughter died

Goodbye, Mark, you were one helluva guy
messed our minds up when you spoke up and we never cared why
Stitches in our sides and even tears in our eyes
laughing, you could take us up to the sky
you could take us up to the sky

even in your random trains of thought
you made sure that we were not forgot
still unsure what you were looking for
From now on we’ll be on our own
to tend the seeds that you have sown
You’ll be with us forever more

And now, instead of our “Plan B”
you chose an exit strategy
left without a safety net
we hear you, “It’s not over yet!”

Nimrod, Haiku, Dukan Plan
there was so much more to this special man
it seems it all ended before it began…
today the laughter died

Goodbye, Mark, you were one helluva guy
messed our minds up when you spoke up and we never cared why
Stitches in our sides and even tears in our eyes
laughing, you could take us up to the sky
you could take us up to the sky


And here we are all in one place
our generation lost in space
knowing we’ve to start anew
We’ll find our smiles and our laughter
making sure to stay together
ensuring that your light will shine through

The one thing I’ll remember most
the smiles he shared from coast to coast
Let’s take our hats off, say a toast…
today the laughter died


Goodbye, Mark, you were one helluva guy
fucked our minds up when you spoke up and we never cared why
Stitches in our sides and even tears in our eyes
laughing, you could take us up to the sky
you could take us up to the sky
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