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A track from a forthcoming album with the working title, If I Stop Laughing, I'll Cry. Chris Barron, lead singer of the band, Spin Doctors, enters the studio to cut a stripped down, acoustic guitar driven, song oriented solo record.


angels and one armed jugglers
or, if i stop laughing i’ll cry

angels and one armed jugglers
sword swallowers and smugglers
good old adelaide, she must be long gone
she once was a looker
and a hell of a hoofer
and we never stayed thirsty for long

i smile when i’m weepy
coffee makes me sleepy
drink champagne when i want to die
you may see me wink and grin
and think i think i’ll win
but if i stop laughing
i’ll cry

[here are some notes on the chords that were on the lyrics...]

(capo 3nd fret)


from If I Stop Laughing I'll Cry *​[​working title], released July 27, 2015
words, music, guitar and vocals: chris barron

recorded, mixed and mastered by roman kuhn at his house inssbruck studios, brooklyn, ny


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Chris Barron (think Leonard Cohen meets Jack Johnson in a dive bar that was nice when Cole Porter used to hang out there) is best known as the lead singer of the band Spin Doctors. Chris plays nifty chords on an old Gibson to masterfully crafted songs that are poignant yet wistful and funny. ... more


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