Spinners, The - Living A Little, Laughing A Little Lyrics




Laugh everyone at the clown
He's the best one in town, ah ha
Ride on his merry-go-round
Spinning faster than sound, ah ha, ah ha

Laugh as the funny man cries
Though his makeup is smeared, ah ha
Laugh at his comical tears
As he thinks of the years, ah ha, ah ha

Living just a little
Laughing just a little
Ain't easy
Ah ah ah ah ah
Living just a little
Laughing just a little
Ain't easy
(Ah ha ha) oh no no

Laugh everyone at the fool
With his heart in his hand, ah ha
Still he can't quite understand
That he's less than a man, ah ha, ah ha

Lost somewhere deep in his shell
There's an ember of pride, ah ha
Watch how he tries hard to hide
That he's dying inside, ah ha, ah ha

Hey we're living just a little
Laughing just a little
Ain't easy
Ah ha ha ha ha (sometimes it's hard sometimes it's hard)

Living just a little
Laughing just a little
Ain't easy
Ah ha ha ha ha (Oh no no no no)

Living just a little
Laughing just a little
Ain't easy (some fool might plan though life gonna change)
Ah ah ah ah ah

Living just a little (sometimes, yes sir)
Laughing just a little
Ain’t easy (whoa)
Ah ha ha ha ha (oh can I say it, can I, can I say it just one more time)
Living just a little
Laughing just a little (oh)
Ain’t easy (it ain’t easy, no no, no no no no)
Ah ha ha ha ha
Living just a little (living)
Laughing just a little (in this mean world)
Ain’t easy (oh it ain’t easy –sometimes you feel like a clown)
Ah ha ha ha ha
Living just a little (when they turn your world around)
Laughing just a little (still you gotta smile sometimes)
Ain’t easy (oh)
Ah ha ha ha ha (won’t you help me, ah could you help me)
Living just a little (live)
Laughing just a little (I wanna laugh sometimes, yeah)
Ain’t easy (hey)
Ah ha ha ha ha (hey hey)
Living just a little (my)
Laughing just a little (lord)
Ain’t easy (oh)
Ah ha ha ha ha
Living just a little (sometimes you feel like you’re riding on a cloud)
Laughing just a little (and for crying out loud things go wrong)
Ain’t easy (the next minute)
Ah ha ha ha ha (that song is through and things ain’t the same way no no no no no)
Living just a little
Laughing just a little (no)
Ain’t easy (no it ain’t easy)
Ah ha ha ha ha (let me hear you say it, can I hear you say it oh one more time with me)
Living just a little (I’m in misery)
Laughing just a little (one day I’ll be free)
Ain’t easy (I’ll be smiling again I’ll be smiling again)
Ah ha ha ha ha (I’ll be smiling)
Living just a little (oh)
Laughing just a little (oh just trying to do it)
Ain’t easy
Ah ha ha ha ha (just a little bit yall, just a little little love, and a little bit of love)
Living just a little…





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  1. earl powell

    what's behind the smile?

  2. Melvin Johnson

    Bobby and Phillipe can't go wrong

  3. torrie johnson

    I think Henry carried this song....very strong performance...

  4. Mr Unique74

    Childhood brought me here.

  5. mrob75

    early '75...this should have gone a lot higher on the charts

  6. Michael Ali

    Classic!

  7. gwendolyn smith

    Living just a little laughing just a little ain’t easy is for sure! The Spinners said a mouthful!😁.

    Shirley Butler

    OMG Tell it like it is AMEN! This beautiful classic just move your soul in the right direction do you agree Gwendolyn ? When real music speaks for itself timeless indeed 4REAL!!! Ode skool music soothes the soul AMEN!!! A trip down memory lane

    gwendolyn smith

    For real lyric that is life related. Nothing fake about it.

  8. Loretta Riley

    The Spinners Were The Best Story Tellers In Their Songs. ❤🎶❤🎶❤🎶❤🎶❤🎶❤🔥

  9. Philip Sims

    This was one of my favorite songs by the Spinners deep lyrics.

  10. bowleggs4783

    I Want To Laugh Sometime !

  11. bowleggs4783

    This Song Is Real ! People Just Don't Know Or Care If You're Hurting

  12. M. Clark

    My mom used to play this when I was a kid. I miss her tremendously. Now I'm crying.

  13. Philip Sims

    What a great song Philipe sung his heart out on this song.

  14. Dr. killpatient

    Elvis costello quotes this song when he's singing "Ailson," or atleast he used to. A big fan.

  15. Bryan McLaughlin

    Best damn song I’ve ever heard!

  16. Tony Regusters

    This is one soulful jam.

  17. Philip Sims

    This is a Spinners Classic one of my Boys called me over at his Dorm in College to hear this sound by the Spinners in 1974 what memories.

  18. Loretta De Herrera

    💕💕💕💔💕

  19. andre oates

    We love you Phillips Rip 💕☺️

  20. L. ANGEL LOVE

    YES I AGREE THE SPINNERS,
    THE WHISPERS ARE THE GENUINE CLASSIC R&B

    A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE
    AND GREAT
    "PHILIPE SOUL WYNNE"

    THIS MAN HAS A WAY WITH

    WORDS AND VERY INTERESTING
    THE WAY HE DROPS THOSE LYRICS

    SINGING THE TRUTH WITH CONVICTION
    LIKE THE WAY IT IS

  21. Zachary T Fuller Sr.

    This is what's missing in today's music, no heart felt lyrics. Sad or happy, in love or just lost (break-up) your love. No music you can relate to for expression!!!! Today's music has no life no spirit no character!

  22. Joseph Dew

    Henry Fambrough and Phillippe Wynne puts it down clear

  23. Island Girl

    The Artist's of the Clowns!! You don't see this very often!!

  24. William Watson

    Henry & Phillipe together, classic!

  25. spencer Clayborn

    This is my big bro's favorite group and i can see why they never made a bad record always in tune ad-libs and all always a message of positivity and uplifting grooves fast and slow not easy to do so hats off to one of the elite groups of our time Peace 🙏🤜🤛

  26. Jerry Washington

    To my family..

  27. Sharon R. Aldridge

    Beautiful song. Very thought- provoking, for all of us. At this age, I can truly relate.

  28. Graham Campbell

    Been listing to the Detroit spinners since they were the Motown spinners and they have come a long way .Since they joined the Atlantic record company they went big well done boys

  29. Shirley Butler

    OMG I'm glad I grew up with type of music in my life real music for the soul AMEN!! Still listenin how about June 18 2019 A trip down memory lane good ode days 4SURE!!!CAN I GET A AMEN??

    Michael Sweeney

    Do you really understand what the words mean do u

  30. GMAMEC

    Beautiful job on creating this video! Live, Love, and Laugh...Even on days when it's not easy. ❤️

  31. Andrew Perry

    One of my best friend growing up live the mighty love.

  32. Leonard Henderson

    I WILL NEVER BEND , CREASE , FOLD !!

  33. veronica goss

    You better sang Mr Wynn

  34. Andrew Perry

    True it an't easy.living and laughing.

    Shirley Butler

    OMG You just hit a homerun with those comments TRUE DAT!!This beautiful classic is in its own class of it own do you agree? A trip down memory lane good ode days 4SURE!!!Still listenin how about June 17 2019

  35. temptsfan2

    Any guesses about why Henry Frambrough didn't get more leads? Actually has a nice voice.

  36. Kelli Elaine

    But we learn to live a little more and before you know it we're smiling. It's not always easy but it's necessary. It gets better.....

  37. Philip Sims

    A great hit in 1974 I remember hearing  this  in the College  School Dorms of 1974. What a great song by the Spinners.

  38. Cas82958

    This is a Spinners song that had to grow on me. But I'm glad it did. beautiful lead vocals and a message that is truly relatable today.

    Shirley Butler

    OMG This beautiful classic just move your soul in the right direction do you agree? This is what true talent sounds like AMEN!! A trip down memory lane 4SURE!!! Still listenin how about May 19 2019

  39. Henry Williams

    This group was so underrated, every songs they put out was beautifully done.

  40. Morpheus 2

    That voice was heaven sent.... unbelievable artist

  41. Willie Downing

    What can I say? Spinners are the best , living just a little amen

    Willie Downing

    My Boys 💙

    Willie Downing

    Henry leads on this song

  42. Traunza Hodges

    Wow!! This sung is deep

  43. Jul Muhammad

    Keep spinnin 💫The Specialist 😇

  44. Martina Patricia Guest BEST FAVS

    I WOULD NOT HAVE MADE IT, I THINK W/0 THIS MUSIC. I GREW UP ON SINGING THIS. MARTINA PATRICIA GUEST 👄💋👄💋

  45. William Smith

    Life is so amazing with indelible memories and music.

  46. Harold Orange

    Phillipe was good but they didn't miss his ass y'all keep forgetting about Bobby fool and the spinners period Mr orange

  47. Tote eicke

    Who the hell would give this a thumbs down Some people just arnt real.

  48. Genies Williams

    Thiis is so true a bad jam

  49. Shawn Williams

    This is an absolutely masterful arrangement by Thom Bell. Henry Fambrough’s soft as cloud vocals balanced by Phillipe Wynne’s soulfulness. And when Phillipe cuts up with the ad libs I’m just through. To say nothing about the lyrics. Hmm, hmm, hm.

  50. Scholethia Monk

    SING IT!!!

  51. michael crosby

    Beautiful... Very good

  52. daryl hunt

    One of the greatest songs ever!

    Shirley Butler

    OMG I agree with you all the way this beautiful classic is in its own class of its own do you agree? MEMORIES WOW!

  53. Jonathan Bell

    Some old school real men singing about men's mental health, this song is about a man who is fighting on even though it's killing him, even though he's depressed he lives and laughs and it ain't easy 😔 the words say it all, God bless The Spinners ♥

  54. The Science

    I like when Philippe get that musical Holy Ghost at 4:06, he one of the best ever at bringing a song home at the end

  55. Shirley Butler

    OMG A BLAST FROM THE PAST TIMELESS WHEN REAL MUSIC SPEAKS FOR ITSELF NO SKOOL LIKE ODE SKOOL MUSIC 4REAL! ! AMEN! !

  56. JEFF HEALEY

    Sometimes you feel like ya riding on a cloud, for cryin out loud things go wrong. The next minute, next hour next day hey things ain't the same way no no no no no no. Bro, it ain't easy, let hear say can I hear you say do it one more time for me, my brother was in misery, but, thank God he is free, he's smiling again he's smilin he's smilin.....oh just try do it......

  57. A CHOSEN VESSEL

    This song just brought a 6'5" man to tears. Didn't think it would get inside me like that.

  58. Nhleko Clement

    Sing, they sing, and I know most times we concentrate on the vocas. This song, man, the band just take me backwhen I was small boy growing up in Swaziland, Southern Africa, being able to hide in the maize field. Even though, they couldn't see me, those instruments blasting from my uncle's blaupunkt sterio record player, the one you would mistake for a bookcase. Thanks Multiplicityme 2too.

  59. Mark Logan

    THE GREATEST MEN THAT
    EVER LIVED!!!!

  60. Tom Smith

    Best Soul & R&B Quiet Storm Old School Slow Jams Love Songs (PERFECT DATE MUSIC PART 2 PLAYLIST) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9A48AAA9A70AE869

  61. andre allen

    These were some GOOD times!, my father hipped me on to the Spinner's. The first cut was Mighty Love and then this lyrical masterpiece!!!!!!!!! Lyrics are Oh so TRUE!

  62. Jimmie Perryman

    Your memory is correct.

  63. Alejandro Andrade

    😎Laughter is Good Medicine😆😆😆😆

  64. karen Bates

    REGGIE.....im living just a little....laughing just a little......it aint easy.....

  65. Jonny b bad

    The Detroit Spinners👌
    At the height of their game✊💞✊
    Forget the Boyband shit, 😦
    This is a real man's 'Manband', telling it how it is😢
    God bless the Detroit Spinners 😍💃✊✊✊

  66. Paulo Roberto Da Silva Silva

    Gostaria de saber a traducao dessa musica

  67. Loretta De Herrera

    💘 💘

  68. COLE DAY NHELL

    One of the best groups ever to do it🤘🙏💯

  69. Consuella Martinez

    MY FAVORITE GROUP I'M MY ERA....

  70. BOB OBRIEN

    I always wanted to hear Billy Hendersen
    interviewed but he's gone too. RIP, Billy

  71. LUCKY 472

    <(-_-)> Message in the music. #LISTENUP

  72. farid abdulali

    Thom Bell,Linda Creed and Phillipe Wynn,Bobby Jackson and the rest of the crew. The Motown sound Spinners and T.S.O.P. put together by two masters of the Philly sound Mr. Bell & Ms. Creed. Magic!!! nuff said

  73. John Anders

    No body adlib like Phillip Wynn I mean nobody!He also wasn't too bad of a singer. This group definitely should be in the hall of fame. Just ain't no Justice!

  74. TYRONE HUNTER

    PHILIPPE WYNN HAD A MAGICAL QUALITY IN EVERY VERSE AND LYRIC

  75. Barry Sturdivant

    if you don't have a soul,you get one when you hear this song......

  76. Greg Battles

    mr wynn was a spinner and forever he was a deep soul of soul music

  77. Michelle Jones

    I remember when this came out. I had lost 2 mothers then I lost my father @15 and that is exactly how I felt.

    Shanette Law

    Oh my goodness! That is a lot. I am very sorry. I just loss my nephew in a tragic apartment fire this week and my father and uncle before this. This song helps today.

    Sharon R. Aldridge

    Lost both my husband and mother in 2015. Thankful that they both had great lives!

  78. Marilynn Bailey

    I love this song and adore the Spinners,

  79. Dopeman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkIryzNkQzc

  80. Douglas Keith

    "No, no, no... Livin' in this mean world, ooohhh it ain't easy..." Ain't that the honest truth. This song always gives me goose bumps but I always feel better after hearing it. Such an uplifting melody. I was in my mid-20's when this song came out and I've never grown tired of it through all these years. One of my all-time Spinners favorites.

  81. Jimmie Perryman

    Happy. To hear from you s...butler.keep in touch.go spinners..

  82. Jimmie Perryman

    Rest in peace my brother Donald..he turned me on to the spinners...

  83. Jimmie Perryman

    One of the best albums the spinners ever put out.

    Shirley Butler

    Jimmie Perryman Tell it like it is this beautiful classic is in its own class of its own do you agree Jimmie?Still Listening April 301 2018 I'm a ode skool junkie can't have it no other WAY! !

  84. lee king

    This use to be a favorite at a lounge I used to frequent, now long gone. When this song came on the juke box, all the singers in the bar (there were many), would sing the chorus: "Living Just a Little, Laughing Just a Little Ain't Easy, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha."

    Shirley Butler

    lee king I know that's right this beautiful classic just moves your soul in the right direction do you agree Lee King?

  85. Neicy Williams

    This is one of my favorite songs

    Julia Rodriguez

    Neicy Williams mine too but, I love all the Spinners songs.

  86. Darryll Joyner

    Laugh Everyone at the clown

  87. Bill Ross

    I'm in misery ...one day I'll be free.... I'll been smiling again

    Stanley Heron

    Hang on...it gets better. it does

    Leatha Young

    They’re lyrics from the song Stanley!

    Leatha Young

    Bill Ross....yesssssss

    Yvette Edwards

    God is with you. He sits high and looks low. BELIEVE THAT!!!

  88. DOMONIQUE AYERS

    I JUST RECALL WHAT I REALLY ENJOYED ABOUT THE SPINNERS
    THE LYRICS AND SONGS ARE ALIKE THOSE GREAT & AMAZING

    MUSIC SONGWRITERS & MUSIC PRODUCERS OF GAMBLE & THE

    LATE & GREAT LEON HUFF DUE TO MOST OF THEIR RECORDING

    ARTIST ALWAYS HAD A POSITIVE MESSAGE TO DELIVER IN THEIR

    SONG & THAT'S WHAT I LEARN
    TO APPRECIATE MORE GOOD R&B CLASSICS ALONG W/

    THE & C&W AS WELL TOO
    W/ THE JAZZ & THE GOSPEL WHERE MOST OUR ROOTS

    ORIGINATED AND THAT'S WHY I LIKE & APPRECIATE MUSIC OF ALL CULTURAL, I NEVER

    UNDERSTOOD THE ACID ROCK
    SO I STRAYED AWAY FROM THAT
    KIND BUT "TO EACH HIS OWN"

    FROM THE INFAMOUS SONG OF
    MUSIC HE PRODUCED FOR THIS
    GROUP CALLED "FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY"

  89. kevin harrison

    Thom Bell & Linda Creed penned an absolute monster hit w/ this 1.

  90. 4EVER TRUE!

    So TRUE TODAY!!, more than EVER!!

    Shirley Butler

    Nia Imani-Diarra OMG You just hit a home run with those comments TRUE DAT! ! ! Still Listening April 30 2018

  91. Darnell Webb

    the late great Philippe Wynne collapsed on stage in an Oakland nightclub doing what he does best singing and dancing rest in peace Philippe

  92. Darnell Webb

    this song has a lot of meaning the young people of the day wouldn't even recognize what is saying oh what music was then I love The Spinners

  93. diane long

    The Spinners were the Best Male Group Alive Back Then ❤️

  94. Marilynn Bailey

    One of my favorite groups from the 70's.

    Marilynn Bailey

    Play it.

    Neicy Williams

    True song it is still a jam

  95. Susie Dean

    This was my jam.

  96. cbjrcher1

    Bell and Creed are absolutely “Unsung” as composers; certainly one of the best teams of all time

  97. Steven Quinn

    The Spinners always make me emotional Sadie is so real and deep They should have music as mandatory in schools This is American Art Soulful vocals are moving That's it Its perfect This music's so moving it makes me think of everyone I've lost Too many

  98. You Kendoit

    I forgot about this song. It ranks right up there with Sadie & Love Don't Love Nobody.
    The Spinners were never the same without Philippe Wynn, the coolest soul man and entertainer of all time. May he rest in peace forever in Soul Heaven although I'm sure he's dancing and singing his heart out. Thanks for the memories.