Now, if I appear to be carefree, it’s only to camouflage my sadness; in order to sheild my pride I try to cover this hurt with a show of gladness. But don’t let my glad expression give you the wrong impression. Really, I’m sad. Oh sadder than sad. I’m sad and I want you to know. That for others I put on a show. Now there’s some sad things known to man–they ain’t too much sadder than the tears of a clown, when there’s no one around
–Smokey Bill Robinson
Have you seen the price of eggs? It makes me wanna holla throw up both my hands!