"I Started a Joke" as written by Maurice Ernest Gibb, Robin Hugh Gibb and Barry Alan Gibb....
I started a joke, which started the whole world crying,
Oh but I didn't see that the joke was on me, oh no.

And I started to cry, which started the whole world laughing,
Oh, if I'd only seen that the joke was on me.

And I looked at the skies, running my hands over my eyes,
And I fell out of bed, cursing my head from things that I'd said.

Til I finally died, which started the whole world living,
Oh, if I'd only seen that the joke was on me.

And I looked at the skies, running my hands over my eyes,
And I fell out of bed, cursing my head from things that I'd said.

'Til I finally died, which started the whole world living,
Oh, if I'd only seen that the joke was one me.


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"I Started a Joke" as written by Maurice Ernest Gibb Barry Gibb

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    General CommentYou don't know how great patton can sing unless you hear this song live. I have a recording from the hard rock caca, its pretty amazing
    bongoon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a BeeGee's cover isn't it? I actually liek this song, unfortuntely I haven't heard the FNM version, but it'd rock anyway!
    mattalacon August 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdefinitly a better version of the beegees. mike kills any1 on vocals
    MikePattonRuleson September 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful. And surprisingly very poignant.
    smug_as_a_bugon October 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI couldnt believe it when I first heard fnm did a bee gees cover. Mike can do any voice out there, fuck hes cool
    MikePattonRuleson January 23, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"I Starde a Joke" means what this whole album is: a big joke!
    Who in his sane mind could ever put some songs like "Cuckoo for Caca" and "Ugly in the Morning" together, in the same album that "I started a Joke" and "Just a Man" are?
    This album is big joke about a band that once was loved by the press and momentaneous fans and that is into a decadent phase, going out of Show Bizz ("King for a day, fool for a lifetime").
    The Bee Gees cover means that, no matter the nonsense things you put together in the album, if there is a pop hit song, some dumbs will put in on the radio or tv to get some money more over the band and the ones that buy everything that's in the media.
    This is the joke and "I started a joke" is the meaning of the entire album.
    Crotofagoon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCrotofago:
    I think your interpretation is the most retarded thing I've seen in a long time.
    Shikayamaon January 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i think patton just picked a song he could use to show off his new vocal skills more than anything really.
    bongoon July 17, 2008   Link

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