"I'm Only Joking" as written by and Jesse Dean Kongos....
(Wadu-aidu-wadaidu)

There is a song
You're trembling to its tune
At the request of the moon

Licking her chops, she looks at the lunatics
She needs another fix

I'm only joking
I don't believe a thing I've said
What are you smoking?
I'm just a-fucking with your head
Only a crazy little thing I read

I'm only joking
I don't believe a thing I've said
What are you smoking?
I'm just a-fucking with your head
Only a crazy little thing I read
Only a crazy little thing I read

Maybe the planets
Are trying to become the stars
And we really came from Mars

The earth is alive
And man is a parasite
And heavenly bodies make us fight

I'm only joking
I don't believe a thing I've said
What are you smoking?
I'm just a-fucking with your head
Only a crazy little thing I read

I'm only joking
I don't believe a thing I've said
What are you smoking?
I'm just a-fucking with your head
Only a crazy little thing I read
Only a crazy little thing I read

Wadu-aidu-wadaidu

There is a song
You're trembling to its tune
At the request of the moon

Licking her chops, she looks at the lunatics
She needs another fix

I'm only joking (I'm only joking)
I don't believe a thing I've said
What are you smoking? (What are you smoking?)
I'm just a-fucking with your head
Only a crazy little thing I read

I'm only joking
I don't believe a thing I've said
What are you smoking?
I'm just a-fucking with your head
Only a crazy little thing I read

I'm only joking
I don't believe a thing I've said
What are you smoking?
I'm just a-fucking with your head
Only a crazy little thing I read
Only a crazy little thing I read


Lyrics submitted by crowleen, edited by randomrules55, v8pluver

"I'm Only Joking" as written by Jesse Dean Kongos

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  • +2
    My InterpretationIt seems like it's about those who tell their opinions, but don't stand by them because most people don't agree with them.They tell the stories to others who earnestly believe them ("Licking her chops/She looks at the lunatics/She needs another fix"). After saying 'crazy' opinions, they deny believing those things themselves and act like people who believe what they secretly still do are crazy. This is done in order to not offend others or to not appear insane themselves ("I'm only joking/I don't believe a thing I've said/What are you smoking?/I'm just f--king with your head/Only a crazy little thing i read)". There's an echoing question of "Why do I do what I do?" in the background of the song. I think it's a person who does this asking why they cover up what they truly think.
    v8pluveron December 10, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationA few things i learned in college about our species; here's my disertation:
    "The Earth is alive. And man is a parasite. And heavenly bodies make us fight."

    A. The earth is full of minerals, natural resources etc... & we, man, are sucking it dry..killing it.. we are a society of consumption. Users.
    B. heavenly bodies make us fight: we generally fight for 2 things 1. land 2. religious freedom. Hence most all wars have been over power so we can have/control land & religion.

    So maybe perhaps the song is about speaking out against the senseless irresponsible waste/consumption of those resources & disagreeing over the religious wars to gain power and criticizes humanity.. then immediately he says - oh no I'm just kidding - "I'm only joking, don't believe a word I've said"

    Basically - I'm just messing w u. I'm crazy. Im smoking im high. I didn't say anything...I'm just messing around.. to avoid argument, confrontation or worse treason. Just my take.
    didistmon November 09, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe chorus immediately made me think of "gaslighting" in an emotionally abusive/manipulative relationship. One person says something awful, and when the other mentions it, the abuser turns it back around on them. They were only joking! Gosh, you clearly have no sense of humor. Or else they never even said that to begin with ("What are you smoking?") and you're remembering it completely wrong.

    That combined with the rest of the song reminds me of being in a relationship with someone who's mentally unstable, either due to drugs or illness. They ramble on about really bizarre theories, and when you question them about it, they jump into defense mode. Once again, you're the "crazy" one for taking them seriously and worrying about them. OBVIOUSLY they don't REALLY believe that. My best guess is that this song is about one of those conversations. Even the pacing of the song suggests that same kind of frenetic energy from someone who's on drugs or experiencing active psychosis or mania.
    tessellateon November 13, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI definitely have to agree with monsturr, I hear "Why do I do what I do?" At the beginning. It's slightly slurred to add effect to it, and ties into the entire song.

    First verse:
    The moon is a 'heavenly body' as described later in the song. Thus, it makes me think that as the closest and most visible, it represents society as a whole. The 'song' of society are the intrinsic morals and behaviors that are renowned as being acceptable. As many people are afraid of being looked upon as outcasts, despite what they really think or believe, they are 'trembling to its tune'. The second part of the first verse I believe represents society's overall mob-mentality when it comes to highlighting the views and actions of those that defy expectations.

    Chorus:
    nandatmoson September 27, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI might also add "Maybe the planets are trying to become Stars..maybe we all came from Mars...possibly a question as to whether "God..Allah...whatever religion" is even real...
    didistmon November 09, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't think the chant "wadu aidu wadaidu" is wadu aidu wadaidu. i'm hearing "why do i do what i do?" which to me fits the rest of the song perfectly. he touches on various subjects in this song, and ties it all together with the chorus.
    monsturrron November 21, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIt seems like it's about those who tell their opinions, but don't stand by them because most people don't agree with them.They tell the stories to others who earnestly believe them ("Licking her chops/She looks at the lunatics/She needs another fix"). After saying 'crazy' opinions, they deny believing those things themselves and act like people who believe what they secretly still do are crazy. This is done in order to not offend others or to not appear insane themselves ("I'm only joking/I don't believe a thing I've said/What are you smoking?/I'm just f--king with your head/Only a crazy little thing i read)". There's an echoing question of "Why do I do what I do?" in the background of the song. I think it's a person who does this asking why they cover up what they truly think.
    v8pluveron December 10, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationOn the surface, the sinister, almost tribal sounding beat, combined with the vague lyrics and the line "only a crazy little thing I read", makes me think that this is a guy who knows the truth behind some mass conspiracy or secret but can't outright tell the person/people he's speaking to so he resorts to being cryptic.

    What is the secret then? Unfortunately I'm getting a lot of heterosexual undertones with the non-chorus lyrics and it makes me think that the song is merely about the differences between men and women and courting. I wish this song were about more than that old thing. Would be better if the song were about society or something spooky, but after reading and re-reading the non-chorus lyrics I really do think it's just about sex.

    "There is a song, you're trembling to its tune, at the request of the moon. Licking her chops, she looks at the lunatics. She needs another fix." A lady goes to a party/club/whatnot at night with the intention of picking up a guy. She's caught up in the MOONlight, the lunatics are men who are acting indecent and swarming her.
    "Maybe the planets are trying to become the stars and we really came from Mars. The Earth is alive and man is a parasite, and heavenly bodies make us fight." Men are from Mars (and women are from Venus, you've heard this) and apparently they're sort of like parasites during the sex act. Men and women are different so they fight. Cheesy, right?
    So the speaker then is someone who sees flirting and sex for what they are-- an ancient and primitive ritual that compels everybody to act weird without acknowledging how weird the whole thing is. The speaker too is a sexual being and asks himself, despite his self-awareness, why he does what he does ("Wadu-aidu-wadaidu").
    Kinda boring after I figured this out to be honest. Still a good song though!
    Foggypebble2on May 10, 2016   Link

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