"I Started A Joke" as written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Ernest Gibb and Robin Hugh Gibb....
But I didn't see that the joke was on me.
Oh, no, I started to cry.
Which started the whole world laughing.
Oh, if I'd only seen that the joke was on me.

I looked at the skies.
Running my hands over my eyes.
And I fell out of bed.
Hurting my heads from things that I said.

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

I looked at the skies.
Running my hands over my eyes.
And I fell out of bed.
Hurting my head from things that I said.

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

Oh, no, that the joke was on me.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh


Lyrics submitted by BKirbs34, edited by v8pluver

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

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    General CommentI think the song could be about a person who made a rude joke that upset a lot of people. Pretty much everyone turned against this person causing them to be upset/be miserable/cry. That made people laugh to see things turn around after that person said such a hurtful thing.

    I also read on the Bee Gees page for this song that it could be about Hitler which makes a lot of sense.
    dodgethebulleton August 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDidn't the bee gees originally do this song? Does anyone know?
    nietzsche_66on May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah the wallflowers just redid it for the movie soundtrack of zoolander
    lotamilkaon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit struck me after many years that this could be a song that jesus sung in his grief. what do you think?
    Soloon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dislike this version, it does not pass the same vibe as the Bee Gees (original version) or Faith no More (cover).
    kapinnnon July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits not a bad version.. maybe coz its the only version ive heard so far..
    dopeydopeon March 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is a great version, much sadder then the others..
    the unledon June 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have never heard the orginal, but i like this version, so if the orginal is better, it must be great.
    J0K3Ron July 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea i have never heard the original either but this is beautiful and sad at the same time
    sballchick2on August 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyea i have never heard the original either but this is beautiful and sad at the same time
    sballchick2on August 01, 2007   Link

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