"I Started A Joke" as written by and Barry Alan/gibb Gibb....
I started a joke which started the whole world crying
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 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

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


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

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    General CommentI think it's about a guy that created a facade, pretending to be stoic and cold hearted. So he hurt everyone around, but the one really suffering was him.
    But he can't start expressing his feelings again, 'cause if he breakdown the whole thing will crumble, and they'll call him weak and laugh at him.
    So he goes on pretending, feeling awful inside, thinking about it over and over.
    The part of he dying can have, for me, two meanings.
    1) He decides to change and finally start living.
    2) He goes away from his friends/family, 'cause the only thing he is doing is hurting them.

    Just guessing, of course.
    JYueon July 01, 2006   Link

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