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Thread #125742   Message #2786564
Posted By: Little Hawk
11-Dec-09 - 09:01 PM
Thread Name: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
Subject: Lyr Add: I STARTED A JOKE (Robin Gibb)
The song in question is this one:

I Started a Joke by Robin 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'd said.

Til 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'd said.

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

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So, what's the consensus? Is this the wimpiest song ever recorded or is it a deep and meaningful comment upon life, sorrow, trials, and tragedy? What do you think?