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Thread #125742   Message #2794391
Posted By: Genie
22-Dec-09 - 01:11 PM
Thread Name: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
Before I read Mary Lee Foote's analysis of the song "I Started A Joke," I'll share my sort of knee-jerk reactive analysis of the song. (And I was never aware, till you posted it, Hawk, that it was Robin Gibb who wrote and sang it.)
The song always struck me as symptomatic of paranoid schizophrenia: delusions of persecution and grandeur.   When I joke, people cry. When I cry, people laugh. And my death brings everyone else to life.   Not only does nobody understand or appreciate me, but the whole world revolves around me.

To me, that's not wimpy, that's just paranoid delusional. : )