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I Started a Joke

Posted by shanoah on July 2, 2009

What’s this I see? It’s Sean! I guess both of us were in a funk, just for different definitions of funk… 🙂

Though I’ll admit doing the blog solo for a bit was interesting, it’s more fun when we’re b0th here to bounce things off of each other. Even if it is more challenging.

Note to self: Sean apparently summoned by playing disco. Must experiment more with this in the future.

So, what to play after the Ramones…

Well, I was already thinking about playing this song sometime soon. It’s Robin Gibbs singing with the rest of the Bee Gees backing him.

This is one of these videos that is absolutely perfect in black and white. Color would have totally detracted from it. Robin’s voice is amazing here, the lyrics are interesting, and it all just comes together really well.

The song is I Started a Joke. As you can tell, it’s very up to interpretation, which is another part of why I like it. Besides, it’s a beautiful song, with a great delivery.

And I feel like posting the lyrics wholesale in this case:

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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