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Bee Gees – I Started A Joke lyrics

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 one me.



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    bobfan54
    I see the song meaning that here's a man that doesn't fit in. When laughing, the world is crying. When crying, the world is laughing. He doesn't see why he can't fit in. He's blind. Blind to the world around him which leaves him feeling he doesn't make sense. He gives up. He dies. He does know the world will go on without him. He just wishes he understood it. This song seems to be written for the poor soul who feels that life had more to offer him. He just couldn't find it. Robin's voice in this song is amazing! Great vibrato and range! Love the song!
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    I'm not sure when robin wrote this song, but he left the group for awhile, not sure why, maybe because he didn't get the credit he deserved, he kinda was in the background along with his twin maurice because of his older brother barry, it wasn't anything barry did it was peoples attraction to barry that caused the split. So I think this song is about the split and him realizing the joke was on him cause it took all three of the brothers to be the bee gees! Just my opinion. :)
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