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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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    Eloisa Pereira da SilvaJun 2, 2013 at 10:21 pm
    I Started A Joke.
    GIBB, BARRY / GIBB, MAURICE ERNEST / GIBB, ROBIN HUGH.

    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.
    Oh no! Oh no! Oh no! Oh no! Oh no! Oh no!

    Gibb, Robin - I love yours musics. You don´t died! Eloisa Pereira the Silva.
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    UnregisteredMay 21, 2012 at 5:13 am
    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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    UnregisteredMar 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    They wrote this song in a plane when flying over berlin germany. I believe that bee gees where talking about adolf hitler and asking reflective questions about his life and what he did. Ie. Do you think he really understood what he was doing and the effect that it would have on the world? I don’t think we really understand the effects of the choices we make.
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    arlynbasilNov 18, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    I think it's about Jesus, who in the end gave His Life, for what? So the joke was on Him... still a lot of hatred, evil and violence- before, then and after,
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    HILDY2EApr 19, 2010 at 6:51 pm
    I think that the lyrics mean that whenever he wanted positive things happening he got a negative reaction then went the negative (his dying) happened, positive things occurred. Murphy's Law and the cruelties of life.

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