New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Did you ever take a moment just to stop and look around and found
You might have missed a meeting or two?
All the smiling faces of the strangers that surround me
And I start to think I don't have a clue
Is it ignorance or bliss that fuels the never-ending happiness
That I've always seemed to elude?
Is it them? Is it me? Yank the starter on the litany
And try to keep from coming unglued
'Cause it looks like the joke's on me
'Cause I'm the only one that isn't really having fun
It looks like the joke's on me
It's only just begun
Fade in, waiting on...
A massive mug of coffee
That I'm hoping will arouse me
From a zombie like state I've accrued
It's another somber morning
Masturbate and greet the dawn in
As I'm yawning through the self abuse
Pick a suit that isn't stained
Floor it down the freeway
I MUST NOT BE LATE
'Cause the boss is out of Vicodin
And now real pain begins
So why he's laughing?
'Cause it looks like the joke's on me
'Cause I'm the only one that isn't really having fun
It looks like the joke's on me
I signed the dotted line
To be the perfect punch line
And nobody told me
That I'd be the folly
'Cause it looks like the jokes on me
The agony of defeat
With a catchy melody
Standing dead on my feet
Maybe someone should bury me
A natural born loser
Smothered in humor
It looks like the joke's on me
Stumbling down the road of life
Ignoring all the good advice
I never had the sense to use
But we've all got a path to choose
And stupid is as stupid do's
Maybe I was born to amuse
It looks like the joke's on me
'Cause I'm the only one that isn't really having fun
It looks like the joke's on me
Forget humility and I'll provide the comedy
It looks like the joke's on me
You check my spine you'll find a burden and a kick me sign
It looks like the joke's on me
I'm just a bland mime yanking on a fake line
I'll keep on pulling
But who am I fooling?
'Cause it looks like the joke's on me



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/jordan_zevon/the_jokes_on_me.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Unregistered
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      Explain

      Write an explanation

      Your explanation
      Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
      10 words
      Good
      Cool
      Awesome!
      Explanation guidelines:
      • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
      • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
      • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
      Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
      ×