Beyond A Joke lyrics

Pre>d g
Its gone beyond a joke, its gone beyond a laughing matter
D g
We had a flag out in the wind, now its reduced to just a tatter
C c c
I get the feeling its all getting out of control
C d g c
I want to be back where we can feel with our real senses ooooh
C d g c
I want to be back where we had every day defences

Chorus
C d c
What did we have? ooooh what did we do?
C d c
What kind of love could not pull us through?
G d a
It was another kind of world and nobody spoke, it was...

Getting beyond a joke, getting beyond a laughing matter, matter, matter
I walked out onto the street, the buildings, the people
Were reduced to tatters, tatters, tatters
Its almost like I am being crushed from inside
I want to touch your hand but it feels a skeletons grasp ooooh
I want to be in command but Im just a speck in a swell in a rasp

What did we have? ooooh what did we do?
What kind of love could not pull us through?
It was another kind of time and nobody spoke, it was

Verse
Getting beyond a joke, it was getting beyond a joke,
It was getting beyond a joke

Instrumental completes verse and chorus

Verse
Its getting beyond a joke, its getting way beyond a laughing matter (x3)
Hands slip, feet trip, lips twist in a grimace every sounds a clatter (x3)
Paper and sky are torn in a terrible way
Everythings been reborn into a world that isnt quite dying
All of the clothes weve worn are too soaking wet to be dry in

Chorus 2
What did we have? ooooh what did we do?
What kind of love could not pull us through?
It was another kind of time and nobody spoke, it was...

Verse
Getting beyond a joke, it was getting beyond a joke, (repeat and fade)
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Submitted by Guest

What do you think is the meaning of Beyond A Joke by Graham Parker?