I Started A Joke lyrics

I started a joke,
which started the whole world crying,
but I didn't see, oh no,
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 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 one me, oh no,
that the joke was one me, oh, no, no, no.

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