Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Joke Is On Me

THE JOKE IS ON ME - Written by Carroll Bryant


All through my life you know that I should have seen 
The pattern of my map that always ran consistently 
Never a change no matter how good it seems 
I have to figure out how to shut off these crazy dreams 

And if I should ever touch the sun
I'll cry myself a tear for the way that I made it 
But if I should ever find out that I can have none 
I'll cry myself a river for the way that I faded out

They say the best things in life are free 
But that is just a poor mans joke, I know
Because the joke is on me 

Which way to turn as to win or to lose?
But my life will be so empty regardless of what I choose
My luck isn't changing with no prospects in my sights 
The things I thought would lift me up brought me down into the night 

If I should ever fly through the sky 
I'll cry myself a tear for the loneliest flight 
But if I should ever quit long before I die 
I'll cry myself a river for the way I never tried 

They say that life is in the song that you sing
But that is just a musical joke, I know
Because the joke is on me 

All I ever do these days is pick myself back off the ground
I turn around and sure enough the world is upside down
Before I can even recover the wind swirls me around 
And I just fall back down again
I know that I cannot win 

Watching in the mirror as my soul turns into dust 

If I should ever find a way to reach the top 
I'll cry myself a tear for all the time that had unfolded 
But if I should ever decide to come to a complete stop
I'll cry myself a river for a story that concluded 

They talk about what joy life can be 
But that is just another joke, I know
Because the joke is on me 





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