The Joke

Album: Who We Are (2007)
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  • When you find me in the morning
    Hanging on a warning (Oh)
    The Joke is on you
    You said you were pretending
    Here's to unhappy endings (Oh)
    The Joke is on you

    To make sure yesterday doesn't repeat
    I took a shortcut home
    I left on the street I know
    That they won't find me here
    I found out how to make momma proud
    Be real quiet, don't talk too loud
    I try, I try to disappear

    My life is for the taking
    Break down is awaking me
    I'm ending all this pain
    When you find me in the morning
    Hanging on a warning (Oh)
    The Joke is on you
    You said you were pretending
    Here's to unhappy endings (Oh)
    The Joke is on you

    This is my last day
    Should have been my first kiss
    I think to myself will I ever be missed?
    I hope
    Or maybe I don't care
    I wear my team around my neck
    I love 'em much
    Gonna love 'em to death tonight
    And see the world through my eyes

    My life is for the taking
    Break down is erasing me
    I'm ending all this pain
    When you find me in the morning
    Hanging on a warning (Oh)
    The Joke is on you

    My great escape
    Is my biggest mistake
    I think you better turn around
    Don't throw it away
    Today, today

    When you find me in the morning
    Hanging on a warning (Oh)
    The Joke is on you
    You said you were pretending
    Here's to unhappy endings (Oh)
    The Joke is on you [Repeat: x5] Writer/s: JASON MICHAEL WADE, JUDE ANTHONY COLE, RICK JR WOOLSTENHULME
    Publisher: Wixen Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Hannah from Fargo, NdThis song is so sad, but really good!
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