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A Joke


A Joke - looks at the almost Truman Show-like view of the whole of humanity as a cosmic experiment. Also the theme in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, that the Earth is just a giant organic computer experiment being run by inter-dimensional beings (mice) to find the secret of life.

The song also had a strong influence from Timothy Leary's book The Intelligence Agents where we are basically at the mercy of DNA's climb from the swampy slimes, up through us to a destiny far ahead in the stars.

But right now we are all caught up with work, religion and food, and face the sad potential of our own boring demise.

 
 

A Joke

A joke, a joke, it's got to be a joke.
One day they'll lift off the lid
Look down and say "Hey listen kid
You've been fooled for a million years,
So have a laugh before you cry the tears."

A joke, a joke, it's all a silly joke.
It started as a game you see
For DNA and you and me
To build a spiral staircase to the stars
But now we've all forgotten who we are (who are we?).

I can't see you smiling any more
It seems like the joke has become a bore.

Lead nylon guitar.

A joke, a joke, it's got to be a joke.
Running round like bumbling b's
With bloody hands grubby knees
Calling to the Gods to save our Souls
Then hurry home the roast is going cold.

I can't see you smiling any more
It seems like the joke has become a bore.


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1983
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus

 
 

Credits:
- Jay... Nylon acoustic guitar, Lead Vocal, Backing Vocals, DMX drum programming, Casio MT-30 keyboard and real upright acoustic Piano.
- Paul Dengate... Nylon lead guitar

Notes:
- There is no Bass in this track which again shows the incomplete nature of these demo tracks.

- The Casio on any track means it was played real time (live) and no sequencer using many many takes.

- Paul's tasteful solo lifting the track and giving it a romantic thoughtful break in the middle.

 
 
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