The Joke (lagu lama)

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, a left on the street
I know they won’t find me here
I found out how to make Mama proud
Be real quiet, don’t talk too loud
I try, try to disappear

My life is for the taking
Breakdown 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
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 them so much gonna love them to death
Tonight… see the world through my eyes

My life is for the taking
Breakdown 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


The Joke is on You
The Joke is on You
The Joke is on You
The Joke is on You

[Lifehouse – The Joke]

Ini sebenarnya lagu lama… Seperti yang pernah gw bilang dulu, sangat penting untuk penikmat seni untuk mencari makna sebuah karya seni dari sudut pandangnya sendiri. Namun, lirik lagu ini sungguh sulit dipahami. Bertahun-tahun, yang gw pahami hanya dari bagian “I try, try to disappear” dan “I’m ending all this pain” yang menyatakan bunuh diri. Bertahun-tahun mencoba memahami sendiri maknanya, tidak dapat juga.

Baru akhirnya beberapa hari yang lalu memutuskan untuk mencari tahu makna asli menurut penulisnya, Jason Wade (vokalis Lifehouse). Ternyata oh ternyata,

Wade explores more diverse songwriting topics this time around, putting himself into other characters in songs like “The Joke,” with its syncopated world beat, inspired by a newspaper article detailing the story of a British boy who hung himself after being bullied by schoolmates. Jason puts himself into the subject’s shoes, with lyrics that could be right out of a suicide note: “When you find me in the morning, hanging on a warning.”

Jadi lagu ini adalah tentang seorang anak yang bunuh diri karena bullying! Makna yang sungguh dalam. Bullying yang dilakukan seorang anak kecil, menyebabkan korban bullying, yang juga masih anak kecil, sampai bunuh diri. Sebegitu besarnya dampak bullying. Mari hentikan bullying!

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