You said the world was magic, I was wide eyed and laughin'
We were dancin' up to the bright side
Forget about your ego forget about your pride
And you will never have to compromise

You were only jokin'
You were only jokin' brother

We talked about our mothers kissed the wounds of our fathers
I could have been your sister, I would have been your brother
You kissed me like I was a soldier headed for a war
I'm a dyin' man but I don't know what for

And you were only jokin'
You were only jokin', brother
And you were only jokin'
You were only jokin', brother

Gravel and glass on the bottom of my feet
I bruised my heels on the swollen street
We were girls in bars, boys on the town
Bumpin' like a pinball off a careless crowd

You said, "Good friends are hard to come by"
I laughed and bought you a beer, it's too corny to cry
Well, sentiments given or sentiments lost
You shook it off with a smirk and a toss

And you were only jokin'
You were only jokin', brother
And you were only jokin'
You were only jokin', brother

You were only jokin'
You were only jokin', brother
Well, you kissed me like a soldier heading for a war
I'm a dyin' man

You were only jokin'
You were only jokin', brother
You were only, you were only
And you were only jokin', brother

Sha la, sha la, sha la
Sha la, sha la, sha la
Sha la, sha la, oh brother
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Joking (Live) Lyrics

Indigo Girls – Joking (Live) Lyrics