From the album Tragicomedy

Lyrics

Are you conscious of where you've been?
What you do to make sure you win
You know you can't always have things your own way

I believed what you said was true
Now you're telling me something new
You can't play with people's hearts

When a Joke Becomes a Lie
You will hurt someone deep inside
When a Joke Becomes a Lie
Will you ever see the reasons why?

It's so easy to play it cool
Always blaming some other fool
There is plenty of guilt to go around

Many levels to what we say
And it is taken in many ways
We like to think that we're exceptions to the rule

When a Joke Becomes a Lie
You will hurt someone deep inside
When a Joke Becomes a Lie
Will you ever see the reasons why?

Does laughter have to come from someone's expense?
Creating wounds we feel that me must defend
Sticks and stones may hurt
But so do words sometimes

There's no hard feelings you're still my friend
Our relationship will never end
A sense of humor is good but just beware

Tragicomedy recorded live in San Pedro at Chuck Sands 4th of July Party 1993
written by Richard Alan "Crane" Krieger
Copyright 1983