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I Was Only Joking

Song by Rod Stewart
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Song Lyrics

(R. Stewart / G. Grainger)

Ever since I was a kid at school

I messed around with all the rules

Apologised then realised

I`m not different after all

Me and the boys thought we had it sussed

Valentinos all of us

My dad said we looked ridiculous

But boy we broke some hearts

In and out of jobs, running free

Waging war with society

Dumb blank faces stare back at me

But nothing ever changed

Promises made in the heat of the night

Creeping home before it got too light

I wasted all that precious time

and blamed it on the wine

Chorus:

I was only joking my dear

Looking for a way to hide my fear

What kind of fool was I

I could never win

Never found a compromise

Collected lovers like butterflies

Illusions of that grand first prize

are slowly wearing thin

Susy baby you were good to me

Giving love unselfishly

But you took it all too seriously

I guess it had to end

(Chorus)

Now you ask me if I`m sincere

That`s the question that I always fear

Verse seven is never clear

But I`ll tell you what you want to hear

I try to give you all you want

But giving love is not my strongest point

If that`s the case it`s pointless going on

I`d rather be alone

`Cause what I`m doing must be wrong

Pouring my heart out in a song

Owning up for posterity

For the whole damn world to see

Quietly now while I turn a page

Act one is over without costume change

The principal would like to leave the stage

The crowd don`t understand

Soundtrack Credits

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Alternative Versions

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Release History

Disc Track Album Year
1 8 Foot Loose And Fancy Free Studio Album 1977
1 11 Some Guys Have All The Luck Compilation 2009
1 2 Hot Legs Single 1978
1 10 Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Compilation 1979
1 13 The Story So Far: The Very Best Of Rod Stewart Compilation 2003
1 10 Greatest Hits Compilation 2007
1 44 Storyteller - The Complete Anthology: 1964 - 1990 Compilation 1989
1 11 Some Guys Have All The Luck Compilation 2008
1 11 The Definitive Compilation 2008
1 8 The Album / Foot Loose & Fancy Free Unofficial 1999
1 8 Foot Loose & Fancy Free Studio Album 1988
1 15 As Time Goes By... The Great American Songbook, Volume II Compilation
1 5 The Best of Rod Stewart Compilation 2006
1 10 Storyteller Compilation 1989
1 9 Best Ballads Compilation
1 4 Golden Ballads Compilation 1995
1 10 Greatest Hits Compilation
1 17 Encore: The Very Best, Volume 2 Compilation 2003
1 11 The Definitive Rod Stewart Compilation 2008
1 2 Hot Legs / I Was Only Joking Single 1978
1 24 The Story So Far 2004

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Rod Stewart
  • Paul Stanley and Erin Sutton w/ Rod Stewart
  • Britt Ekland and Rod Stewart
  • Rod Stewart - Rewia Magazine Pictorial [Poland] (2 October 2019)
  • Rod Stewart - Rewia Magazine Pictorial [Poland] (2 October 2019)
  • Rod Stewart - Gala Magazine Pictorial [Poland] (7 October 2019)
  • Rod Stewart - Gala Magazine Pictorial [Poland] (7 October 2019)

Sir Roderick David Stewart CBE (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists ... View All »
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I Was Only Joking - Foot Loose And Fancy Free
Track Song Title Duration
1 Hot Legs 3:18
2 You're Insane 4:52
3 You're In My Heart 4:43
4 Born Loose 6:03
5 You Keep Me Hangin' On 6:35
6 (if Loving You is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right 5:24
7 You Really Got A Nerve 4:48
8 I Was Only Joking 6:04
Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Sir Roderick David Stewart CBE (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. Stewart is ... View All »

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