Somebody Played a Joke on Me

from by Eytan Mirsky

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Something on the soul side, with a little bit of that Southside Johnny horn sound

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Somebody Played a Joke on Me

I was meant to be tall and good-looking.
I’m just an average guy.
I was meant to have a way with the ladies,
Not just a way to make them say goodbye.

Looks like somebody played a joke on me.
Looks like somebody played a joke on me.
This is not the way my life was meant to be;
Somebody played a joke on me.

I was meant to be rolling in money,
But it keeps rolling away.
I was meant to have a life full of leisure.
I don’t know why I gotta work all day.

Looks like somebody played a joke on me.
Looks like somebody played a joke on me.
This is not the way my life was meant to be;
Somebody played a joke on me.

On the day that I was born the angels got together
And decided they could use a laugh or two.
They took away the perfect life that I was meant to lead
And made me live the way that I do.

I was meant to do things great and mighty.
I’m doing laundry instead.
I was meant to leave something behind me,
But now I find it hard to leave my bed.

Looks like somebody played a joke on me.
Looks like somebody played a joke on me.
This is not the way my life was meant to be;
Somebody played a joke on me.

credits

from Funny Money, released February 5, 2016
Eytan Mirsky - lead vocals, background vocals
Mike Lewis - trumpet
Michael Weisberger - saxophones
Jon Gordon - everything else (including "gang vocals")

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Eytan Mirsky New York, New York

New York City-based singer/songwriter best known for the songs he contributed to the indie films "Happiness," "American Splendor" and "The Tao of Steve"

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