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​All Jokes Aside

This song is by Mishka and appears on the album Talk About (2010).

<I don't wanna be the oppressor,
And I don't wanna be oppressed.
Sometimes I feel depression,
But I'm not gonna be depressed.

I'm not searchin' for utopia,
But I could live without the stress.
Still have the King in Ethiopia,
For by Ja rule we have been blessed.

All jokes aside
We've been taken for a ride.
All jokes aside
Gonna cross that great divide.

Some feel their money and possessions,
Command superior intellect.
Or that the poor can't make decisions,
Because they're lazy or inept.

These are such gross misconceptions,
That so many readily accept.
But in life you must learn many lessons,
Mostly, to love and to respect.

All jokes aside
We've been taken for a ride.
All jokes aside
Put away the foolish pride.

I didn't know how much I loved you,
Until I had left.
Society upon our shoulders,
Is causing us to drift apart.

Thought I was below or above you,
I didn't know how to close the rift.
Now that I really want to hold you,
You might cry, please don't be deaf.

I'm singing'
All jokes aside
We've been taken for a ride.
All jokes aside
Ja love forever guide.

400 years down in (eye) Egypt,
400 years down in (huh?),
400 years we sat down and waited,
By the rivers of Babylon.

Under the shade of the Almighty,
Under the wings of Ja we trust.
Giving praises day and nightly,
And thanks to the goodness of Ja love.

Oh, why e why,
Oh, why e why,
Oh why e why,
We've been taken for ride.>