Styx - Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) Lyrics

Styx The Grand Illusion cover art
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You see the world through your cynical eyes
You're a troubled young man I can tell
You've got it all in the palm of your hand
But your hand's wet with sweat and your head needs a rest

And you're fooling yourself if you don't believe it
You're kidding yourself if you don't believe it
How can you be such an angry young man
When your future looks quite bright to me
How can there be such a sinister plan
That could hide such a lamb, such a caring young man

You're fooling yourself if you don't believe it
You're kidding yourself if you don't believe it
Get up, get back on your feet
You're the one they can't beat and you know it
Come on, let's see what you've got
Just take your best shot and don't blow it

You're fooling yourself if you don't believe it
You're killing yourself if you don't believe it
Get up, get back on your feet
You're the one they can't beat and you know it
Come on, let's see what you've got
Just take your best shot and don't blow it
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Grand Illusion
  • 2 Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
  • 3 Superstars
  • 4 Come Sail Away
  • 5 Miss America
  • 6 Man in the Wilderness
  • 7 Castle Walls
  • 8 The Grand Finale


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Tommy Shaw
    album: Track 2 in album The Grand Illusion
    release date: 1977-7
    popularity : 107 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Rock & Roll/Prog Rock/Symphonic Rock
    length: 5:31
    remixer: Rob Kingsland, Styx and Barry Mraz
    producer: Styx
    lead vocals: Tommy Shaw
    vocal: Chuck Panozzo, James Young, Dennis DeYoung and John Panozzo
    engineer: Barry Mraz and Rob Kingsland
    guitars: James Young
    percussion & drums: John Panozzo
    acoustic guitar & electric guitar: Tommy Shaw
    bass guitar: Chuck Panozzo
    assistant producer: Barry Mraz
    keyboard & synthesizer: Dennis DeYoung
    composer: Tommy Shaw
    lyricist: Tommy Shaw
    Album Information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin