Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) Song Lyrics



publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Tommy Shaw
album: Track 2 in album The Grand Illusion
release date: 1977-7
popularity : 82 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

Cover Art

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


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