Who Sang What a Fool Believes? The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers Minute by Minute cover art

Some other versions of "What a Fool Believes"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Alfred
writers: Kenny Loggins, Michael Mcdonald
release date: 1978-12
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Soft Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:44
producer: Ted Templeman
engineer: Donn Landee
additional engineer: Loyd Clifft
guitar: Jeff “Skunk” Baxter and Patrick Simmons
lead vocals: Michael McDonald
membranophone: John Hartman
synthesizer: Bill Payne and Michael McDonald
keyboard: Michael McDonald
vocal: Patrick Simmons
additional congas: Bobby LaKind
additional synthesizer: Bill Payne
additional: Bobby LaKind
bass guitar: Tiran Porter
He came from somewhere back in her long ago
The sentimental fool don't see
Trying hard to recreate
What had yet to be created once in her life

She musters a smile
For his nostalgic tale
Never coming near what he wanted to say
Only to realize
It never really was

She had a place in his life
He never made her think twice
As he rises to her apology
Anybody else would surely know
He's watching her go

But what a fool believes he sees
No wise man has the power to reason away
What seems to be
Is always better than nothing
And nothing at all keeps sending him

Somewhere back in her long ago
Where he can still believe there's a place in her life
Someday, somewhere, she will return

She had a place in his life
He never made her think twice
As he rises to her apology
Anybody else would surely know
He's watching her go

But what a fool believes he sees
No wise man has the power to reason away
What seems to be
Is always better than nothing
There's nothing at all
But what a fool believes he sees



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Here to Love You
  • 2 What a Fool Believes
  • 3 Minute by Minute
  • 4 Dependin' on You
  • 5 Don't Stop to Watch the Wheels
  • 6 Open Your Eyes
  • 7 Sweet Feelin'
  • 8 Steamer Lane Breakdown
  • 9 You Never Change
  • 10 How Do the Fools Survive?

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin