Who Sang The Fool? Bobby Bare

Release information
Writer(s): Lee Hazlewood
Release Date: 1970
length: 2:24
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Lyrics
I was born and raised
As an eastern girl in a western world
I was told to choose
To choose to be what I chose to be
Speaking impartially
There doesn't seem to be a place for me
But when I look inside I find
A place to run to hide

I was born to love
A distant land and a rising sun
I was born to love this
Green and pleasant land
Which way should I turn?
'cause I seem to fall towards burning
But when I look inside I find the place
To cry, to fly, to die

You and I, born as fools now
You and I think, think we rule now

Now I see the world
As an ancient place as a smiling face
I can choose to be
What I want to be if I choose to be
Speaking impartially
If the smile grows cold without me
I know a secret place to cry, to fly, to try

You know I'm burning in a flame now
Now I see the world
As an ancient place as a smiling face
Now I see the world
As a place where I can run to hide to
Which way should I turn?
'cause I seem to fall towards burning
But when I look inside I find the place
To try, to hide, to fly

You and I, born as fools now
You and I think, think we rule now

You and I, born as fools now
You and I think, think we rule now

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 How I Got To Memphis
  • 2 I'm Her Hoss If I Never Win A Race
  • 3 Mrs. Jones, Your Daughter Cried All Night
  • 4 The Fool
  • 5 It's Freezing In El Paso
  • 6 Come Sundown
  • 7 Woman, You Have Been A Friend To Me
  • 8 Don't It Make You Want To Go Home
  • 9 I Took A Memory To Lunch
  • 10 Leaving On A Jet Plane
  • 11 Mary Ann Regrets

  • Release information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl