Sunday, June 14, 2015

I'm a Fool for You

Being your fool is
Hard work for Bob. He can't sleep.
He can't count either.

"I'm a Fool for You" is an outtake from the Basement Tapes sessions in 1967. It sounds like it could have come from the same wellspring as your typical "Blonde on Blonde" song, but who knows. The lyrics sound like they were written more as placeholders than a final version. It's too bad that this one didn't go anywhere. It sounds like it would have been a good one with the right amount of practice and polish. Its unfinished form appears on volume 11 of the Bootleg Series.

It's all right in my head, but I can't slumber
and its too high for me to count, I can't get the number
I'm a fool for you
yes I'm a fool for you
Well, you hear my celebrate, oh its story
but they're all too vain for me, all they want is glory
I'm a fool for you
I'm a fool for you
well its lonely in my days how can I believe
and its all in my heart but I just can't receive, yeah hear me now
It's crazy down in love ridin' all around
it's the rain it come down like a me it's underground
I'm a fool for you
yeah I'm a fool for you
well it's lonely in my dead but I just don't believe
andt it's to harden in my pride but I cant recieve, oh hear me now
when I come back when I don't make my return
yeah the heart shall rise, everybody shall burn
yes, I'm a fool for you
I'm a fool for you

1 comment:

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