"Fooled Around And Fell In Love" as written by and Elvin Bishop....
I must have been through about a million girls
I'd love 'em then I'd leave 'em alone
I didn't care how much they cried, no sir
Their tears left me cold as a stone

But then I fooled around and fell in love
I fooled around and fell in love, yes I did
I fooled around and fell in love
I fooled around and fell in love

It used to be when I'd see a girl that I liked
I'd get out my book and write down her name
Ah, but when the, the grass got a little greener over on the other side
I'd just tear out that page

I fooled around and fell in love
I fooled around and fell in love, since I met you baby
I fooled around and fell in love
I fooled around and fell in love

Free, on my own is the way I used to be
Ah, but since I met you baby, love's got a hold on me
It's got a hold on me now
I can't let go of you baby

I fooled around and fell in love
I fooled around and fell in love, oh yes I did
I fooled around, fooled around, fooled around, fooled around,
Fooled around, fooled around, fell in love
Fooled around, fooled around, fooled around, fooled around,
Fooled around, fooled around, fell in love
I fooled around, fell in love
I fell in love, I fell in love, yes I did


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"Fooled Around and Fell in Love" as written by Elvin Bishop

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    General CommentYes, nagromnai, Mickey Thomas is the singer of this song. This song is from 1976, three years before Thomas joined Jefferson Starship.
    richieon December 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat happened to this verse?

    It used to be when I'd see a girl that I liked
    I'd get out my book and write down her name
    But when the grass got a little greener over on the other side
    I'd just tear out that page
    thegitsfanon August 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about the rock star life of having sex with groupies on a tour, then leaving the women behind as they go on to the next stop on the tour in another town. The musicians don't really love them, they just fulfill their deed on the lonely road with a few women and then they're gone.

    But, in this case it looks like he happens to fall in love with one of the women. He just can't seem to shake her from his mind.

    This song is actually not sung by Elvin Bishop, even though it's his band. He plays the lead guitar while Mickey Thomas of Jefferson Starship sings the vocals.
    richieon April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really like this song i cant remember which rob zombie movie it was in but its pretty cool.
    breathofthegirlon October 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey Richie, is that right about the vocals? I never realised
    nagromnaion December 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a cliche, but this song always sounded to me like it's about heroin addiction. Not just because of the whacked-out, flanger-dripping sound. He was with many girls and didn't love any of them, but then he found heroin which he loves more than any woman. In rock music, love for a girl is often a metaphor for addiction to hard drugs. You hear it all through Led Zeppelin, for instance: "I can't quit you, but I'm going to have to put you down for a while." I think it's true here as well.

    The life of a rock musician or bluesman is a self-destructive one. A friend was a bluesman in Texas. He died alone in a hotel room at 34 years of age.
    BloodReignon May 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow that's cool that MT sings lead vocals. Didn't even realize
    convinceon April 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor in order this to make sense to my life, it would be "I must been around a million people, I'd lie to them n' leave em' alone, but then I fooled around n' fell in love." good song by the way. sad. :(
    dark_eyez_666on January 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThese lyrics are so dumb. So what happened exactly? Why did he fall in love? What was she like? Nada. Just the title repeated ad nauseum.
    Zorro3on August 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a classic song. There is nothing to explain, he fools around and then falls in love. LOVE. How can you put true love in to words, it's so powerful, so he sings ...and I fell in love. Nothing more to say. The background music and and the whole vibe of the song is a description of love. Righteous/religious, mysterious, sad, passionate, deep. It's hard to put love in to words. That's what I love about this song. It's like he is saying, I fell in love man, what more can I say. Unless you have fallen deeply in love you just won't really get it.
    Heybabe7on September 15, 2014   Link

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