"Foolish Heart" as written by and John Harold Pennell....
I think I'll take my foolish heart, my friend, and head right for the door.
There'll be a better world waitin' if I do.
'Cause I know I've been down this road a time or two before,
The only time I let my heart turn to you.

Now, I won't be blue with dreams that won't come true.
I'll take my heart, and head right for the door.

Still somethin' deep inside keeps tellin' me to make the sacrifice,
And askin' me to walk the extra mile.
I've walked it now to many times with freedom for the price.
Too many times to fight back tears behind my smiles.

Now, I won't be blue with dreams that won't come true.
I'll take my heart, and head right for the door.

I know I must seem quite unkind to wander off tonight
And leave the moon up above to hold your gaze.
It's only that my foolish heart is bound with foolish pride.
Maybe some day I'll see the sunshine upon your face.

Now I won't be blue with dreams that won't come true.
I'll take my heart, and head right for the door.

I'll take my heart, and head right for the door


Lyrics submitted by TheDirge

"Foolish Heart" as written by Victor Young Ned Washington

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    General CommentThis song's about a girl whose heart wants to fall in love for a no-good man - a man she's had a history with before. Perhaps he was uncaring, abusive or unfaithful. Whatever the reason, she knows in her head he is bad news. But her heart, being foolish and refusing to yield to her mind's logic, continues to pull at her.

    It isn't an easy decision, as she's obviously attracted to him. Yet this time she is determined to leave. She's been burned one-to-many times by this guy.

    BTW - I absolutely *love* Allison Krauss' voice! And, especially, in the opening to this song. She's so musical in so many ways .. tone, emotion, phrasing, tempo - she's got it all and uses it to really communicate the emotion of a song :-)
    tsreybon November 15, 2010   Link

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