"Taken For a Fool" as written by and Fabrizio Moretti Nick Valensi....
Sister, visit us while you still can,
Sister, don't you forget my number, on the door.
You've got something and it's so good to see,
Something wonderful that I could not be.
Everybody hanging on for their lives,
But you can't help them 'cause you don't have the time.

I know, everyone goes any damn place they like.
I hope this goes over well, on the toxic radio.
Yeah.

You get taken all the time for a fool.
I don't know why.
You're so gullible but I don't mind.
That's not the problem.
And I don't need anyone with me right now.
Monday, Tuesday is my weekend.
You get taken for a fool all the time.
I don't know why.

The ? are putting it on me
I can't let you 'cause I see what it means,
It's so early I don't want to wake up.
I wish I left you 'cause we never grew up.
Mama, it feels like just yesterday.
Mama, don't you forget my number
I don't want to be the one at the door.

I know, everyone goes any damn place they choose.
And I hope everyone well on the toxic radio.
A tourist, in the ghetto, not afraid of anything.
Except death, and anything else, that could maybe hurt the most. Yeah.

You get taken all the time for a fool.
I don't know why.
You're so gullible but I don't mind.
That's not the problem.
And I don't need anyone with me right now.
Monday, Tuesday is my weekend.
You get taken all the time for a fool.
I don't know why.
You get taken all the time for a fool.
I don't know why.
I don't know why.


Lyrics submitted by Element0, edited by brechtsky

"Taken for a Fool" as written by Julian Casablancas Fabrizio Morretti

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  • +5
    Lyric CorrectionCORRECT LYRICS:

    Sister, it feels like just yesterday
    Sister, don't you forget my number on the door
    You've got something and it's so good to see
    Something wonderful that I could not be
    Everybody hanging on for their lives
    But you can't help em cuz you don't have the time

    I know everyone goes any damn place they like
    I hope this goes over well on the toxic radio

    You get taken all the time for a fool
    I don't know why
    You're so gullible but I don't mind
    That's not the problem
    And I don't need anyone with me right now
    Monday - Tuesday is my weekend
    You get taken for a fool all the time
    Oh, I don't know why

    Bring yourself forwards quit putting it on me
    I can't help you cuz I've see what it means
    It's so early I don't want to wake up
    Oh we're so lucky cuz we never grew up

    Mama! It feels like just yesterday
    Mama don't you forget my number (I don't wanna be the one to let go)

    I know everyone goes any damn place they choose
    And I hope everyone well on the toxic radio
    A tourist in the ghetto, not afraid of anything
    Except death and anything else
    That can maybe hurt them, oh, yeah

    You get taken all the time for a fool
    I don't know why
    You're so gulliable but I don't mind
    Well, that's not the problem
    And I don't need anyone with me right now
    Monday - Tuesday is my weekend
    You get taken all the time for a fool
    I don't know why
    You get taken all the time for a fool
    I don't know why
    Well, I don't know why
    jeremygrimon April 01, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionSister, it seems like just yesterday
    Sister, don't you forget my number on the door
    You've got something and it's so good to see
    Something wonderful that I could not be
    Everybody hanging on for their lives
    But you can't help 'em 'cause you don't have the time

    I know everyone goes any damn place they like
    I hope this goes over well on the toxic radio

    You get taken all the time for a fool
    I don't know why
    You're so gullible but I don't mind
    That's not the problem
    And I don't need anyone with me right now
    Monday Tuesday is my weekend
    You get taken for a fool all the time
    Oh, I don't know why

    Blame yourself for once, quit putting it on me
    I can't help you 'cause I've see what it means
    It's so early, I don't want to wake up
    Oh, we're so lucky 'cause we never grew up

    Mama! It feels like (us/just/it was) yesterday
    Mama don't you forget my number
    (I don't wanna be the one to let go)

    I know everyone goes any damn place they choose
    And I hope everyone (will/well) on the toxic radio
    A tourist in the ghetto, not afraid of anything
    Except death and anything else
    That can maybe hurt them, oh, yeah

    You get taken all the time for a fool
    I don't know why
    You're so gullible but I don't mind
    Well, that's not the problem
    And I don't need anyone with me right now
    Monday Tuesday is my weekend
    You get taken all the time for a fool
    I don't know why
    You get taken all the time for a fool
    I don't know why
    Well, I don't know why
    nunezanitamon July 12, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionCORRECT LYRICS:

    Sister, it feels like just yesterday
    Sister, don't you forget my number on the door
    You've got something and it's so good to see
    Something wonderful that I could not be
    Everybody hanging on for their lives
    But you can't help em cuz you don't have the time

    I know everyone goes any damn place they like
    I hope this goes over well on the toxic radio

    You get taken all the time for a fool
    I don't know why
    You're so gullible but I don't mind
    That's not the problem
    And I don't need anyone with me right now
    Monday - Tuesday is my weekend
    You get taken for a fool all the time
    Oh, I don't know why

    Bring yourself forwards quit putting it on me
    I can't help you cuz I've see what it means
    It's so early I don't want to wake up
    Oh we're so lucky cuz we never grew up

    Mama! It feels like just yesterday
    Mama don't you forget my number (I don't wanna be the one to let go)

    I know everyone goes any damn place they choose
    And I hope everyone well on the toxic radio
    A tourist in the ghetto, not afraid of anything
    Except death and anything else
    That can maybe hurt them, oh, yeah

    You get taken all the time for a fool
    I don't know why
    You're so gulliable but I don't mind
    Well, that's not the problem
    And I don't need anyone with me right now
    Monday - Tuesday is my weekend
    You get taken all the time for a fool
    I don't know why
    You get taken all the time for a fool
    I don't know why
    Well, I don't know why
    jeremygrimon April 01, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOverall my favorite song from Angles. :D
    mmorales4on April 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Blame yourself for once, quit putting it on me."


    Come on people, lets get the lyrics right.
    blackmantison April 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis is what I hear...


    sister???
    I paid the ??? yesterday
    sister???
    don't you forget my number on the door
    you've got something and it's so good to see
    something wonderful that I could not be
    everybody hangin on for their lives
    but you can't help them cause you don't have the time

    I know everyone goes any damn place they like
    I hope this goes over well on the toxic radio

    you get taken all the time for a fool
    I don't know why
    you're so gullible but I don't mind
    that's not the problem
    and I don't need any more women right now
    monday tuesday is my weekend
    you get taken for a fool all the time
    I don't know why

    ???????????????
    I cant lift it cause I see what it means
    It's so early I don't want to wake up
    oh we're so lucky cause we never grow up

    mama
    It feels like just yesterday
    mama
    don't you forget my number
    I don't want to be ???

    I know everyone goes any damn place they choose
    and I hope everyone will on the toxic radio
    don't rest in the ghetto, not afraid of anything
    except that anything else that could maybe hurt them all?

    you get taken all the time for a fool
    I don't know why
    you're so gullible but i don't mind
    that's not the problem
    and I don't need any more women right now
    monday tuesday is my weekend
    you get taken for a fool all the time
    I don't know why
    you get taken for a fool all the time
    I don't know why
    I don't know why


    qeskimoon March 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy guesses, built off of what geskimo had:

    Sister
    I paid the tax yesterday
    Sister
    Don't you forget my number on the door
    You've got something and it's so good to see
    Something wonderful that I could not be
    Everybody hangin' on for their lives
    But you can't help them 'cause you don't have the time

    I know everyone goes any damn place they like
    I hope this goes over well on the toxic radio

    You get taken all the time for a fool
    I don't know why
    You're so gullible but I don't mind
    That's not the problem
    And I don't need any more women right now
    Monday, Tuesday is my weekend
    You get taken for a fool all the time
    I don't know why

    But do look forwards, quiet putting on me
    I can't lift it cause I see what it means
    It's so early I don't want to wake up
    Oh, we're so lucky cause we never grow up

    Mama
    It feels like just yesterday
    Mama
    Don't you forget my number
    I don't want to be the one in the coat

    I know everyone goes any damn place they choose
    And I hope everyone will on the toxic radio
    Don't rest in the ghetto, not afraid of anything
    Except that anything else that could maybe hurt them all?

    You get taken all the time for a fool
    I don't know why
    You're so gullible but i don't mind
    that's not the problem
    and I don't need any more women right now
    Monday tuesday is my weekend
    You get taken for a fool all the time
    I don't know why
    You get taken for a fool all the time
    I don't know why
    I don't know why
    AndrewIndieon March 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthere is my go at it.

    Sister, visited us yesterday,
    Sister, don't you forget my number, on the door.
    You've got something and it's so good to see,
    Something wonderful that I could not be.
    Everybody hanging on for their lives,
    But you can't help them 'cos you don't have the time.

    I know, everyone goes any damn place they like.
    I hope this goes over well, on the toxic radio. Yeah.

    You get taken all the time for a fool.
    I don't know why.
    You're so gullible but I don't mind.
    That's not the problem.
    And I don't need anyone with me right now.
    Monday, Tuesday is my weekend.
    You get taken for a fool all the time.
    I don't know why.

    ?
    I can't let you do those things when it means,
    It's so early I don't want to wake up.
    oh we're so lucky 'cos we never grew up.


    Mama, it feels like just yesterday.
    Mama, don't you forget my number
    I don't want to be the one at the door.

    I know, everyone goes any damn place they choose.
    And I hope everyone well on the toxic radio.
    A tourist, in the ghetto, not afraid of anything.
    Except that, on anything else, that could maybe hurt the most. Yeah.

    You get taken all the time for a fool.
    I don't know why.
    You're so gullible but I don't mind.
    That's not the problem.
    And I don't need anyone with me right now.
    Monday, Tuesday is my weekend.
    You get taken all the time for a fool.
    I don't know why.
    You get taken all the time for a fool.
    I don't know why.
    I don't know why.
    carlvskansason March 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correctioncouple changes to carlvskansas version noted with ***

    I hear him say "The Sister" at the first line...

    The ??? line is:
    bring yourself forwards quit putting it on me
    i can't help you cuz i see what it means


    you can hear him say it pretty clearly live but a lot of the lyrics are different
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    ~~~

    The Sister, visited us yesterday,
    Sister, don't you forget my number, on the door.
    You've got something and it's so good to see,
    Something wonderful that I could not be.
    Everybody hanging on for their lives,
    But you can't help them 'cos you don't have the time.

    I know, everyone goes any damn place they like.
    I hope this goes over well, on the toxic radio. Yeah.

    You get taken all the time for a fool.
    I don't know why.
    You're so gullible but I don't mind.
    That's not the problem.
    And I don't need anyone with me right now.
    Monday, Tuesday is my weekend.
    You get taken for a fool all the time.
    I don't know why.

    Bring yourself forwards quit putting it on me
    I can't help you cuz I see what it means,
    It's so early I don't want to wake up.
    oh we're so lucky 'cos we never grew up.


    Mama, it feels like just yesterday.
    Mama, don't you forget my number
    I don't want to be the one to let go.

    I know, everyone goes any damn place they choose.
    And I hope everyone will on the toxic radio.
    A tourist, in the ghetto, not afraid of anything.
    Except death, and anything else, that could maybe hurt them ohhh, yeah.

    You get taken all the time for a fool.
    I don't know why.
    You're so gullible but I don't mind.
    That's not the problem.
    And I don't need anyone with me right now.
    Monday, Tuesday is my weekend.
    You get taken all the time for a fool.
    I don't know why.
    You get taken all the time for a fool.
    I don't know why.
    I don't know why.
    frotton March 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionHands down my favorite song from Angles. Besides Undercover of Darkness this is the only song that actually shows off Julian's voice the way the other albums did. The chorus is also really catchy (compared to the rest of the album's choruses.)
    Xamtoson March 24, 2011   Link

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