"Fool" as written by Shakira Mebarak and Brendan Buckley....
Tell me lies
Slap me on the face
Just to improvise
Do something really clever
That'll make me hate your name forever

You might swear
You'd never touch a lady
Well, let me say
You're not too far from maybe
Every day you find
New ways to hurt me

But I can't help it
If I'm just a fool
Always having my heart
Set on you
'Til the time
You start changing
The rules
I'll keep chasing
The soles of your shoes

Fool

God resigned from
Hearing my old story
Every night I'm paying
Hell for glory
I'm embarrassed but
I'm much more sorry

All this pain begins
To feel like pleasure
With my tears
You'd make a sea of desert
Salt my wounds
And I'll keep
Saying thank you

But I can't help it
If I'm just a fool
Always having my heart
Set on you
'Til the time
You start changing
The rules
I'll keep chasing
The soles of your shoes

Fool

But I can't help it
If I'm just a fool
Always having my heart
Set on you
'Til the time
You start changing
The rules
I'll keep chasing
The soles of your shoes

Fool
I can't help it baby
Fool
I can't help it baby
Fool
I can't help it baby
Fool
I can't help it baby, baby

Fool
I'm a fool
I'm a fool


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"Fool" as written by Craig N Parks Cecile N Charlton

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC., NW ROYALTY CONSULTING, LLC.

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  • +2
    My OpinionI love this song...it is the epitamy of how women feel when they fall for a guy...the obsession that comsumes us...wanting to give our all...always going faster than the guy...we are masocist with the obsession of wanting him to want us completely. The song has everything to do with psychological abuse men are so good at. If you break it down this is my opinion of the song:

    Tell me lies, slap me on the face, just improvise
    do something really clever that'll make me hate your name forever

    (She wants him to find a way for her to let go of him...in her mind he is too perfect)

    You might swear you'd never touch a lady
    well, let me say you're not too far from maybe
    every day you find new ways to hurt me

    (This is where the psychological abuse is implied...guys find so many ways to hurt us without it being physical...forgetting important things, ignoring us...etc.)

    But I can't help it if I'm just a fool always having my heart set on you
    'til the time you start changing the rules
    I'll keep chasing the soles of your shoes

    (And just like us we take it because the love of this man is more important)

    Got resigned from hearing my own story every night I'm paying hell for glory
    I'm embarrassed but I'm much more sorry

    (And she knows that she made her bed and she has to lay in it...because he is what she wants. Inward she is ashamed of how she acts...but she will keep doing it to herself)

    All this pain begins to feel like pleasure
    with more tears you'd make a seaof desert
    salt my wounds and i'll keep saying thank you

    (Women start too feel like it's normal to be with an emotionally challenged man...and they start feeling like the abuse is normal)

    That is just how I see it...
    litttlebit1212on September 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG TOO. IT REMIND ME SO MUCH OF MY EX BOYFRIEND. IT HAS THE NAME RICARDO ALL OVER AND IN BETWEEN THE LINES. BUT THE REASON I LOVE THIS SONG IS THAT WHEN I WAS FEELING JUST LIKE THE SONG, I WAS TERRIBLY DEPRESSED AND CONFUSED. BUT NOW I CAN LOOK AT IT AND SMILE AS MEMMORIES FLOOD BACK, AND REMEBER ALL THE LESSONS I LEARNED FROM THAT TIME IN MY LIFE. AND THE ONE AND ONLY REASON I CAN SMILE IS BECAUSE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE BOYFRIEND HELPED ME TO GET THROUGH IT. THANX BABE, I LOVE YOU. AND FOR ALL THOSE GIRLS WHO ARE GOING THROUGH THIS RIGHT NOW, DONT LOSE HOPE OR FAITH OR DO ANYTHING TO HURT YOURSELF, THIS IS JUST A MILESTONE IN YOUR LIFE AND TRUST ME YOU WILL GET THROUGH IT. LOVES YA
    Tracyon March 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a "I'm being abused but I love you" song... it's so true for some people
    syd_Melon May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou r so right. how sad. =)
    Tracyon June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSoz, peeps, I love the song, but my fixations on correct lyrics still extst, so:


    Tell me lies, slap me on the face, just
    Improvise, do something really clever
    That'll make me hate your name forever
    You might swear, you'd never touch a lady
    Well, let me say, you're not too far from maybe
    Every day you find new ways to hurt me

    But I can't help it if I'm just a fool
    Always having my heart set on you
    'Til the time you start changing the rules
    I'll keep chasing the soles of your shoes
    Oh, fool

    Got resigned from hearing my old story
    Every night, I'm paying Hell for glory
    I'm embarrassed but I'm much more sorry
    All this pain begins to feel like pleasure
    With my tears, you'd make a sea a desert
    Salt my wounds and I'll keep saying "thank you"

    But I can't help it if I'm just a fool
    Always having my heart set on you
    'Til the time you start changing the rules
    I'll keep chasing the soles of your shoes
    Oh, fool

    But I can't help it if I'm just a fool
    Always having my heart set on you
    'Til the time you start changing the rules
    I'll keep chasing the soles of your shoes
    Oh, fool

    I can't help it baby
    (Oh, fool)
    I can't help it baby
    (Oh, fool)
    I can't help it baby
    (Oh, fool)
    I can't help it baby, baby

    Oh
    Fool
    I'm a fool
    I'm a fool
    syd_Melon June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentboth of you are pathetic!!! Never let a guy step over you, you have to know when to stand your grouds, Like Tracy, I went through the same thing!!!
    jamisita123on July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou know, some people love others no matter what they have done to them... I'm one of them, unfortunately
    syd_Melon July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyric Correction:
    "Got resigned, from hearing my old story" is actually, "God resigned, from hearing my old story." I know what "syd Mel" means about her last remark. I'm the same way, but don't think it's bad or anything, it just means you have a big enough heart to FORGIVE and forget. Personally, that sounds better than losing love. I can totally relate to this song.
    StarrySkieson July 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsomeone who knows what I'm saying ;) welcome aboard!
    syd_Melon July 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy interpretation of this song is that the singer is in love with someone and really can't help it, but the object of her affection doesn't love her back. (Or possibly, he's homosexual: "You might swear you'd never touch a lady" and "Until the time you start changing the rules")
    I love this song and can really relate to it. It's my favorite song on the CD. :)
    Farfalla27on July 23, 2002   Link

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