"Fool (if You Think It's Over)" as written by and Christopher Anton Rea....
Dyin' flame, you're free again
Who could love, do that to you
All dressed in black, he won't be comin' back
Look, save your tears
Got years and years
The pains of seventeen's
Unreal they're only dreams
Save your cryin' for the day

Fool if you think it's over
'Cause you said goodbye
Fool if you think it's over
I'll tell you why
New born eyes always cry with pain
At the first look at the mornin' sun
Fool if you think it's over
It's just begun

Miss Teenage Dream, such a tragic scene
He knocked your crown and ran away
First wound of pride, and how you cried and cried
But save your tears, got years and years

Fool if you think it's over
'Cause you said goodbye
Fool if you think it's over
I'll tell you why...

(Fool if you think it's over)
(Fool if you think it's over)

I'll buy you first good wine
We'll have a real good time
Save your cryin' for the day
That may not come
But anyone who had to pay
Would laugh at you and say

Fool if you think it's over
'Cause you said goodbye
Fool if you think it's over
I'll tell you why
New born eyes always cry with pain
At the first


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"Fool (If You Think It's Over)" as written by Christopher Anton Rea

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  • +2
    General CommentAn older brother comforting a broken-hearted 17-year-old sister
    CuteSparkinaon May 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeing 17, falling in love with a 28 year old man and being separated by circumstances.
    chasingmellyon February 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's weird - Chris Rea's a pale Englishman but I thought this song was by a black blues/soul singer when I heard it. *shrug*
    Heliamphoraon June 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen I hear this song I am thinking about a guy consoling a girl he likes that just got dumped
    classy26on August 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChris Rea wrote this song for his younger sister who had recently been heartbroken
    skipjack820on February 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's nice that he wrote it for his sister.
    I had a slightly different idea on it... I thought this teen girl was sitting in a bar, after having been
    dumped by her boyfriend, in tears. This slightly older guy is offering to buy her a drink to cheer her up
    and telling her she's got years ahead of her to worry about love.
    louichanon December 20, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationHumm, my take on this was that a young girl was broken hearted because of the death of her love. Hence... "all dressed in black, he's not coming back". The song was being sung to her by another interested man who, while trying to console her, is wanting to move the relationship forward.
    roger10906on May 06, 2015   Link
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    General CommentIt seems very possibly that this was written for his little sister, but the song seems to be about perspective. Specifically the lack of it the first time your heart is broken.

    The first time your heart is truely broken can be the most difficult one. Partially because it is a new experience and, I think, more so because that most of us go through this when we are still young and innocent and inexperienced and we tend to be totally committed to the relationship lasting forever. Which makes it all the more difficult when it just ends.

    As we get older and more disillusioned, and our hearts have taken more and more pain and heartbreak, we tend to lower our expectations and prepare ourselves for the reality that each new opportunity also brings with it the possibility of another heart break.

    Thus, the perspective of multiple relationships ending allows us to know that it is not the end of the world when one does. Despite how it may seem that first time.
    BekkaZon September 04, 2016   Link

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