"Fool" as written by and Jason Wade....
Seems my own arrogance has knocked me off my feet again
When you know I'm crawling to you as fast as I can
First teach me to walk and then I'll learn to dance for you like an
Honest clumsy clown
Tripping along the way

Cause I'm reaching for you
But my arms aren't long enough
And I'm running to you
If I could go a little faster
And I'm crying to you
But I can't hear my own voice
And I am waiting for you
And trying not to fall asleep now

Cause I'm clumsily dancing away this fear
I'm stumbling closer to you and I am
Tumbling over my pride
I will be a fool for you

What are you thinking as you look down on me are you
Frustrated with my inconsistency
Or intrigued that I can find the will to get back up or
Maybe all of this is simply amusing

Cause I'm reaching for you
But my arms aren't long enough
And I'm running to you
If I could go a little faster
And I'm crying to you
But I can't hear my own voice
I am waiting for you
And trying not to fall asleep now

Cause I'm clumsily dancing away this fear
I'm stumbling closer to you and I'm
Tumbling over my pride
I will be a fool for you
Cause I'm clumsily dancing away this fear
I'm stumbling closer to you and I'm
Tumbling over my pride
I will be a fool

And I'm clumsily dancing away this fear
I'm stumbling closer to you and I'm
Tumbling over my pride
I will be a fool for you


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"Fool" as written by Jason Wade

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    General Commentok, i've listened to most lifehouse songs and they're not all about god. yah they're religious before they became an official band, but they turned to alternative afterward, signing into a record deal. but, seriously, after listening to most of their songs, they're all NOT ABOUT GOD. some of the songs are REALLY obvious that they're to love/or a girl... and this song, it strikes me of the imagery of a baby/infant and his/her parents too. this song is about problems at home, and trying to make your parents proud of you, though they never seem to be proud... etc. basically its a sad song, but trust me, this isn't about god. its like the relationship between parent and child, etc, and how the child struggles. i think it's symbolizing a typical teen today, where there's the indescribable and misunderstood bond between parents and their children.
    butterfly09on April 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentfirst of all i wanna say that i LOVE lifehouse and this song.. for me it expresses a strong feeling for someone after messing it up at the first chance and to be willing to do anything to make it up and be with this special person.
    ShyPruNeon February 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwish a guy can say that to me~
    iiblind christineiion June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. it kind of seems like this is a song about a girl playing games with him. he's willing to do everything she says, and yet she still looks down on him. "what are you thinking as you look down on me? are you frustrated with my inconsistancy or intruiged that i can find the will to get back up? or maybe all of this is simply amusing?" it seems like she is trying to break him down, and he has to learn how to do everything over again. "first teach me to walk and then i'll learn to dance for you." also, he's seems like he's saying that he's been waiting a long time for her. "i am waiting for you. trying not to fall asleep now." i really do like this song though. it's better if you don't think of it like i do, lol. i really like to think of it as a love song. :0) *ashley*
    lfhsgrlon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis used to be me and my girlfirend's song. to us the bridge meant that we are trying to be with each other but things are getting in the way. and the chorus meant to us that we are both new to a serious and loving relationship so we are trying not to screw up.
    Sentinelon August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about God, but it could be about another relationship also. It's about how you stumble in your walk with God, how you screw up and cannot be what you want to be. But how that you know you have to get up, that you want to be closer to God, but are so unperfect that you keep falling. I think about a moth with it's wings broken trying desperately to get towards the flame. That may not make sense to anyone, but God is perfect and we are moths with broken wings. Don't you love symbolism? I Do.
    chibi_bumblebeeon September 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI would say the vast majority, if not all of Jason's songs are inspired by God.

    "WHAT ARE YOU THINKING AS YOU LOOK DOWN ON ME" - That line sums up everything I believe Jason to be thinking when he writes, or pretty much does anything.
    jacintaon October 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat have you reached for that was just out of reach? What was it that you raced after but was too fast to catch? I bet you've chased a guy or a girl like that. How about deeper in your life? What seems so out of reach that many people don't even bother to try and catch it? Meaning. Something Bigger. That's what he's writing about here.

    He's writing about God, and how he's reaching, chasing, crying, waiting to finally get to God. He wants to have God in his life, but he's so clumsy... But he will try. Through all the questions he has, he'll strive to be with God. He knows he cannot do it on his own, so he asks God for help as he goes toward him, even making a fool of himself on the way.

    Ever feel lost like that when you're searching your life? Don't you ever feel that helplessness when you think about that great big God out there, watching you? Ever chase Him and seem to not be able to do it right? Well keep doing it--He doesn't mind at all how much of a fool you make out of yourself when you're doing it. I will be a fool for You.
    JustDaveon March 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentFor me, this song may sometimes be about the God above, or about a relationship with someone you follow through you entire life, waiting for her to love you back. It means a lot of things for me, and I think it should mean a lot of things to other people too :)
    kcion April 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about being a dumb person .. to humble yourself being a fool can be offensive, but when u look on the bright side you have nothing to lose or prove
    GusTer34on May 13, 2004   Link

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