"Poor Misguided Fool" as written by Benjamin Byrne, James Paul Stelfox, James Milne Walsh and Barry Westhead....
As soon as you sound like him
Give me a call
When you're so sensitive
Its a long way to fall
Whenever you need a home
I will be there
Whenever you're all alone
And nobody cares
You're just a poor misguided fool
Who thinks they know what I should do
A line for me and a line for you
I lose my right to a point of view
Whenever you reach for me
I'll be your guide
Whenever you need someone
To keep it inside
Whenever you need a home
I will be there
Whenever you're all alone
And nobody cares
You're just a poor misguided fool
Who thinks they know what I should do
A line for me and a line for you
I lose my right to a point of view
I'll be your guide in the morning
You cover up bullet holes
As soon as you sound like him
Give me a call
When you're so sensitive
Its a long way to fall
You're just a poor misguided fool
Who thinks they know what I should do
A line for me and a line for you
I lose my right to a point of view



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"Poor Misguided Fool" as written by Benjamin Byrne Barry Westhead

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    General CommentUnconditional friendship...loves janie xx.
    selftitledalbumon April 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit's a cool song..definetely inside of your heart..it7s perfect,it's me&pinar's song.i loveher!!
    well,she is my best friend,Asena&Pinar:
    poor misguided song!!
    undomielon June 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthaklisin.. oldukça qüzel...
    starsailor rocks....
    - poor misguided boy!!
    mboruzaon September 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat song - never liked any of there other songs, but this is great stuff :]
    butterflykiss84on March 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyes yes this is a good song indeed. im not to sure what hes saying because im not about to figure out the song right now...not in the right state of mind.
    versuson April 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti adore starsailor and this is my ex girlfr. favorite song,and it's hurt when i listen it...but it is a nice pain.
    clytieon December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a love/hate relationship. In the verses, he claims what he will do to protect her, then in the chorus he calls her a poor misguided fool, and accuses her of trying to impose on his life. " A line for me and a line for you" could be a raference to cocaine, or how they must be categorised and stand in different lines from each other, as they are very different people. I haven't figured that part out.
    I think the bridge of the song "I'll be your guide in the morning, you cover up bullet holes" shows another reason why he is with her. It projects an image of success and stability onto his life.
    hastalavictoriaon December 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti split up with my girl cos she was being influenced by others and was treating me shit because of it. i knew her better than anyone and i knew the person she wanted to be but she was too scared to be different. i still loved her but i had to let her go. she got a new boyfriend who was the same 'scared to be different' type of lad. i listen to this song an its me singing to her that whenever she's low or when she needs someone ill always be there. i just couldn't be with the ''poor misguided fool''
    mally1on June 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think "a line for me and a line for you" are referring to lines in a script, since it follows "You're just a poor misguided fool Who thinks they know what I should do" implying she argues for the both of them...hence "I lose my right to a point of view"
    samhutchieon August 17, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationReal friendship and human connection supports, does not impose. Lyrics feel like they are a form of dialogue between oneself and another being who is trying to be a friend, but at the end of the day another person cannot be our own home and certainly cannot dictate what one should do for himself.
    A line for you and a line for me as in it's our birthright to live our lives as we want. When you give in to opinions of others, no matter their intentions, you only lose what matters most, yourself.
    littlebuddhaon March 09, 2017   Link

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