"Fool to Think" as written by David John Matthews and Glen Ballard....
Look at me dreaming of you
All I could hope is to have you
To have you walking with me
Laughing so in love, we two
Almost drunkenly
I did imbibe of this
Fantasy of you and me

Was I a fool to think?
The way you looked at me
I swear you did
But you looked away too quick
Was I a fool, was I a fool to think
That you would take me home
As if I was yours
Was I a fool to think at all?

I've grown tired of love
You are the trouble with me
I watch you walk right by
I smile, you do not notice me
Treat me recklessly
All you do is toss me pennies out
But the silence in me is screaming
Won't you come and get me?

Was I a fool to think?
The way you looked at me
I swear you did
But you looked away too quick
Was I a fool, was I a fool to think
That you would take me home
As if I was yours
Was I a fool to think at all?

Was I a fool to think?
The way you looked at me
I swear you did
But you looked away too quick
Was I a fool, was I a fool to think
That you would take me home
As if I was yours
Was I a fool to think at all?

You make a mess of me here
I dance a thousand steps for you
If you say yes to me
I'll be whatever gets you through

You make a mess of me here (was I a fool?)
I dance a thousand steps for you (was I a fool?)
Was I a fool, was I a fool to think?
Am I a fool, am I a fool for you?


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Fool to Think" as written by David Matthews Glen Ballard

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    General Commentthis song is so awesome, its one of the first songs that actually got me into dmb. its like misinterpreting signs from a crush and then finding out what you thought, was totally wrong. and then of course feeling like a -fool-...Definitely a good song!
    RoCkrAon June 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is such an emotionally correct song. Its clear a lot of people can identify with this song, i certainly can.
    The meaning is fairly clear, a man thinks a woman likes him and fantasises about them being together, but doesn't want to take the plunge and ask her about it. He suspects and later finds out that the whole thing was in his head (or was it...?)

    Easily one of dave's best lyrics and one i can identify with so easily 'The silence in me screaming won't you come and get me!'
    So true.

    Good music too. The riff used is similar to that of message in a bottle by the police, (it uses the same intervals but starts a fret down). It gives the song a very POlicey stingy feel.
    funkiest monkon March 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is exactly what I think of when I think of my current crush...it is percise in the way i feel and, descriptive of my unsure actions that I am going to take...I love it but at the same time it makes me feel...not really sad, I don't know...I can't put my finger on it....
    sevenfooter50on January 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthat u feel something for someone only to realize that it was all a figure of your imagination and it was never real and that u are a fool
    dmbcrush08on April 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes exactly. how your mind can play games with you when it comes dwn to love....and being avoided by the one your infatuated with.
    HeatHBabyon April 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it has to do with liking someone,and thinking they like you, only to find out that they don't and that your were a fool to think they did.
    Davephan22on May 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with everyone else. It's exactly how I feel when I think of the person I'm attracted too. The way you wish every little detail somehow illustrates a hopeful relationship. The song makes me feel bitter to the one I love, but at the same time foolish for leading myself on.
    DMB84on May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my EXACT situation right now. it kinda sucks. hehe but this song rules =)
    KtRuon June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so great. this situation sucks like no other though. I tototally feel dave in this song. you think you saw something, but you dont want to say anything. my favorite line in this song is "but the silence in me is screaming". that feeling is one i think we can all relate to. dave captures the essence of an uncurable crush like no other.
    meggymac31on June 04, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Ok this song pretty much sums up my last big relatioship it was all a figure of my imagination, I wanted it ot happen so bad that I believed it was happening.
    DmB182on June 22, 2002   Link

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