Alive in an ocean
A world that I didn't see
I walk the world back ways
It's aways the same ballgame

That's out of mind
Out of the living world
Out of time
I break all the rules

They call me a fool
I cartoon in motion
A hero pretends no pain
A clown slipping backwards

You laugh at another's shame
But I don't mind
I know I'm limping low down
I don't mind

Winners or losers
It's all just a game
And I'm going down
And I'm strolling down

Life and an answer
The key to an open door
Admitting I'm laughing
Living I'm limping more

It's out of mind
Out of the living world
Out of time
Winners or losers

It's always a game
And I'm going down
But I'm strolling down
To rout around

And around, and around
To round round
There's a cloud
There's a cloud

So the fool has found the golden key
So it's waiting there for you and me
Just a fool, a street jester
The hero of society

Just a fool, a street jester
Look at me, now can't you see
A life in emotion
A world I'm glad I didn't see

A cartoon in motion
A key to the same day
I don't mind, I'm here to know
I want to go go go go go

So the fool has found the golden key
It's so it's waiting there for you and me
Just a fool, a street jester
The hero of society

Just a fool, a street jester
Look at me, now can't you see


Lyrics submitted by young_jables

"The Fool" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentone of the earliest u2 recordings, when they were recordings their first demo, 1978, keystone studios. appeared on the early demos ep with "the complete u2".

    appears to be about the common man in the society.
    young_jableson December 02, 2008   Link

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