Oh what a shame that your
Pockets did bleed on St. Valentine's
And you sat in a chair thinking
"Boy I'm such a Prince!"
Well life's a train that goes
From February on day by day
But its making a stop on April First

And you will believe in love
All all that its supposed to be
But just until the fish start to smell
And you're struck down by a hammer

Sure you were swift when
The handsome Greek Boys
Dropped by with gifts
You are suave thanks to
Ribbons that opened sesame
But in the stars and closer
To home in every planet
It aint hard for me and
Dear JoJo to see

And you will believe in love
All all that its supposed to be
But just until the fish start to smell
And you're struck down by a hammer

So let it all go by looking at the sky
Wondering if there are clouds and stuff in hell

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April Fools song meanings
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    General Commenthe wrote this song after a valentine's day party. he was just so fed up with the whole "love" thing, and felt that no one wanted him. that night he'd relieved some guy of his duty in a kissing booth, and when he was sitting there, no one came up.
    necessityon March 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits kinda like a satire. Or that's how I see it. I knew about the whole reason he wrote it, it seems like he's making fun of the situation. Not his situation but this whole "love" thing, almost as an outsider.
    Victory Marchon May 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it's all about how everyone pictures love to be a perfect thing, but then when they actually experience it, they are surprised to realize that love is not everything it's made out to be.
    **And you will believe in love
    All all that its supposed to be
    But just until the fish start to smell
    And you're struck down by a hammer**
    inureyesloveitglowsoon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMy take on this song is slightly similar to the post just above. I think the song is talking about how grand and glorious love and relationships are until you're not in one anymore. You'll believe in love, until you're struck down by a hammer. The hammer being a break up possibly.
    anna118kon March 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe video provides some great insight to this song. I saw it once in some grainy format on his website, it appears to show a bunch of womens' take on love and how it eventually destroys them.
    spweasleon May 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThose women are the main characters of operas--there's Carmen, Madame Butterfly, etc., all of whom die somehow because of love.
    dd59714on January 12, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Let it all go by, looking at the sky, wondering of there's clouds and stuff in hell" this is making fun of how rediculous ppl get in relationships, with their oh aint life grand, and what they have as this idea of love isn't real. and you look at the first verse, february 14 to april fools day... saying that stars-in-your-eyes love only lasts a few months
    gracetbeon February 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's funny -- I just realised -- the last relationship I was in, the guy asked me to be his girlfriend on Valentines Day and we broke up on April Fools'.
    (Not that that has anything to do with the song's meaning, per se...but it resonates with me because of it.)
    As far as song meaning, I think it's about relationships being built up in your head as some wonderful vital thing, and then once the glamour of it wears off, there's nothing to hold the people together.
    Elskeon May 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the comments above.

    I can relate to this song, Rufus wins at life.
    pinklemonadeon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentone of the best pop songs I've ever heard! to me it is someone who is taken in, and who knows they will always be a "fool" when it comes to love, but then always are hit with the hammer (reality / break-up / heartbreak, whatever) just to go and do it all again.
    anyways, great to listen to when you are feeling cynical about love.
    Srahon December 09, 2007   Link

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