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Fools Fall in Love

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Words & Music: J. Leiber/ M. Stoller
Fools fall in love in a hurry
Fools give their hearts much too soon
Just put in two bars of stardust
Just hang out one silly moon
Oh! They've got their love torches burning
When they should be playing it cool
I used to laugh but now I'm the same
Take a look at a brand new fool

Fools fall in love just like schoolgirls
Blinded by rose colored dreams
They build their castles on wishes
With only rainbows for beams
Oh! They're making plans for the future
When they should be right back in school
I used to laugh but now I'm the same
Take a look at a brand new fool
All right!

They've got their love torches burning
When they should be playing it cool
I used to laugh but now I'm the same
Take a look at a brand new fool
Take a look at a brand new fool
Recorded: 1966/05/28, first released on single

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2013report abuse
Great ending. Elvis speeded up The Drifters version to some effect. His singing is better; the background vocals too. The sax solo is better too. Still just slightly better then the original.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2013report abuse
Not as good as Come What May from the same period but still full of rocking energy although as stated there is something just lacking in the arrangement. Still I never skip it and it complemented the brilliant 'A' ballad side Indescribably Blue.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 20, 2012report abuse
Like this a lot, never skib it, and it is one of my mothers favourites I´ll give 4 stars.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 18, 2012report abuse
On a home recording, Elvis sang a beautiful slow version of "Fools fall in Love". It would have been great, if he had recorded 2 studio versions of this song, one fast and one slow, as a 2 sided single and see which one charted higher.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 18, 2012report abuse
Decent song, so-so effort. Maybe its the arrangement, maybe its Elvis. I just feel if Elvis recorded this in 1957 instead, it would have been great.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2011report abuse
A little bit of a throwback to the sounds of the 50's, but not quite on par with Elvis' best rock and roll efforts. Still a decent listen and a good choice for a B-side of a single. There was no way this song was going to make much of a dent on the charts in 1967 and therefore it would not compete with its A-side.
FLASHBOY (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 26, 2009report abuse
This is not a good song at all i always skip that one....but hey if some fans like it good for them!
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 26, 2009report abuse
Love the combination of ELvis & the sax. It really made this song. Otherwise, I never paid much attention to it. He gives it a life of its own that I happen to love.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 25, 2009report abuse
Not a great song by any means, but it's catchy and I've always liked it. Like the alt. on "Today,
Tomorrow and Forever" box.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 25, 2009report abuse
Cannot believe what I'm reading from some of you, this is a brilliant song. It was a "b" side of "Indescribably Blue" equally good, but I preferd "Fools"
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 25, 2009report abuse
Much better than most of the soundtrack songs of 1966. However, I can't remember it as a single!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 25, 2009report abuse
Good song, bad arrangement. Way too fast. The Drifters produced by L/S was much better. Still a breath of fresh air compared to Paradise H. Style and all the other awful soundtracks from that time.
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 25, 2009report abuse
Unconvincing - sounds as if it was recorded in a rush, and Elvis doesn't really buy into it. The arrangement is unimaginative.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 25, 2009report abuse
One of the best song's he's ever recorded, love his growling on it, better than the original. Takes all types JLpResley. Sounds like it could have come from King Creole. I love the Sax on it as well
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 25, 2009report abuse
I´ve never liked it. It´s a song that is okay, but nothing more than that. There were other songs from this time period that I like a lot more. Like I´ll remember you and Tomorrow is a long time.
commoneverybody (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 25, 2009report abuse
One of the better late 60´s recordings. Elvis really enjoys singing this song. The outtakes are even better.
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 25, 2009report abuse
I personally love that one...a breath of fresh air !...You can hear Elvis enjoying himself with something other than a mid sixties movie soundtrack !
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on May 12, 2008report abuse
I think the whole arrangement of this song is wrong which is a great pity as The Drifters version was excellent.Perhaps Leiber & Stoller should have produced it?

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