Here Lies a Fool (Martin's Folly 1999)

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Martin's Folly
2001-02-01
Chris Gray and Jim Duffy

Story

"Here Lies a Fool" is one of my rare attempts at singing. If you hear it you will understand why these attempts are rare. Still, it's a pretty good tune, and I still perform it a lot, in instrumental version. I was deep into a Burt Bacharach phase. I was also thinking about Richard Manuel of The Band. To add to the Bacharach vibe, producer Eric "Roscoe" Ambel played a double-tracked trumpet melody.

This was recorded at ClubHouse Studio, Germantown, N.Y., in 1998. It appears on the second Martin's Folly album, Man, It's Cold.

Lyrics

Oh my darling, I can understand

How this must be for you

Won't you let me up, you know I love you

In your mind, it's in your hand

But if you only knew

Here lies a fool


Falling ... falling down

Crawling ... on the ground

Calling ... out to you


Don't be so rough when you play

It just won't happen that way


Oh my darling, you will understand

And this will all be true

Here lies a fool


Falling ... falling down

Crawling ... on the ground

Calling ... out to you

Falling ... such a fool


Oh my darling, you will understand

And this will all be true

Here lies a fool



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