Fool That I Am

Album: Coast To Coast Soundtrack (1980)
Charted: 46
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  • This song is about a romance that's failing and seems to be doomed, and the narrator is at a loss of how to prevent it. Coolidge went through a nasty divorce with Kris Kristofferson the same year this was released. >>
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    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • This was written by Carole Bayer Sager and Bruce Roberts. Bayer Sager's other songwriting credits include "When I Need You" and "A Groovy Kind Of Love," while Roberts worked on Barbra Streisand's theme for her movie The Main Event.
  • This was used in the 1980 movie Coast To Coast, starring Robert Blake and Dyan Cannon.

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  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdThis was not the first time Rita Coolidge had sung a Carole Bayer Sager song. She earlier had a hit with the Peter Allen-Carole Bayer Sager "I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love" which was also a song about breaking up. Bruce Robers and Sager also wrote the comical "Moving Out Today" for Bette Midler which Carole also recorded. Both songwriters recorded at least three albums with big name musicians but were never successful on her own. Coolidge was best known for doing remakes of songs like Boz Scaggs' "We're All Alone" and Jackie Wilson's "Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher".
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