Fool (If You Think It's Over)

Album: Whatever Happened to Benny Santini? (1978)
Charted: 30 12
  • Dyin' flame, you're free again
    Who could love, do that to you
    All dressed in black, he won't be comin' back
    Look, save your tears
    Got years and years
    The pains of seventeen's
    Unreal they're only dreams
    Save your cryin' for the day

    Fool if you think it's over
    Cause you said goodbye
    Fool if you think it's over
    I'll tell you why

    New born eyes always cry with pain
    At the first look at the mornin' sun
    Fool if you think it's over
    It's just begun

    Miss Teenage Dream, such a tragic scene
    He knocked your crown and ran away
    First wound of pride, and how you cried and cried
    But save your tears, got years and years


    (Fool if you think it's over)
    (Fool if you think it's over)

    I'll buy you first good wine
    We'll have a real good time
    Save your cryin' for the day
    That may not come
    But anyone who had to pay
    Would laugh at you and say


    New born eyes always cry with pain
    At the first Writer/s: CHRISTOPHER ANTON REA
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Dennis Boyce from Hinckley UkListen to the great Elkie Brooks version from the album Pearls she sings Fool like no other.. marvellous song by Chris but Elkie.. perfect.
  • Dan from Brighton, Michigan To me this song which I loved in my youth is so bittersweet now. When a relationship is falling apart at my age there aren’t years and years.
    It’s a beautiful song and also a good cry.
  • Mike from Santa BarbaraChris Rea stated that wrote this song for his sister after her first relationship ended badly.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 2nd 1978, "Fool (If You Think It's Over)" by Chris Rea entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 at position #89; and on September 10th, 1978 it peaked at #12 (for 2 weeks) and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    Even thought it only reached #30 in his United Kingdom, he did have forty-two records make the U.K. Top Singles chart between 1978 and 2000, with "The Road to Hell" being his biggest hit in his homeland, it peaked at #10 in 1989.
  • Randy from Rio De Janeiro, -There's a lyrical quality to this song that's unusual (to me). Every now and then, an expected word or words is absent.

    Examples (omitted/expected words in parens):
    "Dying flame, you're free again. Who could love (and) do that to you?";
    "Save your tears, (you've) got years and years";
    "(You're a) Fool if you think it's over, 'cause he said goodbye. (You're a) Fool if you think it's over, (I'll) tell you why"
    "Newborn eyes always cry with pain (when they) first look at the morning sun"
    "Fool if you think it's over (it's) just begun"

    In my opinion, it works well and makes the song more interesting.
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