You took your coat off, stood in the rain You're always crazy like that And I watched from my window Always felt I was outside looking in on you You're always the mysterious one with Dark eyes and careless hair You were fashionably sensitive But too cool to care You stood in my doorway, with nothing to say Besides some comment on the weather
Well, in case you failed to notice In case you failed to see This is my heart bleeding before you This is me down on my knees
And these foolish games are tearing me apart And your thoughtless words are breaking my heart You're breaking my heart
You were always brilliant in the morning Smoking your cigarettes and talking over coffee Your philosophies on art, Baroque moved you You loved Mozart and you'd speak of your loved ones As I clumsily strummed my guitar
You'd teach me of honest things Things that were daring, things that were clean Things that knew what an honest dollar did mean I hid my soiled hands behind my back Somewhere along the line, I must have gone off track with you
Excuse me Think I've mistaken you for somebody else Somebody who gave a damn Somebody more like myself
And these foolish games are tearing me You're tearing me, you're tearing me apart And your thoughtless words are breaking my heart You're breaking my heart
And you took your coat off, stood in the rain You're always crazy like that
Writer/s: Jewel Kilcher
Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Downtown Music Publishing
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Ellen from Washington StateWhy do so many people make the mistake whe they write down the lyrics of putting you're always crazy like that. It is NOT you're, it is you were! You're is not a contraction of you were, it is a contraction of you are.
Brian from WashingtonThere is a lyric in the album version that does not appear in the radio edit, immediately preceding the "Excuse me, I think I've mistaken you for someone else..." interjection. The last two lines of the section are usually omitted (From "I hid my soiled hands...", referencing "Things that are clean" in the previous lines.)
You'd teach me of honest things, Things that were daring, things that were clean Things that knew what an honest dollar did mean I hid my soiled hands behind my back Somewhere along the line, I must have gone off track with you
Avalinas from Milford, DeThe song details the frustration and agony of knowing that the intensity of one's love is not reciprocated by one's lover. The song parallels Bruce Wayne's relationship with Julie Madison, as well as his friendship/partnership with Dick Grayson/Robin. The melodic line and chord progression of the verses in "Foolish Games" carry echoes of "Diamonds & Rust", recorded by Joan Baez.
Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees on their 1967 tour, and it did not go well. The young, mostly female crowd shouted "Davy" when Hendrix sang the word "Lady" in "Foxy Lady" in honor of who they came to see: Monkees lead singer Davy Jones.