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That Kind of Fool

She had a body only youth could build

I’m nearsighted and over the hill

But she caught my eye like a star in the sky

She smiled once, I smiled twice

Too late now for your advice

Can’t go to school to be that kind of fool

She took my wallet and she took my rings,

Took my watch, ran out of things

Left me what God started me with

All I can say is this:

I’m just a man with a mark on his back

A train wreck headed for a broken track

Can’t go to school to be that kind of fool

 

My Uncle Harold was a prince of a man

He said “you should live like a king, if you can”

He’d cut me in for a piece of the pie

He sold me on the American Dream

Then put my money in a Ponzie scheme

Can’t go to school to be that kind of fool

 

I lost my house and sold the car

But Uncle Harold’s out living large

I catch some zzz’s in the back of the bus

But that don’t help me much

I’m just a man with a mark on his back

A train wreck headed for a broken track

Can’t go to school to be that kind of fool

 

My cousin said he needed help with a chore

We pulled around to the back of the store

A man stood up on the edge of a truck

We packed the car and paid in cash

Sirens howled and red lights flashed

Can’t go to school to be that kind of fool

I tried to run but I tripped and fell

My cousin drove off like a bat out of hell

They found me in the alley nearby

Reaching for the sky

I’m just a man with a mark on his back

A train wreck headed for a broken track

Can’t go to school to be that kind of fool

 

It could be worse, I’m still alive

And eating well the next three to five

They asked my plea when the charges were read

And you know what I said:

Judge, I’m just a man with a mark on his back

A train wreck headed for a broken track

Can’t go to school to be that kind of fool

 

Ray Lambiase/vocal, acoustic guitar

Sara Milonovich/fiddle

Mark Newman/dobro

Lanny Sichel/acoustic guitar

Kevin Kelly/bass

John Michel/drums

Kate Corrigan/vocals

Janet Montalbo/vocals

Rorie Kelly/vocals