What a fool believes    (video)    (midi)

 

    E - A - E - A (2x)

 

                             E                                   A

1. He came from somewhere back in her long ago,

E                             A

    the sentimental fool don’t see,

                E                                       A

    trying hard to recreate what had yet to be created.

E                      A                              E                      A

    Once in her life she musters a smile, for his nostalgic tale,   

E                           A                                   E

    never coming near what he wanted to say,

                 A          - E                          A

    only to realize,        it never really was.

 

       E    A                         E     - A

2. She had a place in his life,

     E    A                        E                - A

    he never made her think twice.

                 E                    A                        E                            A

    As she rises to her apology, anybody else would surely know,

                                 B7   

    he’s watching her go.

 

                            Dm             G

But what a fool believes, he sees,

                                    C                         Am

no wise man has the power to reason away.

           Dm         G                                     C

What seems to be is always better than nothing,

                       Am

and nothing at all keeps sending him.

 

       E                                  A

3. Somewhere back in her long ago,

E                                   A                                         E

    where he can still believe there’s a place in her life,

                       A                 - E                   A

    someday, somewhere,         she will return.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       E    A                         E     - A

4. She had a place in his life,

     E    A                        E                - A

    he never made her think twice.

                 E                    A                        E                            A

    As she rises to her apology, anybody else would surely know,

                                 B7   

    he’s watching her go.

 

                            Dm             G

But what a fool believes, he sees,

                                    C                         Am

no wise man has the power to reason away.

           Dm         G                                     C

What seems to be is always better than nothing,

                       Am

and nothing at all.

 

+  repeat CHORUS ...

 

 

(orig. = capo 4th)    (The Doobie Brothers)