Song Lyric Sunday: 27th January

Jim has given us NO as a theme for this week, and kindly given me the nod as to the suggestion.
https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/01/26/getting-better-all-the-time/

This is my choice from 1986/87, just as I was waking up to realise the relationship I’d been in since 1981 was going nowhere. I wasn’t the other woman as depicted in the song, more the little woman at home looking after a family that was not blood related, taking the responsibility and pressures with little support from him.
I was a fool (proud and stupid) to stay as long as I did, but although the last year or so was difficult, I came out of it OK with the help of a good boss and an excellent GP.

No More The Fool Lyrics

Just why I stayed around
When all I found was a heartache
I believed your every word
Didn’t know the hurt and pain that you’d makeBut why did it take so long
Alas, now I’ve seen the light
I found the heart to sayNo more the fool
Who waits around
Waitin’ for you to bring me down
Those days are gone now

No more the nights
Layin’ awake
Cryin’ and waitin’ for the day to break

No more the sound as my dreams fall and hit the ground
While I’m waitin’ around
No more the fool

You thought I’d break
Then you were wrong
That I wouldn’t see what’s goin’ on
But I knew

Here I am
I’m alive
And you’ll see I’ll survive
Without you

And I won’t be the one who comes runnin’
It ain’t like it used to be
It’s your turn to run to me

No more the fool …
All the nights I waited for you to call
I waited for a sign that you would stay
But it’s so clear
You didn’t care at all

No more the fool

No more the fool
Who waits around
No more the fool
No more the clown
No more the fool

No more the sight
No more the sound
And hit the ground
No more the fool

No more the fool …
No more the fool
No more the sight
No more the sound
No more the fool

Songwriters: RUSSELL GLYN BALLARD
No More The Fool lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: 27th January

  1. I never heard of this song before and I did not know this performer, but I just read that Elkie Brooks holds the title for having more albums that have reached the top 75 of the UK album charts than any other singer. Your prompt worked out real well and you picked a great song.

    • The first Elkie Brooks song I recall was Pearl’s a Singer which I didn’t like much. However, Lilac Wine, Don’t Cry out Loud, this track and a few others were brilliant and I like her voice as she can certainly deliver a ballad.

  2. msjadeli says:

    That intro with the beating drum sounds like a heartbeat which is great intro for the song. Never heard this singer before but she gives it her all.

  3. Not familiar with Elkie, but beautiful song. Love the theme…like the Phoenix rising again. NICE! 😊

  4. oneletterup says:

    Wow! I have never heard of this singer before. Glad I found her via your blog post.

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