Happy Valentine’s Day – Fools In Love


I was introduced to Joe Jackson’s music in my freshman year of college. A friend told me that he wrote better unrequited love songs than The Beatles. Being an obnoxious 18 year old Beatle freak I tossed my friend’s Joe Jackson cassette out the dorm window. 
 
My friend was right, of course. As he explained after retrieving his cassette, Joe Jackson was uglier than the Beatles and had more right to write unrequited love songs. 
This song, from that cassette – Jackson’s first album, Look Sharp – is my valentine to you. You fool.

Fools in love
Are there any other kinds of lovers?
Fools in love
Is there any other kind of pain?
Everything you do, everywhere you go now
Everything you touch, everything you feel
Everything you see, everything you know now
Everything you do, you do it for your baby love
Your baby love, your baby love, your baby love
Fools in love
Are there any creatures more pathetic?
Fools in love
Never knowing when they’ve lost the game
Everything you do, everywhere you go now
Everything you touch, everything you feel
Everything you see, everything you know now
Everything you do, you do it for your baby love,
Your baby love, your baby love, your baby love
Fools in love they think they’re heroes
Because they get to feel more pain
I say fools in love are zeros
I should know
I should know because this fool’s in love again
Fools in love
Gently hold each other’s hands forever
Fools in love
Gently tear each other limb from limb
Everything you do, everywhere you go now
Everything you touch, everything you feel
Everything you do, even rock and roll now
Nothing means a thing except you and your baby love
Your baby love, your baby love, your baby love
Fools in love they think they’re heroes
Because they get to feel no pain
I say fools in love are zeros,
I should know
I should know because this fool’s in love again

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