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  1. Fool

From the recording The Man I Should Be

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Musicians:

Bubba Chambers: Lead/Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Drums, Percussion
George Matranga: Overture, Piano, Organ, Backing Vocals
Tammie Matranga: Backing Vocals
Will McFarlane: Electric Guitars, Slide Guitar
Rick Thigpen: Bass

Lyrics

FOOL
Words & Music by Bubba Chambers (Taken from Proverbs 5-7)

It was a little past midnight when she came outside and she flatters
every boy she meets. Her lips drip honey and her eyes entice, 
with every move she’s closer to him. Her passion never rests,
she destroys the best, irresistible as you can see. Just know when you go
that her way is low and death is what it’s gonna be...

She came with brazen face and dressed in lace, she’s a woman
with a cunning heart. She looks so nice, her bed smells of spice, 
with one touch he’s ready to start. But she’s moving slow, she knows 
the way it goes. She knows exactly what he’s after. As she stalks his life 
and cuts him like a knife, he’s blind to the approaching disaster. 

You fool. Don’t listen to her words. Remember things your Mama said, 
don’t think her ways absurd. You fool. Don’t travel by her door. 
Better men have fallen there, they’ve fallen by the score. 

But like an ox to the slaughter, a bird to the snare, a dog with full appetite.
He’s long on lust and short on brains, now he can’t even put up fight. 
And just when he thinks he’s in the driver’s seat, another piece of his life
slips away. But it’s too late now and he don’t know how
to escape this life he’s made.

Don’t think her ways pretty, don’t think her ways nice 
and it won’t require payment at all. When you wake next day
there’s hell to pay and the paymaster won’t be stalled. 
He comes with a vengeance and a bill in his hand and he won’t
be turned away. And when the sacrifice turns out to be your life
you would beg to hear the Father say...

There’s a moral to the story you can plainly see but the lesson isn’t
always learned. You take fire in your bosom and you ruin you life, 
but you tell yourself you can’t be burned. Well there’s only One who’s ever
overcome but you refuse His every call. You lack good sense,
her life’s the evidence, thinking you was above the law. 

You fool. Don’t listen to her words. Remember things your Papa said, 
don’t think his ways absurd. You fool. Don’t travel by her door. 
Better men have fallen there, they’ve fallen by the score