Foghat - Fool For The City - Live 1975

Foghat - Fool For The City - Live 1975




"Fool For The City" is the title track from the album of the same name released by Foghat in 1975. It was written by the band's frontman Dave Peverett, who also wrote their hit "Slow Ride" from the same album. Peverett died of cancer in 2000 at age 56.


Foghat recorded their first, self-titled album for Bearsville Records, with Todd Rundgren and Dave Edmunds each producing tracks. With the success of an early single, a cover version of Willie Dixon's "I Just Want to Make Love to You", their debut release soon went gold.


This would be the first of many gold and platinum albums for Peverett. In 1974, Foghat released two gold albums, Energized and Rock and Roll Outlaws. Their first platinum album, Fool for the City, was released in 1975, producing three hit singles: the title track, "My Babe", and "Slow Ride".




Lyrics


Going to the city, got you on my mind,

Country sure is pretty, I'll leave it all behind,

This is my decision, I'm coming home to stay this time


'Cause I'm a fool for the city, I'm a fool for the city,

Fool for the city, I'm a fool for the city


Breathing all the clean air, sitting in the sun,

When I get my train fare, I'll get up and run

I'm ready for the city, air pollution here I come


'Cause I'm a fool for the city, I'm a fool for the city,

I'm a fool for the city, I'm a fool for the city


I'm like a fish out of water, I'm just a man in a hole

The city lights turn my blues into gold

I ain't no country boy, I'm just a homesick man

I'm gonna hit the grit just as fast as I can


I'm tired of laying back, hanging around,

I'm gonna catch that train, then I'll be city bound


I ain't no country boy, I'm just a homesick man

I'm gonna hit the grit just as fast as I can


I'll get off on Main Street, step into the crowd,

Sidewalk under my feet, yeah, traffic's good and loud

When I see my inner city child, I'll be walkin' on a cloud


'Cause I'm a fool for the city, I'm a fool for the city,

I'm a fool for the city, I'm a fool for the city

I'm a fool, (Fool for the city)

A fool for the city, (Fool for the city)

I'm a fool, (Fool for the city)

A fool for the city, (Fool for the city)

I'm a fool, (Fool for the city)

A crazy fool, (Fool for the city)


I'm a fool yea, (Fool for the city)

A fool for the city, (Fool for the city)

(Fool for the city) (Fool for the city)

I ain't no country boy, woo! (Fool for the city)

(Fool for the city)


Woo! (Fool for the city) (Fool for the city)

A Fool for the city (Fool for the city) (Fool for the city)

Who! (Fool for the city) (Fool for the city)



Songwriters: David Peverett

Fool for the City lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, The Bicycle Music Company







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