Statue Of A Fool
David Ruffin Lyrics


Somewhere there should be, for all the world to see
A statue of a fool made of stone
An image of a man who let love slip through his hand
And then let him stand there all alone

So, build a statue and, oh, build it high
So the world can see
And inscribe, 'The World's Greatest Fool'
And name it after me
Mmm, and there on his face, a gold tear should be placed
To honor every tear he shed
And I think it would show and everyone would know
Concealed inside is a broken heart

So, build a statue and, oh, build it high
So the world can see
And inscribe, 'The World's Greatest Fool'
And name it after me

So, build a statue and, oh, build it high
So that all can see
And inscribe, 'The World's Greatest Fool'
And name it after me, yeah, yeah
And name it after me

Lyrics © DIXIE JANE MUSIC, BMG Rights Management
Written by: JAN CRUTCHFIELD

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Potty Pete

This is redemption for David, he knew he did some bad things and hurt people close to him but in this incredible song he is admitting his mistakes and telling the world he is sorry. How one guy can have so much more soul than the rest of us is amazing.. A truly great great singer.

Naaem Hassan

well analyzed

james johnson

@Josh York david ruffin says it out of his own mouth. He wrote it 18 years. Fact search, than post

Jeremy Hughes

Uh no. He wrote this song when he was 18.

CARAMELkimmie Kim

@Anthony C Brown thanks i read that he was in that life but fine singer

Anthony C Brown

@CARAMELkimmie Kim Ruffin was an excellent performer during a large part of his career BUT his abuse of others and drug abuse is documented and fact.

Ruffin was seen to be physically abusive towards Tammi Terrell on numerous occasions. There was even a rumor that he once struck her in the head with a hammer. David Ruffin began to spiral towards becoming a full-fledged drug addict during this time.

Earl Van Dyke of the Funk Brothers Band attested to witnessing an incident where Ruffin assaulted Terrell in the Hittsville Building (a building that housed Motown’s recording studios). He and several other male musicians intervened on Tammi’s behalf.

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Rodney Fleming

They just don't make music like this anymore.

Music Pro

https://youtu.be/ps94cd1yZ9Y

Jeremy Hughes

There is still great music. Music changes over time. It's not that this music no longer exists, it's that genre's evolve over time. Music changes and it takes a while for the change to come into its own and create a new era of great music.

Don White

The one and only Mr David Ruffin.

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