a Fool Such as I
Elvis Presley Lyrics


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Now and then there's a fool such as I
Pardon me, if I'm sentimental
When we say goodbye
Don't be angry with me should I cry
When you're gone, yet I'll dream
A little dream as years go by

Now and then there's a fool such as I (fool such as I)
Now and then there's a fool such as I am over you

You taught me how to love
And now you say that we are through
I'm a fool, but I'll love you dear
Until the day I die

Now and then there's a fool such as I

Now and then there's a fool such as I
Now and then there's a fool such as I am over you
You taught me how to love
And now you say that we are through
I'm a fool, but I'll love you dear
Until the day I die
Now and then there's a fool such as I (fool such as I)
Now and then there's a fool such as I
Now and then there's a fool such as I





Now and then there's a fool such as I

Overall Meaning

Elvis Presley's "A Fool Such As I" is a love song that reflects the emotions one experiences after a breakup. The lyrics describe the feelings of a man who has been taught how to love by his partner, and who is now heartbroken after she has ended their relationship. The song opens with the lines "Now and then there's a fool such as I/Pardon me if I'm sentimental/When we say goodbye/Don't be angry with me should I cry." These lines refer to the fact that sometimes, even the strongest of people can become emotional and cry when they are forced to say goodbye to someone they love.


The song continues with the lines, "When you're gone, yet I'll dream/A little dream as years go by." These lines reflect the idea that even though the man's partner has left him, he will still continue to dream about her and think about her, even as years go by. The chorus then repeats the opening lines, emphasizing the idea that the man feels like a "fool" for caring so much about his former partner.


The lyrics then say, "You taught me how to love/And now you say that we are through/I'm a fool, but I'll love you dear/Until the day I die." These lines underscore the man's love for his former partner, and the fact that he still loves her even though she has ended their relationship. The song concludes with the chorus repeating the opening lines once again, driving home the idea that even strong, confident people can become "fools" for love.


Line by Line Meaning

Now and then there's a fool such as I
Occasionally, there are people who act foolishly like me


Pardon me, if I'm sentimental
Please forgive me if I become emotional


When we say goodbye
When we part ways


Don't be angry with me should I cry
Please don't be upset if I shed tears


When you're gone, yet I'll dream
Even after you leave, I'll still have sweet dreams


A little dream as years go by
I'll hold onto the hope of our reunion as time passes


You taught me how to love
You showed me how to have deep affection for someone


And now you say that we are through
You informed me that our relationship has ended


I'm a fool, but I'll love you dear
I may be foolish, but my love for you is genuine


Until the day I die
My love for you will last until I pass away


Now and then there's a fool such as I (fool such as I)
From time to time, there are people like me who act foolishly


Now and then there's a fool such as I am over you
From time to time, there are people like me who are consumed with love for you


Now and then there's a fool such as I
Occasionally, there are people who act foolishly like me




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: William Marvin Trader

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@muslimsquranworld

Love his cheekbones ❤❤

@petehanuszak4318

Elvis 1959 1 Of His Greatest Songs.

@Jasonkarl12

Pardon me 🎶 No one beats the King

@LuisLopez-xx2db

Without none doubt , this song is the better of Elvis Presley , mainly for the melody.

@ianreader611

What amazing singer and talent Elvis was that he will forever remain the King of rock n roll !

@lindaeasley5606

An overlooked Elvis hit. It is one of my favorites

@marcelle12168

Not overlooked don’t get that

@jakubmaszkowski2538

Mega true. Mega overlooked hit

@tp7hero

How can it be overlooked, if it is one of 30 #1 hits out of nearly 1000 Elvis songs?... 🙄

@iskandartaib

@TP7 Hero I've heard this dozens of times - it was the closing number on "A Prairie Home Companion" on NPR. Had no idea it was from Elvis, though.. 😁

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