Moon Bit Fool
Omar Lyrics


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You can make my coffin from the finest wood
Polish it up and make it look real good
Take a little brass plate
On it say: "He was a moon bit fool
Till his dyin' day"

I'm a moon bit fool
Well, I'm a moon bit fool
No matter what I do
Well, I'm a moon bit fool
When I lose my cool
I break the rules
I'm a moon bit fool

You can dress me up in a red silk suit
Give me a million now for spending loot
See me next week I'll be a ragged man
I let a cool million slip through my hands

I'm a moon bit fool
Well, I'm a moon bit fool
No matter what I do
Well, I'm a moon bit fool
When I lose my cool
I break the rules
I'm a moon bit fool

You can get mad you can raise a fuzz
Lose your religion you can scream and cuss




Cry cry cry till you start a flood
But I won't change cause it's in my blood

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Omar & The Howlers's song Moon Bit Fool talks about the singer's self-awareness that despite all the riches and fame he may acquire, he will remain a fool. The beginning of the song phrases the idea of a coffin from the finest wood, polished and decorated with a brass plate that declares his foolishness till his dying day. The song expresses an underlying message about the singer's acceptance of his fate, and he would never change his foolishness because it's in his blood. The chorus emphasizes the idea of being a fool with the repetition of lines "I'm a moon bit fool, no matter what I do, when I lose my cool, I break the rules, I'm a moon bit fool."


In the second verse, the singer talks about acquiring all the worldly possessions and burning them off as quickly as he acquires them. Despite having a million dollars to spend as he pleases, he confesses he will end up as a ragged man. Even with such a realization, the singer sings with resignation, acknowledging that he will remain a foolish person, and it's not up to him to change his nature. The last verse seems to highlight the futility of people trying to change him, even if they scream or cry, it would not matter because being a moon bit fool is already in his blood.


Overall, the song's message is that some people thrive in foolishness, and even with all the riches and the world's acceptance, they would remain foolish.


Line by Line Meaning

You can make my coffin from the finest wood
I don't really care about what people do with my body after I die.


Polish it up and make it look real good
If someone must bury me, I'd rather my coffin look nice.


Take a little brass plate
He is referring to a nameplate that will be attached to his coffin.


On it say: "He was a moon bit fool Till his dyin' day"
The nameplate inscription will read that he was a foolish person his whole life, and he never changed.


I'm a moon bit fool
He acknowledges that he's foolish.


Well, I'm a moon bit fool
He repeats that he's foolish and will always be so.


No matter what I do
No matter how much he tries to be clever, he'll always be foolish.


When I lose my cool
Whenever he gets angry, he behaves stupidly.


I break the rules
He often disobeys rules or does things against his better judgment.


You can dress me up in a red silk suit
Even if he dresses well or is surrounded by wealth, he'll still be foolish.


Give me a million now for spending loot
Even if he gets a large sum of money, he'll still be foolish with it.


See me next week I'll be a ragged man
He's saying that even if he were given a lot of money, he'd end up wasting it and being poor again soon after.


I let a cool million slip through my hands
He lost a lot of money because of his foolish actions.


You can get mad you can raise a fuzz
Others can be upset with him, argue, or fight, but he won't change.


Lose your religion you can scream and cuss
Even if someone is so angry that they abandon their religious beliefs or swear, he'll still be foolish.


Cry cry cry till you start a flood
Others' tears and emotions won't move him to change.


But I won't change cause it's in my blood
He's saying that his foolishness is an inherent part of him that he can't change.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: KENT DYKES, R.S. FIELD

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