Don't Be a Fool
Shawn Mendes Lyrics


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You've got my heart
But I can't let you keep it, babe
'Cause I won't be sure that I can stay
Don't waste your time
Trying to pull me in
'Cause I'm just a mess
Don't wanna fix
Just promise me one thing that you won't forget
But for now kiss me softly before I say

And don't be a fool
And wait on me darlin'
I know that you don't wanna hear this
But I'm always on the move

And don't be a fool
And say that you love me
'Cause you'll find a man
Who will stand by your side
And will be there for you

And just know that I do
Oh, I really like you, babe
And I wanna be there for you
For the rest of your days, nah
But I know that you're hurt
If we keep on doing this
So I'm sorry to end this now
But I know that it's for the best

Don't be a fool
And wait on me darlin', yeah
I know that you don't wanna hear this
But I'm always on the move, mhm

And don't be a fool, yeah
And say that you love me
'Cause you'll find a man
Who will stand by your side
And will be there for you

I don't think you'll ever understand
I don't think you'll ever understand
I know that you don't wanna hear this
But darling, please, don't be a fool

Oh, don't be a fool, yeah, yeah
And wait on me darling
I know that you don't wanna hear this
But I'm always on the move, yeah, oh

Just don't be a fool, yeah
And say that you love me, girl
'Cause you'll find a man
Who'll stand by your side
And will be there for you

And don't be a fool
And wait on me darling




I know that you don't wanna hear this
But don't be a fool

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Shawn Mendes's song "Don't Be A Fool" are about a man who is warning his potential partner not to waste their time and emotions on him. Shawn talks about how he knows she has his heart, but he can't let her keep it because he is always on the move and doesn't want to hurt her. The verses reveal that the singer is a mess and doesn't want to be fixed, which implies that he is not ready for a serious relationship.


The chorus of the song is where the warning becomes more direct. The phrase "Don't be a fool" is repeated twice, and it's clear that the singer is telling his partner not to wait for him or fall in love with him, because he won't be there for her when she needs him. He advises her to find someone who will stand by her side and be there for her.


Overall, the song is a heartfelt warning that Shawn gives to his partner to avoid getting hurt. He knows he can't fulfill her needs, and he doesn't want to lead her on, hoping she'll eventually find someone who can make her happy.


Line by Line Meaning

You've got my heart
I have given you my love


But I can't let you keep it, babe
I can't commit to you fully


'Cause I won't be sure that I can stay
I am not certain that I can remain dedicated to you


Don't waste your time
Don't try to get me to change my mind


Trying to pull me in
Convincing me to commit to you


'Cause I'm just a mess
I have a lot of personal issues to deal with


Don't wanna fix
I am not ready to work on myself


Just promise me one thing that you won't forget
Remember our time together


But for now kiss me softly before I say
Let's have a final moment together


And don't be a fool
Don't make a mistake


And wait on me darlin'
Don't waste time waiting for me


I know that you don't wanna hear this
I understand that this is difficult for you


But I'm always on the move
I am not ready to settle down


And don't be a fool
Don't make a mistake


And say that you love me
Don't make promises that can't be kept


'Cause you'll find a man
There is someone out there for you


Who will stand by your side
Who will be there for you


And will be there for you
You deserve someone who can fully commit


Oh I really like you babe
I have feelings for you


And I wanna be there for you
I want to be supportive of you


For the rest of your days
For the rest of our lives


But I know that hurt
I am aware of the pain this will cause


If we keep on doing this
If we stay in this relationship


So I'm sorry to end this now
I am sorry to break things off


But I know that it's for the best
This is what needs to happen


I don't think you'll ever understand
You may not fully comprehend


I know that you don't wanna hear this but darling don't be a fool
I understand that this is not what you want, but please don't make a mistake


And wait on me darling
Don't wait for me


Just don't be a fool, yeah
Please make the right decision


And say that you love me, girl
Don't make promises you can't keep, my dear


'Cause you'll find a man
There is someone out there for you


Who'll stand by your side
Who will be there for you


And will be there for you
You deserve someone who can fully commit


And don't be a fool
Don't make a mistake


I know that you don't wanna hear this
I understand that this is difficult for you


But don't be a fool
Please make the right decision




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Geoffrey Warburton, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes

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LYRICS:
You've got my heart
But I can't let you keep it, babe
'Cause I won't be sure that I can stay
Don't waste your time
Trying to pull me in
'Cause I'm just a mess
Don't wanna fix
Just promise me one thing that you won't forget
But for now kiss me softly before I say
And don't be a fool
And wait on me darlin'
I know that you don't wanna hear this
But I'm always on the move
And don't be a fool
And say that you love me
'Cause you'll find a man
Who will stand by your side
And will be there for you
And just know that I do
Oh I really like you babe
And I wanna be there for you
For the rest of your days
But I know that hurt
If we keep on doing this
So I'm sorry to end this now
But I know that it's for the best
Don't be a fool
And wait on me darlin'
I know that you don't wanna hear this
But I'm always on the move
And don't be a fool, yeah
And say that you love me
'Cause you'll find a man
Who will stand by your side
And will be there for you
I don't think you'll ever understand
I don't think you'll ever understand
I know that you don't wanna hear this but darling don't be a fool
And don't be a fool, yeah
And wait on me darling
I know that you don't wanna hear this
But I'm always on the move, yeah, oh
Just don't be a fool, yeah
And say that you love me, girl
'Cause you'll find a man
Who'll stand by your side
And will be there for you
And don't be a fool
And wait on me darling
I know that you don't wanna hear this
But don't be a fool



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