Statue of a Fool
Will Downing Lyrics

Somewhere there should be for all the world to see
A statue of a fool made of Gold
An image of a man who let love slip through his hands
Then let it sit there all alone.

So build a statue
And oh build it high so that all can see
And inscribe the worlds greatest fool, and name it after, after me.

So build a statue
And oh build it high so that all can see
And inscribe the worlds greatest fool, and name it after me.
Oh yeah and it name it after, after me

I was a fool
I was a fool
To ever let you go oh baby
Oh girl, why
And name it after, after me
The fool the fool and name it after, after me
Alright now wont make the same mistake again, no
Statue of a fool

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Nico Shawty

david ruffin song “ statue of a fool”

J. Nelson

You sang that song beautifully brother!
the modification from stone to gold took away for the actual point of the original writer, The legendary Mr. David Ruffin. I wish you would reconsider correcting this.
That being said..... you did a great job vocally!
Aaron G. West... nailed it, in his comments!
Perhaps.... you will consider doing a remix to this Classic!

David MMD

Rinced his vocal talent on this masterpiece

Take a bow

Donna Potts

Beautiful Blessing thank you❤️🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿



Aaron G. West

Mr. Will, why change this legendary lyrical structure? David originally wrote ( A STATUE of a fool made of “STONE” ). Why would you change it to GOLD? It’s irrelevant to the humiliation of the character of this song. It is SENSELESS to create a statue of GOLD for a Disappointed FOOL. That would reverse the significance of the statue itself. It’s to make people think 🤔. Not to look 👀 CAPTIVATING & PRAISED by onlookers as GOLD.. You missed the point ENTIRELY. It’s a remake. It’s the most significant line he wrote in the 1st line of his AMAZING song. You actually felt like it would be best to change STONE to GOLD obviously. This is Ridiculous and it’s the Worst DISRESPECTFUL cover of any DECEASED legend. You should withdraw this record from existence. In honor of “DAVID RUFFIN”. 🙏🏿