1. Beautiful Fool

From the recording Beautiful Fool


Martin Luther who did you think that you were?Appointed by some higher upMerely mortal, your plans were unaffordableNo one wants to pay for love CHORUSOh you beautiful foolSwimmin up stream, kickin' up wavesDreams weren't meant to come trueThat's why they call 'em dreamsOh you beautiful fool Walter Cronkite pre-empted Disney one nightAnd all us kids were so upsetWe thought that you were a trouble instigatorMarchin' through our T.V. set (chorus) BRIDGETo fight a fight without a fist all human instinct puzzles thisHow dare you threaten our existenceMahatma Gandhi, Jesus Christ, history repeats itself so niceConsistently we are resistant to love I saw you on the black and whiteWith Blacks and White's applauding youI saw you on another timeWithout a sign of life in you(chorus)