A Musical Note: The Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes

In honor of Friday the 13th, I thought I’d like to twist it up a bit.

“What a Fool Believes” is a song written by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. The best known version was recorded by The Doobie Brothers for their 1978 album Minute by Minute (with McDonald singing lead vocals and Michael Jackson backing voice).

I was fortunate to find this particular video.  The music is crisp and the video clear.

Please enjoy, What a Fool Believes” by The Doobie Brothers:

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5 responses to “A Musical Note: The Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes

  1. Well, this was something. I have to get the lyrics though to find out what they were singing. But how many guitars? three, plus organ and piano, and three drummers. Gotta do my research for the day. I’ll start with the lyrics. Thank you, Richard.

  2. Michael McDonald/Kenny Loggins

    He came from somewhere back in her long ago
    The sentimental fool don`t see
    Tryin` hard to recreate
    What had yet to be created once in her life

    She musters a smile
    For his nostalgic tale
    Never coming near what he wanted to say
    Only to realize
    It never really was

    She had a place in his life
    He never made her think twice
    As he rises to her apology
    Anybody else would surely know
    He`s watching her go

    But what a fool believes he sees
    No wise man has the power to reason away
    What seems to be
    Is always better than nothing
    And nothing at all keeps sending him…

    Somewhere back in her long ago
    Where he can still believe there`s a place in her life
    Someday, somewhere, she will return

    She had a place in his life
    He never made her think twice
    As he rises to her apology
    Anybody else would surely know
    He`s watching her go

    But what a fool believes he sees
    No wise man has the power to reason away
    What seems to be
    Is always better than nothing
    There`s nothing at all
    But what a fool believes he sees

  3. It used to be seeing is believing. My daughter informed me that current dogma is believing is seeing.
    I’m not a fool though, I know they aren’t simply the opposites of one another….

  4. I would like to know what is going on in your mind when you come up with some of these. Would make an interesting character study, perhaps?

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