Fool Who Fell In Love

Posted by: PeterF

Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/26/21 07:04 PM

Fool Who Fell In Love

A pop/rock song about a a guy & a girl......

Leon - Lyric & Vocal
Janice Merritt - Backing vocal
Me - Lead Guitars

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Fool Who Fell In Love

The wind is blowing hard, the trees all sway
My mind drifts back to yesterday
Rain drumming hard on an old tin roof
Young enough to think I was bullet-proof

Who was I fooling?
Who did I think I was?
It was only me, destined to be
Just another fool who fell in love

The wind was blowing hard when I first kissed her
Touched her hair and looked into her eyes
I had no idea what I’d started
Tears I eventually would cry

Who was I fooling?
Who did I think I was?
It was only me, destined to be
Just another fool who fell in love

I imagined I was not the kind to settle down
Dreamed about a life upon the road
She said I understand, I feel it too
I have this urge to up and go

Who was I fooling?
Who did I think I was?
That was me, destined to be
Just another fool who fell in love

Looked out through the window at the airport
Her plane leapt off the ground and sought the sky
I saw it just before she turned to leave
That faraway look in her eye

Who was I fooling?
Knew the answer if I said ‘please stay’
It was only me, destined to be
Just another fool who fell in love
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/27/21 03:12 AM

Peter / Leon / Janice,

What a great pop song! This one really stays with you - awesome chorus!

All I can say is EXCELLENT!

Bob
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/27/21 10:21 AM

Leon & Peter,

A Cool Pop song! Can't help but sing along with that chorus by the end.
A good write.

Nice production. The combination of held guitar and jangle guitar works. Good bass punch. The drop is nice.

Leon's vocals are always crisp and clear. Janice's harmony tucks in there nicely.

Really nice leads and fills.

fj
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/27/21 11:48 AM

Peter, Leon & Janice,

A surprising and refreshing change of style; you really capture the pop-rock single sound.
I like the scene-setting first verse:

The wind is blowing hard, the trees all sway
My mind drifts back to yesterday
Rain drumming hard on an old tin roof
Young enough to think I was bullet-proof

The chorus is very catchy,nicely harmonised by Janice;Leon`s vocals energetic and clear throughout and Peter`s guitar fills polished and perfect for the song.
Well done!

Robert
Posted by: dcuny

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/27/21 08:24 PM

Far too many books on lyric writing say one should avoid cliche lines like "fool in love".

This song proves them wrong. wink

Catchy, and apologetically loud.

Fun listen!
Posted by: Deej56

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/27/21 08:49 PM

Peter,

Well, I wasn’t quite expecting that opening—a pleasant surprise. Not sure why this reminds me of early R.E.M. but it does. Yeah, it totally does. Love the sound of this one. Production wise, some really nice touches here. I’m on the fence as to where the vocal is sitting—I’m curious to see what others think. At times I think it’s a bit muted and too far back—but the more I listen to it, I’m thinking it’s just right. Dunno. Love those harmonies on the chorus. Cool tune, folks.

All my best to you each,

Deej
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/28/21 03:07 AM

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Peter / Leon / Janice,

What a great pop song! This one really stays with you - awesome chorus!

All I can say is EXCELLENT!

Bob


Appreciate the review Bob.

Peter
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/28/21 08:07 AM

Another catchy pop-rock classic! You really can write simple lyrics that touch my heart, I wish I could write less complicated stories like this with a nice bridge that reveals the (melancholy) "highlight". Excellent intro and then the great band starts rocking and pleasant vocals singing.
That solo guitar at the end is yet again superb.

Janne
Posted by: vicarn

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/28/21 09:17 AM

Hi Peter.
Effective song. I think the vocals need upping a bit as they're getting a little lost in the background guitars.

Vic
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/28/21 06:43 PM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Leon & Peter,

A Cool Pop song! Can't help but sing along with that chorus by the end.
A good write.

Nice production. The combination of held guitar and jangle guitar works. Good bass punch. The drop is nice.

Leon's vocals are always crisp and clear. Janice's harmony tucks in there nicely.

Really nice leads and fills.

fj


Thanks floyd, appreciate the review.

Peter
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/29/21 03:13 AM

Very different from what I'm used to hearing from you guys! I like it, great groove, lots of energy.

Nice change in mood at 3:20, and I can really hear Janice do her cool thing during that part, she seems a bit buried in the mix for the rest of the song (for my tastes).

Good vocal from Leon, and good write.

Lovely playing as per usual, Peter, nice fills and great outro solo.

Good song guys and gal, enjoyed!
Posted by: BabuMusic

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/29/21 05:56 AM

SOLID sound. Good write. Peter, Leon, Janice, you have such gifted talent, and when you combine it you really create some magic. I really enjoy your playing, Peter. Wish you lived nearby and we could jam. This song is polished to a fine shine. You have the mix perfect for the style, but I would prefer to hear the vocals a bit more upfront.
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/29/21 02:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Peter, Leon & Janice,

A surprising and refreshing change of style; you really capture the pop-rock single sound.
I like the scene-setting first verse:

The wind is blowing hard, the trees all sway
My mind drifts back to yesterday
Rain drumming hard on an old tin roof
Young enough to think I was bullet-proof

The chorus is very catchy,nicely harmonised by Janice;Leon`s vocals energetic and clear throughout and Peter`s guitar fills polished and perfect for the song.
Well done!

Robert


Thanks Robert.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/29/21 02:09 PM

Originally Posted By: dcuny
Far too many books on lyric writing say one should avoid cliche lines like "fool in love".

This song proves them wrong. wink

Catchy, and apologetically loud.

Fun listen!


Appreciate the listen David.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/29/21 02:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Deej56
Peter,

Well, I wasn’t quite expecting that opening—a pleasant surprise. Not sure why this reminds me of early R.E.M. but it does. Yeah, it totally does. Love the sound of this one. Production wise, some really nice touches here. I’m on the fence as to where the vocal is sitting—I’m curious to see what others think. At times I think it’s a bit muted and too far back—but the more I listen to it, I’m thinking it’s just right. Dunno. Love those harmonies on the chorus. Cool tune, folks.

All my best to you each,

Deej


Thanks Deej - given the comments on the vocal I've uploaded a new mix nudging up the vocals a touch.

Peter
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/30/21 09:17 AM

I loved this tune. It started out and gave me a 80 vibe then slipped into a very cool rock/pop tune. Super vocal Leon and very tasteful harmonies. Very neat hook in this song. I will be humming the melody for the rest of the day. Guitar was excellent Peter. Well done..
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/30/21 05:10 PM

Originally Posted By: jannesan
Another catchy pop-rock classic! You really can write simple lyrics that touch my heart, I wish I could write less complicated stories like this with a nice bridge that reveals the (melancholy) "highlight". Excellent intro and then the great band starts rocking and pleasant vocals singing.
That solo guitar at the end is yet again superb.

Janne


Janne thanks very much for the kind words glad you liked the song.

Peter
Posted by: Rustyspoon#

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 04/30/21 06:00 PM

Peter & Leon & Janice
Fun and unexpected tune! Sounds like a fusion of Old school pop rock and K-pop. Solid composition and performance! I liked the rest/drift at 3:25 and tensioning of Peter solo winding into the end. I do think Janice is a bit quiet on this, I would bring her vocals up...maybe in some places. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.
Posted by: jptjptjpt

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/01/21 10:03 AM

Good track. Good work to all. I love the background vocals mixed in well with the lead. Nice use of the band too. I like it. Good POP song.
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/01/21 10:42 AM


Great job everyone.

This sounds awesome!
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/01/21 11:13 AM

Peter, Leon and Janice,

It's 4:00 a.m. in Melbourne right now. This really made me open my eyes.

Brilliant... Brilliant... Brilliant.

I love EVERYTHING about this write and it's presentation.

► Spectacular intro

► Such a memorable melody

► Totally engaging lyrics

► Super, super, super production

► Leon's writing and singing shines

► Peter's guitar playing is *chef's kiss*



► Janice's backing is the perfect icing for such a prize-winning cake

I congratulate you all on a wonderful listen and really fine entertainment.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/01/21 06:06 PM

Originally Posted By: vicarn
Hi Peter.
Effective song. I think the vocals need upping a bit as they're getting a little lost in the background guitars.

Vic


Thanks Vic - have made an adjustment to the vocal.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/02/21 02:20 PM

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Very different from what I'm used to hearing from you guys! I like it, great groove, lots of energy.

Nice change in mood at 3:20, and I can really hear Janice do her cool thing during that part, she seems a bit buried in the mix for the rest of the song (for my tastes).

Good vocal from Leon, and good write.

Lovely playing as per usual, Peter, nice fills and great outro solo.

Good song guys and gal, enjoyed!



Thanks Dave.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/03/21 12:08 AM

Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
SOLID sound. Good write. Peter, Leon, Janice, you have such gifted talent, and when you combine it you really create some magic. I really enjoy your playing, Peter. Wish you lived nearby and we could jam. This song is polished to a fine shine. You have the mix perfect for the style, but I would prefer to hear the vocals a bit more upfront.


Thanks Marty. A jam is only a Dropbox away!

Peter
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/03/21 11:25 AM

Thanks for the harmony mentions.

It was a pleasure to be invited in on this!

Janice
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/03/21 01:07 PM

Peter, you had me from the first measure. Everything I would have said already has been said. All I can say is WOW this is absolutely fantastic. Great vocal, harmonies, backing tracks and mix.
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/03/21 04:44 PM

I'm a sucker for nostalgic love songs. Good lyrics.

I especially like the melody and lyrics of the chorus. Sticks with you, you know.

Aces guitar work. Love that ending.
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/03/21 05:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Scott C
I loved this tune. It started out and gave me a 80 vibe then slipped into a very cool rock/pop tune. Super vocal Leon and very tasteful harmonies. Very neat hook in this song. I will be humming the melody for the rest of the day. Guitar was excellent Peter. Well done..


Thanks a lot Scott.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/04/21 12:55 AM

Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Peter & Leon & Janice
Fun and unexpected tune! Sounds like a fusion of Old school pop rock and K-pop. Solid composition and performance! I liked the rest/drift at 3:25 and tensioning of Peter solo winding into the end. I do think Janice is a bit quiet on this, I would bring her vocals up...maybe in some places. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.



Thanks Misha
Never listened to K-pop.....I was actually thinking a bit of The Who when I wrote the song.

Peter
Posted by: TuneMonger

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/04/21 10:25 AM

Great storytelling tune. Great guitar throughout. I like how you "brought it down" for the next to last verse. That was a nice effect. Excellent work.
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/05/21 04:51 AM

Originally Posted By: jptjptjpt
Good track. Good work to all. I love the background vocals mixed in well with the lead. Nice use of the band too. I like it. Good POP song.


Thanks a lot.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/05/21 04:52 AM

Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Great job everyone.

This sounds awesome!


Thanks David.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/06/21 06:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Noel96
Peter, Leon and Janice,

It's 4:00 a.m. in Melbourne right now. This really made me open my eyes.

Brilliant... Brilliant... Brilliant.

I love EVERYTHING about this write and it's presentation.

► Spectacular intro

► Such a memorable melody

► Totally engaging lyrics

► Super, super, super production

► Leon's writing and singing shines

► Peter's guitar playing is *chef's kiss*



► Janice's backing is the perfect icing for such a prize-winning cake

I congratulate you all on a wonderful listen and really fine entertainment.

All the best,
Noel


Thanks Noel you are too kind. We all really appreciate the review.

Peter
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/07/21 01:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
I'm a sucker for nostalgic love songs. Good lyrics.

I especially like the melody and lyrics of the chorus. Sticks with you, you know.

Aces guitar work. Love that ending.


Thanks Scott

Peter

Originally Posted By: MarioD
Peter, you had me from the first measure. Everything I would have said already has been said. All I can say is WOW this is absolutely fantastic. Great vocal, harmonies, backing tracks and mix.


Thanks Mario

Peter
Posted by: Guitarhacker

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/07/21 05:03 PM

Man.... What a good song. I like to listen before I read the credits.
I was thinking this really sounds like the LA Hard Rock style.... And lo and behold, it was. That chorus reminds me of something but I can't place it. No matter, your chorus is good as is the whole song.

Good job to everyone involved. I was wondering if that was maybe your sister on bgv.... Janice.... Should have known.

Totally enjoyed it.
Posted by: VideoTrack

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/09/21 04:07 AM

The 'team' sure did a great job of delivering this.

Clever lyrics, and great backing arrangements.
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/10/21 05:51 AM

Thanks again to all who commented on my small part in this great song! And to both Peter and Leon for writing it and inviting me to sing on it.

Janice
Posted by: Tangmo

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/11/21 06:26 PM

Sweetly heavy backing. All those rhythm instruments played so well together, and the vocals joined in convincingly. Nice cool-down and ramp back up. Peter's guitars gave that extra voice to the band. Much enjoyed this.
Posted by: Derochette

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/15/21 12:47 PM

Hi PeterF,

Nice composition. Personally, I find the lead guitar too far back (except in the last part) because it is rich in variations. The voices are impeccable. The whole is pleasant. Great collaborative work.

Kindly regard
Derochette
alias JaniJackFlash
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Fool Who Fell In Love - 05/15/21 06:58 PM

Nice write!

Moto