Life's Greatest Fool

written by Gene Clark

 

G             D            C           Am
Some walk out winners  of those who've lost
G         D           C
Can it be said at any price this is the cost
G       D           C         Am
Hard is perception easier is blame
G                 D        C     D             G
Is this the only life  for everyone  is it the same
G        D     C       Am
Children laugh and run away
G            D              C
While others look into the darkness of the day
G                 D    C             Am
Some streets are easy while some are cruel
G              D           C      D               G
Could these be reasons why man is life's greatest fool
D                    A
Do you believe when you're all alone
C                        G
You held the key to your destiny gone
D              A
Do you believe deep in your soul
C                       G              A     D
That too much loneliness makes you grow old

SOLO

G            D      C                 Am
Words can be empty though filled with sound
G               D        C
Stoned numb and drifting hard to be profound
G              D         C         Am
Formed out of pleasure chiseled by pain
G         D           C       D            G
Never the highest and not the last one to gain
D                    A
Do you believe when you're all alone
C                        G
You held the key to your destiny gone
D              A
Do you believe deep in your soul
C                       G              A     D
That too much loneliness makes you grow old

 

Copyright @ 1974 Irving Music Inc.(BMI)
From the "No Other" LP Asylum Records 1974