Tod Moses

Beautiful Fool

04:22
Tod Moses
11/01/2011
Don Henry

Story

Don Henry is another one of Tod's favorite songwriters.  Don is a Grammy winning songwriter who has penned a number of today's top Country songs, recorded by the likes of Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, and Kathy Mattea.  "When I saw Don at a "The Exit Inn" in Nashville, I had no idea that he was already getting cuts by some pretty big names but I fell in love with his songs and his own performance of them" says Tod. "I was hooked".  This song is a powerful song about MLK and his impact on a young boy.  "I especially related to this one and had to give it a shot. The world needs more beautiful fools.  Maybe if there were a few more then they wouldn't seem so foolish"

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Lyrics

Martin Luther who did you think that you were?

Appointed by some higher up

Merely mortal, your plans were unaffordable

No one wants to pay for love

 

CHORUS

Oh you beautiful fool

Swimmin' up stream, kickin' up waves

Dreams weren't meant to come true

That's why they call 'em dreams

Oh you beautiful fool

 

Walter Cronkite pre-empted Disney one night

And all us kids were so upset

We thought that you were a trouble instigator

Marchin' through our T.V. set

 

To fight a fight without a fist all human instinct puzzles this

How dare you threaten our existence

Mahatma Gandhi, Jesus Christ, history repeats itself so nice

Consistently we are resistant to love

I saw you on the black and white

With Blacks and White's applauding you

I saw you on another time

Without a sign of life in you