Get Yourself Another Fool

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At last I've awakened to see what you've done
All I can do is pack up and run
Now I know the rules
Find yourself another fool

You said that you loved me
I was yours to command
Your kind of loving
My heart couldn't stand
You played me for a fool
Find yourself another fool

And now, now that we're through
You say you wished you'd been true
Oh, but deep down in my heart I know
Our love could never grow

And now, now that we're through
You say you wish you'd been true
Oh, but deep down in my heart I know
Our love will never grow

At last I've awakened to see what you've done
All I can do is pack up and run
Now I know the rules
Find yourself another fool
Now I know the rules
Find yourself another fool

Get Yourself Another Fool
Written byFrank Haywood & Ernest Tucker
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Produced byNick Lowe with Colin Fairley & Elvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedOctober 1984, Eden Studios, London
ReleasedJanuary 1986
AlbumsGoodbye Cruel World (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1995 (mix 3)
Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2004 (mix 1)
SinglesDon't Let Me Be Misunderstood, 1986 (mix 1)
Lovable, 1986 (mix 1)
CollectionsOut Of Our Idiot, 1987 (mix 2)
Singles, Volume 3, 2003 (mix 3)
Length4:02
NoteMix 1 begins with a three-note guitar intro, ends with a fadeout, and includes very heavy reverb on the vocals. Mix 2 retains the intro and the fadeout, but has only minimal reverb on the vocals. Mix 3 lacks the intro, includes a full ending, and features a bit more reverb than Mix 2 but much less than Mix 1.

First known performance:
October 22, 1984, London, England
Last known performance:
November 5, 2005, Cleveland, OH
     (7 known performances, 1 as a snippet)


Single: Don't Let Me Be MisunderstoodDon't Let Me Be Misunderstood UK 12" single front sleeve.jpg

Out Of Our IdiotOut Of Our Idiot album cover thumbnail.jpg

Goodbye Cruel WorldGCW album cover large.jpg

Singles, Volume 3Singles Volume 3 album cover.jpg


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