Intelligent Fool

from by Mike Vial



Intelligent Fool is an upbeat (slightly self deprecating) tune about the regrets of refusing to listening to friends' advice, especially when it comes to love.


“Intelligent Fool”

I sit and I wait
I wait and I try
To pick through excuses and all of the lies
I fell in the road as it grew cold outside

She sits and she waits, and paints her long nails
And comes up with long tales, and I eat them slow
I’m so naïve I eat them slow

I sit and I wait
I wait and I cry
Play the images [in the] back of my mind
I promise myself to avoid all of her kind

[But] she sits and she waits before she comes back again
And I’m such a fool because I let her in
My friends just shake their heads and ask themselves why

I’m such a fool
Such an intelligent fool
As I ignore the obvious clues

She sits and she waits and paints all her nails, red
And comes up with painted tales, I’ve been fed
Oh I wanted to believe them,

So I sit and I wait
I wait while she flies
Pretend she had good intentions inside
I crave attention in my life…


from Three Men Make a Tiger, track released December 7, 2007
Produced by Marshall Block @ RealiiReel Studios, Fenton, MI in 2007-2008
Mastered by Marshall Block
All vocals, guitars & mandolin by Mike Vial


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Mike Vial Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mike Vial is a singer-songwriter from Michigan. He drinks too much coffee, plays Heritage and Taylor guitars, teaches guitar lessons at Dixboro Guitar, and tries to take his dog for two walks every day between a busy gig schedule, and his baby's nap schedule. ... more

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