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Foolin' Myself

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I've been meaning to say this for awhile, but I want to make sure I get this in. As I have gotten older, what an amazing song "Foolin' Myself" has become to my ears! Oh, I always liked it, no doubts there, but it has zoomed up the ladder to one of my favorites by Eric. Don't know if it is because I lived it awhile ago or my ears have gotten more mature, but just incredible!

 

 

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Kirk   

I've always said it's better than ABM, even though it owes inspiration to that song.  Might be heresy, but that's MHO.

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When I met Eric during the Dirty Dancing tour, I told him that I was a huge fan and all the standard stuff that you babble...  when I told him that I loved Foolin’ Myself, he said, “Now I know you’re kidding me”...Seems that he didn’t have a very high impression of this song...

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Kirk   

I think it that comment was probably similar to his comment about "You Too Me All The Way".  He said if he'd never written GATW it would have been a fine song, but, it was too much of a rip-off for him to get excited about after doing GATW.  I'm betting his comment about "Foolin' Myself" is in a similar vein because of ABM...JMHO.

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James   

I don´t see "Foolin Myself" as even close to being a wrip off of ABM. Both are ballads, both have nice instrumental interludes, but very different songs, IMHO.

I´m with Kirk, I love Foolin Myself, even more than ABM.

Fooling Myself is in the discussion of Eric Carmen´s best songs.

James

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elle4ec   
On 12/14/2018 at 0:38 AM, blackhawkpat said:

I've been meaning to say this for awhile, but I want to make sure I get this in. As I have gotten older, what an amazing song "Foolin' Myself" has become to my ears! Oh, I always liked it, no doubts there, but it has zoomed up the ladder to one of my favorites by Eric. Don't know if it is because I lived it awhile ago or my ears have gotten more mature, but just incredible!

 

 

I agree, Pat. “Foolin’ Myself” is such an incredible song, and the older I get, the more I appreciate the beauty of the tone of desperation in the lyrics and Eric’s complimentary emotional vocals. As you said, when you’ve lived the lyrics (and I’ve lived the lyrics, too), the song becomes even more unforgettable...

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