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Foolish Games

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You took your coat off and stood in the rain, 
You were always crazy like that 
I watched from my window, 
always felt I was outside looking in on you 
You were always the mysterious one 
with dark eyes and careless hair, 
You were fashionably sensitive, but too cool to care 
Then you stood in my doorway, with nothing to say 
besides some comment on the weather 
Well in case you failed to notice, 
In case you failed to see, 
This is my heart bleeding before you, 
This is me down on my knees

These foolish games are tearing me apart 
You thoughtless words are breaking my heart 
You're breaking my heart

You were always brilliant in the morning 
Smoking your cigarettes, talking over coffee 
You philosophies on art, Baroque moved you, 
You loved Mozart and you'd speak of your loved ones 
As I clumsily strummed my guitar 
You'd teach me of honest things 
Things that were daring, things that were clean 
Things that knew what an honest dollar did mean 
So I hid my soiled hands behind my back 
Somewhere along the line I must've gone off track with you 
Excuse me, think I've mistaken you for somebody else 
Somebody who gave a damn, 
Somebody more like myself

These foolish games are tearing me apart 
You thoughtless words are breaking my heart 
You're breaking my heart

You took off your coat and stood in the rain 
You were always crazy like that

Foolish Games (Album Version)
Written byJewel
Produced byBen Keith
Arranged byCharlotte Caffey & Jewel
Engineered byJohn Nowland and Tim Mulligan
Mixed byJohn Nowland and Tim Mulligan
Mixed atRedwood Digital
MusiciansCharlotte Caffey - Piano
RecordedRedwood Digital at Broken Arrow Ranch, Woodside, CA
AlbumsPieces of You, 1995
SinglesYou Were Meant for Me (US Single), 1996
Again and Again (Australian Single), 2006
Rolling Stone Original EP, 2006
The Greatest Hits Remixed, 2013
VideosJewel: The Essential Live Songbook, 2008

Alternate versions

Foolish Games (Radio Edit)
Performed byJewel
Produced byPeter Collins
String arrangementRichard Benbow and Simon Warner
Engineered byJohn Holbrook
Mixed byJohn Holbrook
MusiciansJewel - vocal, Omar Hakim - Drums, Craig Young - Bass, Tim Pierce - Guitar, Robbie Buchanan - Piano
Recorded April 5, 1997
AlbumsGreatest Hits, 2013
SinglesFoolish Games (Australian Single), 1998
Foolish Games (German Single), 1998
Down So Long (Japanese Single), 1999
SoundtracksBatman & Robin, 1997
Various Artists collectionsVH-1 Crossroads, 1996

PoY album cover.jpg
You Were Meant for Me (US Single) cover.jpg
Foolish Games (Australian Single)
Foolish Games (German Single)
Down So Long (Japanese Single) cover.jpg
VH-1 Crossroads (album)
Batman & Robin (album)
Again and Again (Australian Single)
Rolling Stone Original EP
Jewel: The Essential Live Songbook (video)
Greatest Hits album cover.jpg
The Greatest Hits Remixed