A Valentine’s day treat from Laura Veirs

Today, Laura Veirs, newly separated, releases “I Was A Fool”, the first thing she’s ever recorded herself as it flowed out of her stream-of-consciousness style on the first go with no edits.

Of the track Veirs says: “My marriage was falling apart. I was strumming my guitar and I felt a song coming on. Normally song-writing for me involves editing and fussing before the song feels ‘right’, but not this time. I grabbed my phone and recorded this song as it wrote itself — it came out this way, completely formed and realized. It’s a rare thing for this to happen to me. Rather than sitting on this song and waiting for a new album I simply had to release it, as soon as possible. I offer this up on Valentine’s Day as a balm for the broken-hearted.”

Lyrics:
I was a fool
I was a fool
Was I really loving you
In October and May
Every night and every day
I was a fool
You can’t change the way the wind blows,
You can try but everybody worth their salt knows
You can’t mess with the breeze
It just does what it pleases
I was a fool
Down on my knees
I was a fool
There again I was a fool
And I tried
To live my life free
I was a fool
I was a fool
Was I really really loving you
In October and May
Every night and every day
I was a fool
I was a fool

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