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Fool's Overture van Supertramp


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Fool's Overture 

Opname :  november 1976 - januari 1977

Uitgebracht : 8 april 1977

AlbumEven In The Quietest Moments...

Schrijver.: Rick DaviesRoger Hodgson

ComponistRick DaviesRoger Hodgson

B- Kant :  nvt

Opname studio. : Ken Scott /Supertramp

Record Label : A & M records

Lengte song :  10;52

Muzikanten :

  • Roger Hodgson - piano, leadzanger, achtergrondzang

  • Dougie Thomson - basgitaar, achtergrondzang

  • Bob Siebenberg - drumstel

  • Rick Davies - synthesizer, piano, achtergrondzang

  • John Helliwell - synthesizer, tenorsaxofoon, klarinet, achtergrondzang

Succes van het nummer

NL charts :  onbekend

Top 2000 : 64 in 2012

UK charts :  onbekend

US charts :  onbekend

Album in week 27 en 28 in 1977 op nummer 1 in Nederland

Het was voor Supertramp in de Verenigde Staten het eerste gouden album (meer dan 500.000 exemplaren verkocht).



History recalls how great the fall can be
While everybody's sleeping, the boats put out to sea
Borne on the wings of time
It seemed the answers were so easy to find
"To late, " the prophets (profits) cry
The island's sinking, let's take to the sky

Called the man a fool, striped him of his pride
Everyone was laughing up until the day he died
And though the wound went deep
Still he's calling us out of our sleep
My friends, we're not alone
He waits in silence to lead us all home

So tell me that you find it hard to grow
Well I know, I know, I know
And you tell me that you've many seeds to sow
Well I know, I know, I know

Can you hear what I'm saying
Can you see the parts that I'm playing
"Holy Man, Rocker Man, Come on Queenie,
Joker Man, Spider Man, Blue Eyed Meanie"

So you found your solution
What will be your last contribution?
"Live it up, rip it up, why so lazy?
Give it out, dish it out, let's go crazy,

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