I'm Not A Fool



Gotta break out, find something else to do
I can't stand being stuck in here with you
I gotta have a laugh
Break into a store
Y'know I'm bored, I don't care anymore
I told our mate to keep dog eye
But he went and he told a lie
They took us down the station
They done us for theft
Now my life's in ruins
I ain't got nothing left

I'm not so ignorant, I'm not a fool
So keep your intelligence
I'm not a fool
I'm not a fool, there's nothing left
I'm not a fool, there's nothing left

Had to pay for a lawyer
Pay two hundred quid
That's a lot of money
For the silly thing that I did
People say that I'll get sent down
But I don't give a damn
Don't you try to say that I'm mad
It's just the way I am

I'm not so ignorant, I'm not a fool
So keep your intelligence
I am not a fool
I'm not a fool, there's nothing left
I'm not a fool, there's nothing left
Nothing at all !

I'm not so ignorant, I'm not a fool
So keep your intelligence
I am not a fool
I'm not a fool, there's nothing left
I'm not a fool, there's nothing left

Gotta break out, find something else to do
I can't stand being stuck in here with you
I gotta have a laugh
Break into a store
Y'know I'm bored, I don't care anymore
I told our mate to keep dog eye
But he went and he told a lie
They took us down the station
They done us for theft
Now my life's in ruins
I ain't got nothing left

I'm not so ignorant, I'm not a fool
So keep your intelligence
I am not a fool


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Music by:
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Personnel:
John Squire (guitar)
Andy Couzens (vocals)
Ian Brown (bass, backing vox)
Simon Wolstencroft (drums)

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First live performance:
The Patrol covered this Cockney Rejects song at South Trafford College, Altrincham.

Details:
Cockney Rejects formed in the East End of London in 1977. Their 1980 song, 'Oi, Oi, Oi', was the inspiration for the name of the avowedly working class and aggressively anti-establishment Oi! music genre. The Patrol covered the band's 1979 single, I'm Not A Fool, at South Trafford College, Altrincham. This was one of a handful of local Manchester venues that The Patrol performed at - others included Sale Annexe Youth Club and Hale Methodist Church - before they disbanded in 1980.


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