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Cinderella - Nobody's Fool


Cinderella - Nobody's Fool - Meaning of the song


This was Cinderella's first hit. They were a Philadelphia-based band led by Tom Keifer (vocal) and Jeff LeBar (lead guitar). The group signed to Mercury Records after Jon Bon Jovi saw them perform.

Tom Keifer wrote this and all of Cinderella's other hits. He had a knack for writing power-ballads that he delivered with a sincerity rarely found in the Hair Bands of the '80s and early '90s. In this song, he feels used and mistreated by a girl, and is determined to leave her behind. He hints that she may have been a groupie or someone attracted to his wealth:

"I scream my heart out, just to make a dime, and with that dime I bought your love but now I've changed my mind."

Tom Keifer explains:

"That song, that's something I think everyone can relate to. In life there is the falling in love, and then there's the falling out of love. There are songs for both experiences, and 'Nobody's Fool' is certainly the song for the falling out of love experience. And I would say that was not written for any one particular person. I'd been through that several times prior to writing that song. A lot of times, the emotions of songs are cumulative. That's not one particular experience, but the culmination of many."


Nobody's Fool - Lyrics


I count the falling tears They fall before my eyes Seems like a thousand years Since we broke the ties I call you on the phone But never get a rise So sit there all alone It's time you realize I'm not your fool Nobody's fool Nobody's foooool I'm no fooool Nobody's fool Nobody's fool Never again no no You take your road I'll take mine, The paths have both been beaten Searchin' for a change of pace Life needs to be sweetened I scream my heart out just to make a dime And with that dime I bought your love But now I've changed my mind I'm not your fool Nobody's fool Nobody's fool I'm no fool Nobody's fool Nobody's fool Never again no no I count the falling tears They fall before my eyes Seems like a thousand years since we broke the ties I'm not your fool Nobody's fool Nobody's fool I'm no fool Nobody's fool Nobody's fool I'm not your fool Nobody's fool Nobody's fool I'm no fool Nobody's fool Nobody's fool Nobody's fool Nobody's fool Nobody's fool Nobody's fool Nobody's fool Nobody's fool


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