Song Name: Fool's Gold

Songwriter: Gene Mills

Copyright: 2008

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Lyrics:

Fool's Gold
Written by Gene Mills
2008 Heart Pine Music
Guitar, vocals: Gene Mills; Mandolin, harmony vocal: Steve Smith; Banjo: Bill Evans; Bass: Missy Raines

I was looking for love
that wouldn't tarnish or rust,
that'd never lose its shine or crumble into dust
I thought I'd found gold when I found you
but I found out that I was just a fool

Fool's gold, shines just as bright
looks just as pretty
when you hold it to the light
but you look a little deeper
and you see that it's not real
Fool's gold-your heart is made of steel

I never could be fooled
My eye was always true
At least that's how it was until it came to you
But you made me see I'm not so smart
'cause what you see
don't always show what's in the heart

Fool's gold, shines just as bright
looks just as pretty
when you hold it to the light
But the man who leaves it be
is the one who's wise
Fool's gold-I fell for all your lies

Now we're living out a bargain
I don't remember making
I do all the giving, you do all the taking
But a promise never made
is one that doesn't bind
and now I'm bound to leave this one behind

Fool's gold, shines just as bright
looks just as pretty
when you hold it to the light
But even though it shines
it's just a pretty stone
Fool's gold-it's better left alone
Fool's gold-it's just a worthless stone