Song of the Day #4,831: ‘Foolishness’ – Lucinda Williams

Here’s a track from Disc One of Lucinda Williams’ 2014 Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, her 11th studio album. The album takes its title from a poem by Miller Williams, Lucinda’s father.

I haven’t spent a lot of time with this album but I enjoy the overall vibe. It’s a whole lot of blues rock, played by an all-star lineup of session musicians.

The record won Album of the Year at the Americana Music Awards and topped Billboard’s Folk chart.

Today’s song, ‘Foolishness,’ is a diatribe against the haters, dripping with annoyance and outrage. A nice anthem for 2021, when foolishness reigns in far too many corners.

All of this foolishness in my life
All of this foolishness in my life
Don’t need it
What I do in my own time
Is none of your business and all of mine
All of this foolishness
All of this foolishness in my life

All of you liars in my life
All of you liars in my life
Don’t need you
You can talk all trash you want
But I know the truth even if you don’t
None of you liars in my life
None of you liars in my life

None of your pie in the sky
None of your pie in the sky
Don’t need it
No matter how you go or where
I ain’t gonna follow you anywhere
No one of your pie in the sky
No one of your pie in the sky

All of you fear-mongers in my life
All of you fear-mongers in my life
You can try to scare me down
But I know how to stand my own ground
None of you fear-mongers in my life
None of you fear-mongers in my life

All of this foolishness in my life
All of this foolishness in my life
What I do in my own time
Is none of your business and all of mine
None of this foolishness in my life
None of this foolishness in my life

All of this foolishness
All of you liars
All you talk about is pie in the sky
All of you feel-mongers
Foolishness
I don’t need you liars
I don’t need your pie in the sky
I don’t need your fear-mongering
I don’t need your foolishness

All of this foolishness
Is nothing but foolishness
Is nothing but foolishness
Is nothing but foolishness
Is nothing but foolishness
Is nothing but your foolishness
Is nothing but your foolishness

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,831: ‘Foolishness’ – Lucinda Williams

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    A good anthem for 2021 indeed.

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