for a fool lyrics – the shins

for a fool

young and bright
but now just a dim light
off in the distance
a falling stone
following the path
of least resistance

if i still fight, it’s just that i’m
afraid i’ll slide under that spell again

taken for a fool
yes, i was because i was a fool
tell me what you do
i lost my way in shades of neither school

so many times
caught up in my head at night
with a leash and a label
if i can learn
anything from this, then i’d be like
the fox in the fable of

if i still fight, it’s just that i’m
afraid i’ll fall into that spell again

the way we used to carry on
is stuck in my head like a terrible song

taken for a fool
yes i was, and i was a fool
following their rules
guess i was a very honest tune

taken for a fool
yes i was, because i was a fool

/ the shins lyrics