The Beatles — The Fool On The Hill
Album: Magical Mystery Tour
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Released: 1967
Length: 2:54
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Day after day, alone on a hill
The man with the foolish grin
Is keeping perfectly still
But nobody wants to know him
They can see that he's just a fool
And he never gives an answer

But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning round

Well on the way, head in a cloud
The man of a thousand voices
Talking perfectly loud
But nobody ever hears him
Or the sound he appears to make
And he never seems to notice

But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning round

And nobody seems to like him
They can tell what he wants to do
And he never shows his feelings

But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning round

Ohh oh-oh-oh-oh ohh-oh-oh
Round and round and round and round and round
He never listens to them
He knows that they're the fool
They don't like him

The fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning round

Ohhhh
Round and round and round and round and
Ohhhh
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Folks rarely understand how stupid they sound.
 

meatmike wrote:
Folks do understand how stupid they sound when they say they hate this, don't they?
 


Folks do understand how stupid they sound when they say they hate this, don't they?
 alexpohlenz wrote:
Please, I beg you.Do not put The Beatles on!

 
You'd be better off begging for the island of Manhattan to walk north. 
 4merdj wrote:

... mas o original é o original, cara ... {#Sunny}

 
true, but Sergio's really swings
On_The_Beach:

You clearly jinxed the US presidential election.   You extra-territorial bad boy.  
http://www.merit-times.com.tw/news_pic/20160609/624685_442641.jpg
 Steely_D wrote:

Yep. It always makes me a bit vertiginous to remember buying Sgt Pepper's when it came out and listening to the new music...

 
And getting that sheet of fake mustaches and buttons inside the album sleeve. It was my first album.
 dimar wrote:
Glad to say I grew up in the era when The Beatles were at the top of their game.  I have memories of listening to them on the radio while I ate breakfast before school.  Takes me back whenever I hear them.

 
Yep. It always makes me a bit vertiginous to remember buying Sgt Pepper's when it came out and listening to the new music...
 Skydog wrote:
i have come to like the version by Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66 better

 
... mas o original é o original, cara ... {#Sunny}
i have come to like the version by Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66 better
Glad to say I grew up in the era when The Beatles were at the top of their game.  I have memories of listening to them on the radio while I ate breakfast before school.  Takes me back whenever I hear them.
Please, I beg you.Do not put The Beatles on!
Great song, but that flute is making my ears bleed.
 jagdriver wrote:

Bullshit to your "bullshit."

When John and George didn't want to tour anymore (for several very valid reasons), they quickly figured out that they could just send Ed Sullivan, et al., some video tape. Their videos were always featured items on such variety shows, kept them current (i.e., a presence before their worldwide fans), and were groundbreaking. Just as A Hard Days Night paved the way for The Monkees a few years later, so these video "performances" paved the way for MTV and, later, YouTube.

 
"Scopitones" were 16mm films played on special jukebox-like devices, featuring recording artists in short films as early as the 1950s.
this is awful. 
again I sit here looking out at the incomparable Flatirons, connected to all moments connected by this song, this mystical musical flowering and joyous interplay of frequencies, this trippy yet sublime composition that turns in on itself in the end and begins again
 coloradojohn wrote:
I feel lucky and blessed to have been serenaded on radio and vinyl by these masters of melody and crafters of wordplay back in the day...

 
Amen to that Brother!

It stands as the perfect illustration of the zeitgeist of that moment in time
 
{#Cheers}  Sir Paul — {#Cheers}
Call the post-Beatles Sir Paul what you want--and I've called him plenty--he was a melodic genius.
I feel lucky and blessed to have been serenaded on radio and vinyl by these masters of melody and crafters of wordplay back in the day...