Sam Cooke — Fool's Paradise lyrics

I often think off the live I've led
And oh, it's a wonder, I ain't dead
Drinking and gambling, staying out all night
Living is a fool's paradise

My mother told me and my father told me too
Said my child, it's all catch up with you
Drinking and gambling, staying out all night
Living in a fool's paradise

Though I've learned my lesson
Like all fools I've met
Oh, I've learned things in this life
That I haven't forgotten yet

My father told me, my mother said it right
Said my son, you're ruining your life
Drinking and gambling, staying out all night
Living in a fool's paradise

Oh yeah, living in a fool's paradise
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Songwriters: ELFMAN, DANNY
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