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Fooling Yourself

by Styx

Lyrics

You see the world through your cynical eyes
You're a troubled young man I can tell
You've got it all in the palm of your hand
But your hand's wet with sweat and your head needs a rest
full lyrics
You see the world through your cynical eyes
You're a troubled young man I can tell
You've got it all in the palm of your hand
But your hand's wet with sweat and your head needs a rest
full lyrics

Features of This Track

call and answer vocal harmony (Antiphony)
intricate melodic phrasing
demanding instrumental part writing
extensive vamping
major key tonality
electric guitar riffs
an aggressive male vocalist
prominent use of synth
acoustic rhythm guitars
political lyrics
vocal harmonies

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Comments

Lol
I don't like Styx. I LOVE STYX!
mezgola
This song is a time machine to the 70's of my mind.
conradking15
I'm twelve and I love Styx. They are AMAZING.
I feel like I'm the youngest person commenting on this. ANYWAY I love this song.
My favorite Styx tune and there are many good ones!
ive seen styx and dennis deyoung solo over the past couple of years---it just reinforced what i always knew

dennis deyoung was styx---he was much better than the band although i enjoyed them both
well said, Robb. Pandora is a gift to me and remember this song by Styx reminds me/us to not be an angry young man. Too bad the young is not as accurate as it used to be. Peace.
For those complaining about the lyrics: not Pandora's fault. It's Gracenote. If Pandora did its own service instead of using Gracenote, it would cost a lot more to operate. And as much as Gracenote sucks, it's more complete than any other music database out there.
Fooling Yourself has a great message and still holds up when done live to this day. Music does have power.
These came from the Chicago area in the 70's where the played just about every high school in the area before hitting it big.
I saw the guys recently in a small venue concert in a casino near Phoenix. Still sound as good as ever, and Chuck Pannozzo was even here with them. Dennis was the main lead singer during the heyday of the band, but Lawrence Gowan has a very similar sound. Most of the differences emerged when Dennis was going more theatrical/b r o a d w a y and Tommy and JY wanted to stay rock.As you listen to songs penned by both sides, you can hear the rift growing.
handsofmatt
Dennis is Dennis DeYoung THE true voice of the band who had to stop touring for an extended time because of health issues... as well as the normal creative disputes that seem to happen with all successful groups. He normally won over Tommy Shaw because he was right and was backed up by the other band members - still would be nice to see them all together again now that Dennis is healthy once more...
how did dennis ruin it? Who's Dennis?
this was a great band, its to bad dennis de young ruined it
Love this whole album!
where are the rest of the lyrics? maybe if i subscribed then i would get them! Jeez.
Styx has such a great sound..They put on the best light shows I ever saw in 1979 in Dallas tx
agreed brax---one of the best bands ever
great song....play it more often!!!!!
put all the words up or find another job!
not all the words. WHY?
Love the music at the start of this song.
forsett
Kinda Styx in my head when I get too big for my Levis.
one of the coolest album covers...by one of the greatest bands of all time
WTF???
where is all the lyrics?
We could all learn from this song!
gatesbunch
I thing about my frienf Bill Gray who killed himself with a drug overdose, He had so much potential as a person. Bill I miss you.
I like this song a lot.

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