The Fools of May

from by Butch Young

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It's a story line
As old as time
Wanting a love
That can't be mine
Even the sun
Needs a reason
Sometimes to come out and shine

The Fools of May
Are coming on to play
To play
The Fools of May
Jumped up upon the stage

Like their saddest song
When you were young
Made you want to sing along
The Man in the Moon
Is pining for you
When he feels alone the dark

The Fools of May
Are coming on to play
To play
The Fools of May
Jumped up upon the stage

Sometimes you can'y help feeling
Like the foolish one
Nobody loves you, honey
Like a fool in love

Now it's time to go
Play your role
In your slow-mo picture show
Look how the stars
Are finding it hard
Tonight to summon a spark

The Fools of May
Are warming up the stage
The stage
The Fools of May

c. 2016 Butch Young BMI


from Mercury Man, track released January 15, 2016
c. 2016 Butch Young BMI

Butch Young: vocals, piano, acoustic guitar & midi instruments: (strings and horns)

Matt Lee: electric & slide guitar

Pat Hayes: bass & backing vocals

Drums: Daniel Stone

Tenielle Hayes: piano

Charlene Warren: backing vocals

Paul Acerno: Chimes



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Butch Young Los Angeles, California

Butch Young serves up an idiosyncratic brand of Britpop, alternately exuberant and melancholic, by turns Baroque, Bubblegum and bittersweet. With characters conjured from the biblical, interplanetary, mythological and hallucinatory realms. Featuring principal collaborator Matt Lee on electric guitar and bass. ... more

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