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Written: Melendres Street, Las Cruces NM, 1977


Knees stoleóyes, stoleóthis title from a woman he met at the Las Cruces Inn. On what was the most traditional, normal date of his life she told him that if she were ever to write a country & western tune, the title would be, ďIím Too Smart to Be This Kind of FoolĒ. He liked it too, and although he never saw her again, he fleshed out the song soon after.


Why do I worry just like a good ol boy?

Why do I treat her like sheís my favorite toy?

Jealousy is new to me,

Iíve always been so fancy free,

But she introduced me to misery

Now Iím learnin that painís

On the other side of joy.


Iím too smart to be this kind of fool

I know a lot about art

But I donít know what to do.

She tells me things that I never heard in school,

Hell Iím too smart to be this kind of fool.


Why do I need her,

I never needed anyone before

Why do I believe her an keep on askin for more?

As we roll along to the evenin song,

Makin love til the feelinís gone,

An everything I ever knew is wrong

She says ďSee ya later,Ē

An leaves me lyin on the floor.


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