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Fool's Gold Lyrics

I’m like a crow on a wire
You’re the shining distraction that makes me fly
I’m like a boat on the water
You’re the raise on the waves that calm my mind
Oh every time
And I know in my heart you’re not a constant star

And yeah I’ve let you...


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    Jun 18th, 2015 6:39pm report

    I personally think fools gold is about a guy who fell for a girl but yet he knows that she is playing him and doesnt feel the same way, since fools gold is literally a rock which tricks people into thinking they found gold. So shes fooling him into thinking he found love


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    Jun 15th, 2017 6:03am report

    It's about Louis


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    Nov 14th, 11:17pm report

    I think this is about a girl using this guy just for attention or maybe even other things . But what the guy doesn't know is that he really had feelings for this girl and she just used him. Just like that.


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    Feb 4th, 2019 2:06pm report

    In my opinion Fool's Gold, is about a love, where the boy or the girl, has fallen for whoever, and even though they keep getting hurt and are aware that its not love as true love, they still go after he person and risk being hurt.
    The song could also be about a girl who fakes liking them


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    Jan 24th, 2019 1:44am report

    This song reminds me of Niall Horan and Kristin Klingshirn. I heard a recording from the Bert Show where she speaks of the night she attended their concert. Her story is very similar to the lyrics.


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    Apr 12th, 2018 4:05pm report

    I feel like the meaning of this song may be selective to each individual.
    It relates very personally to me in that, no matter how’s often the other person gives reason indicating they don’t love the same way, it doesn’t really matter because you can’t stop loving them. They’re like a drug you can’t escape. Sometimes, when it’s convenient for them, they’ll treat you like a prize. They’ll be good to you until it no longer benefits them and they disappear again, and you know what they’re doing when they come back, but it doesn’t matter because you’re not done falling yet.
    This song to me is the ultimate form of heartbreak. The kind that leave a you questioning why you aren’t good enough, they one that leaves you wrestled and confused.


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    Jul 12th, 2017 7:36pm report

    And yeah, I let you use me from the day that we first met
But I'm not done yet, falling for your fool's gold
And I knew then, you turned it on for everyone you met
But I don't regret falling for your fool's gold


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    Jun 5th, 2016 6:04pm report

    Fool's Gold is simply about a boy who fell hard for a girl. The girl took his affections as funny, thought of their relationship as a fling, while the boy thought the complete opposite. The girl treated the boy as a toy, so now the boy is saying how the girl is nothing but an easy shot and he misses her even thought he knows he shouldn't.


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    Oct 11th, 2015 10:00pm report

    The guy had fallen for a girl and they started dating but soon after rhe girl didnt like him anymore so she didnt tell him but at the same time she was using him and yeah.....


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    Jun 14th, 2015 6:59pm report

    I think the song was written from the point of view of the fans. We buy into absolutely anything the boys say or do because we want to show our love and support for them. We use the boys as a distraction from the struggles of reality and see them as hope and peace in our lives. We get lost in their beauty and personality and will basically do anything they ask (aka promote new music, buy albums, tickets, merch, etc.) They always say that they love us and I believe that they do, but in a different way. They love as a whole and not for who we are individually because they just can't get to know us all. They love all we do for them, so when they say they love us, they are kind of thanking us and telling us what we want to hear. We know that they don't really love us in the way that we love them, but we don't care and continue to love them. Every time that they talk to or meet fans, they hug them and tell them that they love them, and they do it for EVERYONE. We are buying into fake love but we don't care. "yeah, I know your love's not real, that's not the way you feel..." This is about how the kind of love that they have for us is not the real love that we have for the boys. We are the fools, and they are the gold. We really just want to be loved by them, even if it's not completely requited in the same way we love them.


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    Mar 7th, 2015 3:12pm report

    By far one of my favorite songs on the album, Fool's gold really gets to me. I think its about a guy/ girl enjoying being in another guy/ girl's company/ or being in love with them. They become so attached to them because there's just something about that person that's so captivating. When that person leaves them, they begin to over think everything. They begin to compare their relation ship with the other girl/guy's relationship with other people. They want to let go of this person, but its so hard to let go of the memories that come along with them.
    "I knew that you turned it on for everyone you met"
    "And I know your love's not real/ That's not the way it feels"


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    Jan 10th, 2015 1:17pm report

    I think song is about a guy who loves a girl,who he knows doesn't love him back.
    "Yeah, I know your love's not real
    That's not the way it feels
    That's not the way you feel"
    The girl is using him and doesn't love him, but he doesn't care he loves her.
    "And yeah, I let you use me from the day that we first met
    But I'm not done yet falling for you, fool's gold
    And I knew that you turned it on for everyone you met
    But I don't regret, falling for you, fool's gold?"
    Just my interpretation, might be different to you. :)


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    Dec 15th, 2014 12:51pm report

    I think this song is about the girl who used him to make her feel good but he still loves her. That's what "fools gold" is.


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    Dec 11th, 2014 12:24pm report

    Fools Gold looks beautiful but beneath the surface it hold no value and is nothing more than a lump of rock. I interpret this song as them dating a really beautiful person who has everyone falling at their feet but when they get to know said person they realise that they have no sustenance and no personality. I think it links to the people who they have previously been out with and failed to have a successful relationship with due to them realising that the other person is basically a piece of 'fools gold'. I think that they are discovering that they want a partner who is as beautiful inside as they are out.


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    Dec 7th, 2014 12:30am report

    I may be wrong, but I personally think that this song is about a relationship that the girl used the guy, which is clearly stated in the chorus. The guy fell for the girl, and gets blinded by her beauty, but yet, he doesn't regret falling for her. No matter how he's hurt, he still loves her. That's pretty cute.

    "I know your love's not real,
    That's not the way it feels
    That's not the way it feels."

    Those lines are pretty much the summary of the song. It's either the girl used to love him but not anymore, or the girl is using him for fame, money etc.

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