Clay Aiken – Listen To The Lyrics

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Have any of you ever seen the musical, Stop The World – I Want To Get Off ?  This show introduced a very special song to the world. Written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, the song was…What Kind of Fool Am I?

The poignant song was performed at the end of the 2nd act and closed the show.

The song won the 1963 Grammy Award for the Song of The Year and the Novello Award for the best musical and lyrical song.

Anthony Newley introduced the song, but it became a hit for Sammy Davis, Jr. and peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Andy Williams also included the song on his album, Days of Wine and Roses.

The last part of this song has such sad, but beautiful lyrics…

What Kind of Fool Am I?

What kind of clown am I

What do I know of life

Why can’t I cast away

This mask of play

And live my life


Why can’t I fall in love

Till I don’t give a damn

And maybe then I’ll know

What kind of fool I am



What Kind of Fool Am I is the 2nd track on the album, Tried & True by Clay Aiken.  He has always sung this song with so much “heart”.  The next time you hear Clay sing this song, listen to the lyrics and you can just hear the emotions of the song!

Thank you, Hosaa for making this beautiful video!

I hope all of you will have a chance to watch it!

Clay Aiken = Beautiful Music!!


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3 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Listen To The Lyrics

  1. Thank you for all the pictures and the video. The song is a beautiful and sad song. Clay has a great voice that shows the emotion of the song. Thank you to Hosaa for the great video. Thank you for sharing. Thank you to CANN.

  2. Yes, I saw the stage show in Chicago many years ago. Clay sings this song perfectly. I do have his album with 'Fool' on it…along with all of his other albums.

  3. Beautiful photos of Clay in the many cities he had his concerts. This song is a particular favorite of mine through the years! Clay's rendition was so emotional and maybe personal! Thank you, CANN for sharing!

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