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Don’t Ask a Fool (Why He Falls in Love)

NEW SONG ALERT!*

 

“In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias, wherein persons of low ability suffer from illusory superiority when they mistakenly assess their ability as greater than it is. The cognitive bias of illusory superiority derives from low-ability persons’ metacognitive inability to recognize their own ineptitude.[1]”  Wikipedia entry on The Dunning-Kruger Effect **

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool”
— William Shakespeare  (As You Like It)

Don’t Ask a Fool (Why He Falls in Love)

Don’t ask the sun
why the sky is blue
Don’t ask the river
where it’s flowing to
Don’t ask the stars
why they shine up above
and don’t ask a fool
why he falls in love

Don’t ask me
why I love you
Don’t ask a slave
what he wants to do
Don’t ask a dead man
what he’s dreaming of
and don’t ask a fool
why he falls in love

Don’t ask tomorrow
when there’s no today
Don’t ask forever
if you’ve gone away
Don’t ask for more
when there’s never enough
Ah — but don’t ask a fool
why he falls in love

(C)2015, 2017, TK Major

* New to A Year of Songs, anyhow. I kept pushing and pulling at it but it kept not changing so here it is. ** Oh, and with regard to the Dunning-Kruger Effect? I already know I can’t sing worth a damn. So just don’t go there, my friend. =D

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Countdown to our GALA DELUXE NEVER-BEFORE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

In addition to writing songs, I also massacre classics…

Ten days from now, on the 2015 Autumnal Equinox, Wednesday, September 23,* A Year of Songs will be 10 years old.

We don’t want to give away too much, but let’s just say that we’ll** be cranking out new content, both music and microfiction, and doing a massive overhaul of the site to make it more streamlined. (In other words, we want it to work better on the stunted little mobile devices most of us now use to view the web.)

More details in coming days.

 

* Specifically the Fall Equinox will occur at 1:22 a.m. PDT here in coastal California.

** We habitually use the ‘royal’ we. We know it’s lame. We can’t help ourselves. Maybe we’ll try to quit in the next ten days… We’ll just have to see. Frankly, we’re not sanguine about our chances on that. Safety in imaginary numbers.

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The Devil you say…

The Devil Just Doubled Down

If you gamble in the Devil’s House, you will pay…

This version originally appeared back in September of 2007 and is brought back as a special All Hallows’ E’en goody…

lyrics
The Devil Just Doubled Down

Now I’m not a betting man but I’ll play
these chips in my hand are just good for today
I thought I could buy a chance this way
but now I see that the devil just doubled down

It’s only a game if you think you can win
it’s only a bet when the fix isn’t in
it’s no fun playing if you know how it ends
so how come I keep putting my money down

When you gamble in the devil’s house — you will pay
you can bet the odds are stacked and they’re stacked his way
maybe you can win but you won’t take it away
At he end of the game it’s you on the table face down

It’s only a game if you think you can win
it’s only a bet when the fix isn’t in
it’s no fun playing if you know how it ends
so how come I keep putting my money down

(C)2007, TK Major

The Devil Just Doubled Down

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