Not Foolin' Me Now

Story Behind The Song

Based on a true story.

Song Description

A young woman who is amused by her childhood sweetheart's pranks realizes he is far more dangerous than she realized. Part 1 of a trilogy Not Foolin' Me Now/ Bye-Bye Sonny/ Johnny's 29th Birthday.

Song Length 4:12 Genre Pop - Rock
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Troubled, Distressed Subject Murder, Rape, Crime, Theft
Similar Artists Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

NOT FOOLIN' ME NOW
C WITZEL/UVA

I used to get such a kick watchin' you fool the world
Back when we were sixteen
You'd turn on them blue eyes tell little white lies, Johnny-
Yeah, we were home free
Like that kid with the 'Vette tossin' his Daddy's keys to the
"Repossessor"
We put that car in gear and laughed to tears
At your greatest endeavor

You know I felt such a high
Ridin' there by your side
Under soft- sweet- summer- white- cotton candy clouds
You're not foolin' me Johnny
I'm making this vow
You mighta' fooled them all then,
But you're NOT FOOLIN' ME NOW

The defense looked grim when the verdict came in
On your jewelry theft case
But evidence disappeared- I should've known you'd be cleared-
Saw that smile cross your face
You cashed your bail check fast at Conn's bar
Jammed some tunes slammed some shots
Chalked up your cue, said, "Can anyone use
Some gold that's red hot???"
Nineteen and half blind I laughed, "You're one of a kind"
See, as long as I was with you, it was all just a joke somehow
You're not foolin' me Johnny
I'm making this vow
You might've fooled them all then
But you're NOT FOOLIN' ME NOW

Bridge
There were cops at my door askin' questions
Some girl's pointing fingers your way
You swear you never touched her
But I'm still the one who can see through
Whatever you say...

Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..............................


Wind's kickin' down Pacific Avenue
Pushin' my life on
These forgiving eyes like your alibis, Johnny,
You know they're long gone
The highways's risin' outta here I'm gettin' on
At the next sunrise
I can't face one more person or place
Payin' for your crimes
I keep hitting rewind
Going back through my mind
Did you ever love me-
Someway? Somehow?
'Cause you're not foolin' me Johnny
I stand by this vow
You might have fooled us all then
But YOU'RE NOT FOOLIN' ME NOW

I bet you thought you knew
I'd do anything for you
That once was true
But you're NOT FOOLIN' ME NOW

You're NOT FOOLIN' ME NOW
Never Again...And how I loved you back when...
NOT FOOLIN' ME NOW

Great job!

Had some seriously great elements going for it, and a few that pulled that down (see below). Liked the singer's attitude, tone and delivery with the phrasing and nuance. Like that long held note at 2:45 - priceless. EXCELLENT lyrics / great storytelling to make this a very interesting piece.

Lyrics Susan Witzel Music Anthony Uva
Producer Anthony Uva Performance Pamela Strell
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