Foolish

Foolish

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Key: E minor
BPM: 125 ( I think - can someone please confirm this?)

We'd like you to remix/remake 'Foolish' by Andres Rivera We can't really use the recording but we can use the song as a composition and recreate the recording and change the composition to suit our purposes. The song is licensed using Creative Common's Attribution licence.

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This song comes at the end of our story, after the main characters have reconciled with each other.  We'll have to rewrite some of the lyrics to fit in properly with our story.  Without going into too much detail, here's the background of this scene:


Our protagonist is Esther, a beautiful young orphan who was just a peasant until her beauty got her noticed by Xerxes, the king of the known world, who was looking for a new queen.  He and Esther fell in love, but after making her his queen, Xerxes many duties as king caused him to start neglecting his wife and taking bad advice from an advisor named Haman.  After Xerxes approved one of Haman's schemes to destroy an entire segment of society, Esther could no longer stay silent.  Even though approaching the king without being summoned was a crime punishable by death, and even though Xerxes had not summoned Esther in over a month, she approached him and revealed Haman's plan for the evil that it was.  After learning the truth from Esther, Xerxes realised that he had been a fool for neglecting her counsel.  Their love for each other is renewed and Xerxes swears to seek her wisdom more regularly.


In this song, Xerxes, a proud and ambitious man, is looking back on his recent mistakes and past foolishness -- he can't believe he'd been so blind!  He's also celebrating the fact that this queen Esther has stood by him and helped open his eyes to the truth.  He promises never to be so foolish again.


The song itself isn't telling the story, just expressing Xerxes' emotions.  As such, we want to stay away from mentioning the characters' names or specific situations.  Think of this as a pop song that happens to fit how the character feels, rather than a piece of musical theatre which describes the scene.


We want to keep the main "I've been foolish, foolish, foolish with my hands held high," but everything else is fair game to change or edit as you see fit.


For reference, here's the lyrics to the original version of this song:



Love is a drug and I feel like getting high

From this minx with these kids its like fresh suicide

Now I'm living for the moment, I'm living for tonight

I clean forgot she left me paralysed


When I'm touching her hair it's a blast from the past

See the strength in us both yeah I know it wont last

She tells me only cant just go on the past

Keeping my mind off her is one multi task


Oh, I'm in trouble (I'm in trouble)

Feels like I'm losing my mind again (losing my mind)

And now I'm right back where I started

I gotta mend this broken heart of mine all over again

(I've been) Foolish, (foolish) Foolish, (foolish) Foolish with my hands held high

(hands held high)

Girl I'm right back where I started (started)

Im feeling guilty to a crime that my heart just cannot deny


Mmm o0o0o

Love is a healer how easy we forget

All the misery and pain that a person can inflect

See the stuff from the case of a lost memory

I clean forgot how she walked all over me

No no no cant help myself in the end I'm just a man

With the sexual needs for your tender loving hand

Im lying when I say theres no strings attached

When I look at her its when my mind goes blank!


Oh (oh), I'm in trouble (I'm in trouble)

Feels like I'm losing my mind again (feels like I'm losing my mind)

now I'm right back where I started (where I started)

I've gotta mend this broken heart of mine all over again (all over again)

Foolish (I've been), Foolish, (foolish) Foolish with my hands held high (high)

Girl I'm right back where I started (where I started)

Im feeling guilty to a crime that my heart just cannot deny (deny)


Mmm o0o0o


(Music)


For a touch for a kiss why do I stand alone

Baby losing my mind is better than losing you

Somebody tell me why do I gotta chose

I'm all excited but keep getting the blues

Oh (oh), I'm in trouble (I'm in trouble)

Feels like I'm losing my mind again (feels like I'm losing my mind)

Now I'm right back where I started (where I started)

I've gotta mend this broken heart of mine all over again (all over again)

(Oh I've been) Foolish (foolish), Foolish, (foolish) Foolish with my hands held high (high)

Girl I'm right back where I started (where I started)

I'm feeling guilty to a crime that my heart just cannot deny (heart just cannot deny)


o0o0o o0o0o ohhh o0o0o0o

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