Holly, Buddy - Fool's Paradise Lyrics




You took me up to heaven
When you took me in your arms
I was dazzled by your kisses
Blinded by your charms
I was lost, in a Fool's Paradise
Good and lost, in a Fool's Paradise

When you told me that you loved me
I gave my heart to you
And I wondered if there could be
Any truth in love so new
I was lost, in a Fool's Paradise
Good and lost, in a Fool's Paradise

The whole world was my kingdom
And your love the gem in my crown
Then I saw you glance at a new romance
And my love came tumbling down

Though you treat me kind-a coolish
And may never let me know
That you think I'm being foolish
Because I love you so
I'll still get lost, in a Fool's Paradise
Lost with you, in a Fool's Paradise

Though you treat me kind-a coolish
And may never let me know
That you think I'm being foo-oo-oo-lish
Because I love you so
I'll still get lost, in a Fool's Paradise
Lost with you, in a Fool's Paradise
Lost with you, in a Fool's Paradise





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  1. Cathy o'shaughnessy

    Buddy, you simply were the best, so young, so talented, you are truly loved and missed.

  2. Emile g

    You took me up to heaven
    When you took me in your arms
    I was dazzled by your kisses
    Blinded by your charms
    I was lost, in a Fool's Paradise
    Good and lost, in a Fool's Paradise
    When you told me that you loved me
    I gave my heart to you
    And I wondered if there could be
    Any truth in love so new
    I was lost, in a Fool's Paradise
    Good and lost, in a Fool's Paradise
    The whole world was my kingdom
    And your love the gem in my crown
    Then I saw you glance at a new romance
    And my love came tumbling down
    Though you treat me kind-a coolish
    And may never let me know
    That you think I'm being foolish
    Because I love you so
    I'll still get lost, in a Fool's…

  3. Jeff Stober

    The great Buddy Holly!!

  4. John Meegan

    I like this song

  5. Holly Fanatic

    Boy oh boy could he sing? No doubt about it! Perfect pitch! Even when he gets a frog in his voice on some recordings it still sounds great👌

  6. jf 5-mars

    I discovered song's of Buddy Holly about less than a year ago . I am an artist and i can appreciate the good music when i heard it . Let me tell you something, when i heard Buddy Holly music , it hit me hard , its sooo good , so much talent , it goes on top of my favorite music to listend now . He is one of the greatest of all time , and thanks to him , we had the beatle , all of the beatle stuff is inspired by the cricket , even the name john lenon choose refer to the cricket (2 meaning for cricket ;sport and bug, 2 meaning for beetle ; car and bug , but john decided to change to ''beatles'' for some reason)

  7. Iván de Jesús González De León

    De los mejores. Soy Mexicano pero me encanta este tipo de musica. Buddy Holly de mis favoritos.

  8. Bill Hurt

    All sin is forgiven by God. Jesus has buddy's to save you from hearing the rap that kills soul wait it's rap is godly and it's in YouTube buddy inspires this one it's a real warning to rap listen ers

  9. Leandro Biondo

    Bonita Cancion..!!!

  10. Savoy209

    Fantastic overdub

  11. theunknownvillager

    oops....so, *thank you*!!! xxx

  12. theunknownvillager

    Like it? you must be fuckin' nuts---it's nothing short of brilliant!

  13. Christopher Lee Harper

    https://plus.google.com/+ChristopherLeeHarper/posts/GuSpvNqppPS

  14. oopartuk

    What is he doing at 44s in, looks like he's defying gravity?!

  15. kevin casson

    Wow!! Wow!!! Wow!! Genius!! Wow!!wow!!!wow!!!

  16. Peter Elbling

    Love it. Was thinking about it earlier. Thanks so much for putting it up.

  17. mickbrod1

    great artist if he was alive today he would be disappointed with the state of the music today.

  18. Vincent Reynolds

    CLASSIC.

  19. John Ryan

    I always thought buddy wrote this but he didn't but he did write most of his songs

    JakeWalshMusic

    He did co-write it, though. Same as most of his songs, really...

    kevin casson

    He wrote this like 99% of all his other songs. Fact!! Others put their name on his songs to rip him off fact!!

  20. Gerard van Leeuwen

    This song comin''s up to my mind for the last 2 weeks, so time to watch it at YT again,, and read some reactions, interesting, Thx YT, Thx Buddy for such a lot of fine Music !!

  21. David Horrigan

    absolutely without a peer. For some reason I started to sing this song in the shower this morning.

    kevin casson

    I love him too bits!! Forget Beatles, Holly and Crickets, bless them!!😊

  22. joe gongora

    I remember when this song was on one of the albums. That I had on Buddy Holly. He also experimented with sound. Also knew about recording songs. He accomplished a lot in such a short period of time. In 6m he had 9 top ten smash hits. He contributed plenty to Rock & Pop music. He was ahead of his time even though he died before his time.

  23. bluedream428

    I used to think Buddy was a nerd but after reading biographies about him...No way!
    He was a tough customer. Buddy became friends with Marty Robbins and when Buddy did his
    first recording session in Nashville he hung out at Marty's publishing company. Don't believe too much about the movie either.

  24. Chantal Deltour

    Buddy Holly forever 🕶🎸🎼 RIP 😍

  25. Wx Dude

    The one and only Buddy Holly

  26. alex arolas garcia

    Esta buena canción la compuso BUDDY HOLLY y la canto y la publico en el año 1958

  27. jimboy302

    Classic song.

  28. June Conyard

    Heard him one day at 16 years old - sold forever - 72 now x

    tristram gordon

    You and me both, I was 13, I think

  29. Thefamily46107

    There was 8 people with their phones upside down

  30. Eliza B

    like like like like likalikalikalikalika

  31. Heather Wells

    Anyone know jack wells? He played guitar like buddy

    Tez Smart

    Well,...nobody seems to be interested, but I am,...any chance he is related to you??,..any chance to see/hear him anywhere

  32. Steve Gross

    i still want to go to the SURF,before i croak!

  33. Steve Gross

    i caught the "holly" bug when i was almost 12 in 2/59 at lindbergh school in kenmore,ny!

  34. Tyler Davis

    You will live on forever Buddy

  35. Matthew Williams

    im living in my fools paradise

  36. Larry Brown

    He was one of a kind..I'm 74 and he has never been more than a block away my whole life. Loved his voice and I understand why he played the Apollo. He also gave me the fender guitar to hang with.

    Peter Haynes

    nice one larry, wish i could have been there aswell mate, but one consolation is buddy, ritchie and jp are still going strong with thier music and i think they will still be going strong for at least another 60 to 70 years mayby longer than that because a huge number of young kids love thier music aswell,RIP, BUDDY, RITCHIE and JP,

    Colton Falletti

    Thefamily46107 First of all, what Nazi Propaganda video? Secondly, why are you looking me up in the first place?

    Grover Bennington

    My dad introduced me to Buddy.Hes 76, the same as you with the guitars👌

    Grover Bennington

    he also has an EP signed by the Crickets when they played at the Talk of the North in Eccles, Manchester

    S C

    I believe you. I met a guy 20 some years ago in Lubbock while visiting my Grandmas sister and she introduced me to a man who lived on the same street and went to grade school all the way up through high school as Buddy and was also good buddies with Bob Montgomery and showed me pictures that he took of Buddy and Bob playing together at a roller skating rink as teenagers and his name was also Larry Brown is this the same Larry Brown?

  37. Kailash Sankara Narayanan

    i heard the don mclean version of this

  38. charles mays

    Read the bios and you'll see he was 5'11 and a great guitarist.
    What a great song writer.

    Thefamily46107

    He was 6"0

    Jane Gold

    Depends on what shoes you're wearing, haha

  39. Soulman

    A great song from Buddy Holly !!!

  40. Tom Clark

    @ Paul Denton you are wrong mate, Buddy Holly was an awesome guitarist, but was clever enough to use others that he considered to be better than himself!

  41. Judy Daly

    Pretty sure the second guitarist was Tommy Alsop.

  42. Paul Denton

    actually buddy wasn't much of a guitar player,thats way towards the end he added another guitar player, who was a bit of a buddy look-alike. i agree with your other oints :)

    S C

    Paul Denton bullshit.. Buddy was one of the best Rock guitarists at that particular time, maybe not quite as good as Chuck Berry but Buddy absolutely had it and created his own style.

    CFC

    Paul Denton lmao did u just say buddy holly wasn’t much of a guitarist

  43. Lordpoopsir

    I was born in the wrong generation

  44. Darryl Preston

    I agree with everything that you, and Amy Lee, had to say. I would just like to add a comment made so often by people who knew Buddy: He had the pleasant, unassuming personality of a completely secure man. He saw no need to impress, or to 'put down' others. He was quietly confident in his music and his future. Elvis, for whatever reason, never possessed the same level of security, and that eventually destroyed him.

  45. hirdy6

    Buddy said, without Elvis he would never have made it, not denying Buddy's huge influence but I don't think you need to attempt to take anything away from Elvis. Besides you're not not comparing apples with apples, Presley opened a lot of doors. Sure he was no singer/songwriter or great guitarist like Buddy was, however I think most would agree his voice was far more versatile and his stage presence far superior to Buddy's. Not knocking Buddy who I love but they were different styles of artist.

  46. JamesTKirkCobain

    And just think: His record career lasted a year and a half.

    haysfordays

    Totally insane. He was a songwriting machine.

    Wx Dude

    Truly epic when you think of it. Imagine if he had lived...oh the songs.

    Leo

    Wow, I never thought of that. So touching

  47. Amy Lee

    For all the fame of Elvis, his influence pales beside Buddy's. Buddy did more for R&R: experimenting with overdubbing, timbre, and meter, taking R&R to new markets, & creating the singer-songwriter phenomenon, than Elvis or anyone else. An old bus, sub-zero temperatures, a poorly-planned tour, and a fortuitous turn of events at the Mason City Airport, could never bury all that. BTW, every rock fan should go to at least 1 Winter Dance Party in their lifetime; the Surf is where history was made.

  48. Amy Lee

    RIP 54 years later. This song, and many others were so influential that even a Bonanza 35 could not stop them. This has always been my favorite song (if forced to choose a favorite Buddy song) because, at least IMHO, reflects the versatility and the development of Buddy from his earlier rockabilly days. It was a bridge from the Oh Boy! phase to the NY phase. All in all, it is simply astonishing to think of what Buddy could have done had Peterson been qualified to pilot that plane at that time.

  49. Nenette Dalena-Pajela

    Gosh, I love this song!

  50. Tony Watts

    Buddy, we were all lost in a fools paradise when you were around........we didn't know about it until you left. You were the Greatest!

  51. expresionesdelarte

    i love thi song.thanks for posting.great! from japan

  52. Jeff Lipinski

    ONE OF MY FAVS BY BUDDY..
    THIS REALLY IS A DARN GOOD SONG..
    I LOVE TO SING THIS IN KARAOKE
    AND I DO..

  53. vikingmanMN

    Buddy was about 5ft 11 inches and only 145 lbs. A thin man with a powerful voice!!!!

  54. fiftymerc sled

    I love the piano plankin. kinda like it from" rave on"

    S C

    fiftymerc sled that’s Norman Petty’s wife Vi on the piano

  55. stevewhu

    @mickkey7 He sure was a tall teenager.

  56. stevewhu

    @jjeepster02 His born name was Holley yes. But his artist name changed to ''Holly''. Buddy was just a name he was called as a kid. His real name was Charles Hardin Holley.
    :)

  57. OlRetro

    killer audio/video on this great Buddy tune! I do a humble tribute version of "Rave On." Regards, '62 Mathew St. (Total Retro Rock)

  58. Danglissa

    holly wasnt 6ft 3in but he was a big star, this is my favorite crickets record,and to think it was a b side,buddy like the beatles had no b sides, check out price and fame together and there version f this,its aok ,may be 30yrs old tho.

  59. Jon Reeves

    the great buddy holly fools paradise was one of his best!

  60. 1979mattant

    Love Buddy, Brilliat song!!

  61. Richard Neville

    @drieg59 Amen to that..Buddy's gloriously UNIQUE voice with SUCH wistful lyrics; beautiful. This song ~ as with SO many of Buddy's masterpieces ~ ALWAYS 'chokes me up'; 'we' were SO very fortunate to have him as 'our voice' way back then, SO fortunate that I feel truly sorry for those who weren't part of the MAGIC of the late 50's..and then 3/2/59 the AWFUL day the music died.
    Norm. & Vi. [NorVaJak] had MUCH to answer for but they did Buddy justice too as did Geo. Martin to Beatles later.

  62. romber58

    This lyric is so appropriate to me at this time.Thank god for poets,and the fact that it is an upbeat song is so clever and good.

  63. drieg59

    Had this 45 as a kid. This was the "B" side to "Think it Over" but this tune really sent me (old timer's expression) the first time I heard it. It was really unusual to hear a piano, rather than guitar driven song from Buddy. Well done Vi Petty (piano player) this really had a fabulous vibe.

  64. mikeyousofine

    Thank you Nancy for this one.
    One of the greatest singers of his era.
    Thank you buddyfan57 for posting

  65. felixbautista

    Thanks for finally posting this nostalgic song.. reminding my of my younger days.

  66. Shawna Shea

    yes i think thats where i got this song from

  67. Derek Bristol

    hah! great one..

  68. Shawna Shea

    idk i read on a website that he was 5 ft and 11 and half inches tall but idk if that was true i think it is

  69. buddyhollylive

    excellent choice - good post

  70. peter aarts

    Thanks .... Peter

  71. Shawna Shea

    no its from a cd and thanks for the comment

  72. cheerydavie

    Buddy was my hero as young boy..still is love Buddy's sound never be another thanks for posting this