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Foolin' Yourself

from Year Of The Ox by Nick Edelstein

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In tough economic times, the Chinese Earth Ox zodiac teaches us to be strong and persevere; plan for the long-term; financial stability through patience and moderation. Work hard during hard times and you will exit strong as an Ox.


Back when we were young
it was easy having fun.
But you got to work
to keep your love alive.

Here’s some free advice:
sometimes you gotta play nice.
Hold your baby tight
all through the night.

Or he’ll leave you broke. Broken hearted.
Your love, he departed.
Yes if you think your love’s not on a shelf -
girl, you’re only foolin’ yourself.

Well you can cheat, drink and lie.
Stay gone all night,
and at the end of the day
tell yourself it’s alright.

But you’ll be broke. Broken hearted,
’cause your love will have departed.
And if you think you won’t hurt anybody else
you’re only foolin’ yourself.
Lyrics ©2008 Nick Edelstein (BMI)


from Year Of The Ox, released July 22, 2010
Written by Nick Edelstein (BMI).
Produced by Nick Edelstein with Wizkid Sound (2-4).

Recorded at NESS Records in Decatur, GA and Richenroll Studios in Alpharetta, GA. Mixed by Rich Grillo. Mastered by Rodney Mills.

Nick Edelstein (vocals, electric guitar, Hammond organ, trombone, trumpet and horn arrangements)

Tim Fash (alto and tenor sax)

Darren Stanley (drums)

Jon Morrison (bass)




NESS Records Atlanta, Georgia

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