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Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) (5:29)

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"Fooling Yourself" is the second single released from Styx's The Grand Illusion album.

The song was written by guitarist Tommy Shaw. Shaw has said many time in interviews that "Fooling Yourself" was originally based on Shaw's initial perception of Styx keyboardist Dennis DeYoung — an "angry young man" who viewed the group's successes with a wary eye and grew angry or depressed with every setback. It was only in later years, Shaw noted, that he began to see himself in the… read more

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You see the world through your cynical eyes
You're a troubled young man I can tell
You've got it all in the palm of your hand
But your hand's wet…

Styx - Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) Lyrics

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