Today I picked Don Dokken‘s “When Love Finds A Fool” to be my song of the day. These days I’ve been listening to Don‘s solo album “Up from the Ashes” (1990) quite often and I gotta say – out of all the breathtaking memorable rockers on that glorious release, no other song impressed me as much as “When Love Finds A Fool”. I am into power ballads, that’s well-known but it’s not the main reason why I am obsessed with this song. There’s just something so mesmerizing about Don‘s vocals and don’t you even get me started on the lyrics. They hold a personal significance for me so I guess that might be the biggest reason behind my strong connection with this song. Anyhow, don’t forget to play it and appreciate it! It’s a one of a kind power ballad, definitely in my list of Top20 rock ballads of all time!
P.S. Interesting fact,“When Love Finds A Fool” is the only track on the album that was co-written by Don Dokken and Glenn Hughes! No wonder I fell for it – I love those two with all my heart and soul!
“When Love Finds A Fool”
All these tears, what good to they do
All these years my life’s been living
It’s a shame you’ve not been giving
So tell me what to do
And I’ll be there for you, only for you
When love finds a fool like me, it doesn’t see
When love finds a fool, baby, like me
I could’ve been the one
Sad empty faces look to my eyes
They seem to know me
I can take the rejection
All I need is your affection
I should’ve seen it coming
You should’ve said ‘goodbye’
I guess you were right
5 thoughts on “Song Of The Day : DON DOKKEN – When Love Finds A Fool (1990)”
The guitar solo on this song is really good…
That’s just about the only song which can make me cry every time – just Don’s voice is so heartbreaking on it! What a singer – wish I’d met him in his heyday.
Here is a link to a Live show of the lineup on this album – enjoy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TexCN8va65Q&t=932s
Thanks – I’ll have a watch 🙂