Fool's overture supertramp - De geschiedenis herhaald zich.

Het nummer vertelt over de Tweede Wereldoorlog, de positie van Engeland daarin, en de lessen die men uit de oorlog heeft getrokken. Naast eigen songteksten van de band is er onder andere een aantal stukken uit een van de beroemde toespraken van Winston Churchill te horen, waaronder het beroemde "we shall never surrender".

Supertramp - Fool's Overture

History recalls how great the fall can be
While everybody's sleeping, the boats put out to sea
Borne on the wings of time
It seemed the answers were so easy to find
"To late," the prophets (profits) cry
The island's sinking, let's take to the sky

Called the man a fool, striped him of his pride
Everyone was laughing up until the day he died
And though the wound went deep
Still he's calling us out of our sleep
My friends, we're not alone
He waits in silence to lead us all home

So tell me that you find it hard to grow
Well I know, I know, I know
And you tell me that you've many seeds to sow
Well I know, I know, I know

Can you hear what I'm saying
Can you see the parts that I'm playing
"Holy Man, Rocker Man, Come on Queenie,
Joker Man, Spider Man, Blue Eyed Meanie"

So you found your solution
What will be your last contribution?
"Live it up, rip it up, why so lazy?
Give it out, dish it out, let's go crazy,