"Born Under A Bad Sign" as written by and Richard Willis Hawley....
What are you like? You've had a right life
And taken a long ride, but oh what a cost

And all of your life, staring at white lines
Reading the road signs, and oh what a loss

Sleeping late in the afternoon, playing your guitar

Born under a bad sign
Born under a bad sign

Sleeping late in the afternoon, staying out till dawn

Born under a bad sign
Born under a bad sign

Now your laying in the afterglow
And there's something that she wants to know
Are you going be the one to say
You belong to me, you belong to me

Born under a bad sign
Born under a bad sign

Sleeping late in the afternoon, playing your guitar

Born under a bad sign
Born under a bad sign
You've had a right life
Born under a bad sign
Everybody knows
Everybody knows
Everybody knows
Born under a bad sign
Born under a bad sign


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"Born Under a Bad Sign" as written by Richard Willis Hawley

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    General CommentThis song absolutely blows my mind.

    I think its about someone who hasn't done a great deal with their life but blames it on bad luck instead of themselves. 'Reading the road signs, oh what a loss' could be that instead of choosing their own path of life, they've just sat there and weighed up the options without taking any action.

    The second verse is when the man of the song is older and has the chance to redeem himself (the girl wants him to take her) but the song ends with the man having the choice and yet again not taking any particular path (or maybe he does, but the song doesn't show it).

    PS Richard Hawley is God
    originlon May 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe life of a musician, one who busts their ass traveling from city to city and is away from their lovers/friends/family. But, it's what they were born to do -- play music.
    belledujouron November 17, 2013   Link

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