"Dumb Luck" as written by and James Tamborello....
Just don't forget
That it's dumb luck that got you here
Don't fool yourself
Misfortunes waiting for the best time to appear
To make it clear
That all the courage and the talent that you had
Was just in dreams
And when you wake up
You will beg to get it back
To get it back

You interest your friends
They will betray you
With the love that's blinding
And then at the end they may admit
That you were missing something
And no one remembers even one word that left your mouth
All the melodies were stolen
From songs by someone else

You're out of time
And inspiration filled with self-pity and fear
And all the dreams that haven't dried up
Are slowly drowning in your tears
In your tears

Just don't forget
That it's dumb luck that got you here
Don't fool yourself
Misfortunes waiting for the best time to appear
To make it clear
That all the courage and the talent that you have
Was just in dreams
And when you wake up
You will beg to get it back
To get it back


Lyrics submitted by atarashiihito, edited by FredWilson, IchigoAmu

"Dumb Luck" as written by James Tamborello

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    General CommentWhenever I am working on music/photography/graphic design, this is pretty much what goes through my head. Thank you Dntel for giving my creative blocks a gorgeous soundtrack.
    atarashiihitoon March 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAmazing.
    lilyloveson April 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentis it "you interest your friends" or "you cant trust your friends?"
    telemadeon May 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti thought it was "you can't trust your friends"
    Onlythecooleston May 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentya it is...but besides that, great opener!
    vikingking80on June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about Jimmy's own success. After his previous success, he expects "the jig to be up" and people will realize that maybe he isn't that talented -- his songs aren't original and his lyrics aren't good. His friends tell him his new music is good and he thinks they are lying -- his success will come crashing down once everyone realizes his music isn't that good and his success will just be a memory, like a dream.
    8394147on July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about Jimmy's own success. After his previous success, he expects "the jig to be up" and people will realize that maybe he isn't that talented -- his songs aren't original and his lyrics aren't good. His friends tell him his new music is good and he thinks they are lying -- his success will come crashing down once everyone realizes his music isn't that good and his success will just be a memory, like a dream.
    8394147on July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnyone who's ever questioned their success will get this song- you're just waiting for the day when everyone finally wises up and realises you're not as pretty/smart/talented/etc as they thought. I can really relate.
    crayola__on August 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm new to dntel. Is this Jimmy singing? I ask because all the other songs have credited guest vocals
    everswapon August 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes it is Jimmy singing.
    cjvercettion September 07, 2007   Link

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