We were the words that washed from the sand,
I still prayed we wouldn't give it up
We were the wings of a hummingbird,
but i grew tired as i would wait for lady luck

We were the blue in the newborn's eye,
I still prayed we could keep it up
We were the view from my childhood room,
but i grew wise as i would look for lady luck

And follow yourself
And hope that you know where your going
And don't question your steps
That lead you into the morning
And you'll bring a friend along the way
Your new life it's starts today
It doesn't always worked the way you planned it, ok

We were the wear in my favorite shirt,
I still prayed we could make it work
We were the lair for the baby cubs,
but i grew strong as i prepared for lady luck

And follow yourself
And hope that you know where your going
And don't question your steps
That lead you into the morning
And you'll meet a friend along the way
You can't wait for each new day
It doesn't always work the way you planned it

I like it better this way
It's lady luck
It's lady luck


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    General Commentthis song is just sooo beautiful!

    i think its about a breakup, but one the person finally feels ok with (if its autobiographical its probably about conor and her)

    but i dont really get the full meaning of "lady luck", maybe its because my english is not the best, how would you describe the term?
    favoritefloweron June 28, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Lady Luck" is a cliche expression that just means luck or fortune in general. I think she uses it here to refer to how, in the past, she used to look and wait for good luck without really understanding what it was, whereas now, she is able to accept things the way they are and see herself as "lucky" whether or not they fit the traditional mold of what luck is.

    She also plays around with the idea of luck in "Lost Time," saying "if it's all just luck, it was tough enough..." An emerging theme, perhaps?
    EmancipationofJamieon July 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentshes a fucking genius.
    bailee_jameson January 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBasically, she knew it would never end up working but she kept trying, and believing, having faith. Yeah, I think EmancipationofJamie has it right.
    missmeon May 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentmost of her songs are about conor oberst. you can tell.
    youngheartsfailon March 06, 2010   Link

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