"Lucky Now" as written by and Ryan Adams....
I don't remember were we wild and young
All that faded into memory
I feel like somebody I don't know
Are we really who we used to be
Am I really who I was

The lights will draw you in
And the dark will bring you down
And the night will break your heart
But only if you're lucky now

Waiting outside while you find your keys
Like bags of trash in the blackening snow
City of neon and toes that freeze
We've got nothing and nowhere to go
We've got nothing and nowhere

And the lights will draw you in
And the dark will take you down
The night will break your heart
But only if you're lucky now

And if the lights will draw you in
And the dark will take you down
But love will mend your heart
But only if you're lucky now

I don't remember were we wild and young
All that's faded into memory
I feel like somebody I don't know
Are we really who we used to be
Am I really who I was


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"Lucky Now" as written by Ryan Adams

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    My InterpretationWhen I hear this song I think of someone who is looking back on a relationship. The first verse is kind of a query that would be similar to this couple trying to figure out if it will work after everything in their past. They are different people now and they are looking back at the "wild and young" feeling from when they first got together. The second verse seems to comment on the feeling of desperation sometimes between a couple undergoing a fair amount of uncertainty.
    The chorus is where you get a sense of what is going on. The relationship had its typical trend with a spark of a start ("the lights will draw you in"). Then that faded and the real world set in along with problems that eventually drove the two apart ("the dark will bring you down, and the night will break your heart"). And then later the two figured out that they really did love each other and got back together ("and love can mend your heart"). That change of the last live of the chorus suggests that love is the answer to "the dark" of a relationship and is what will stop "the night" from breaking your heart and ending a relationship. The singer is saying that this is something worthwhile and that you are lucky if you experience it. He claims its lucky beacuse the loss teaches you just how important the person is to you and how much you love them. And he is also saying that if they love you and mend your broken heart you are equally as lucky. I love his music and love this song.
    sammydeezyon April 03, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGetting older and trying to remember how you got there. The chorus seems to suggest a recollection of wild youthful nights filled with drama, and to appreciate that they made you feel alive. Drama is better than nothingness, of course.

    The imagery in the second verse reminds me of "My Blue Manhattan," with its snow to cover the ugliness of the city. But when the snow begins to blacken, that illusion of innocence is lost.

    The twist in the lyrics of the final chorus represents the hope in this song, and I like it very much.

    She keeps telling me I'm "unlucky". But this song keeps making me smile.
    davidecoyoteon September 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard this on Later Live... with Jools Holland as was blown away. Such a beautiful song, and the way he sings it makes it feel so raw. I find myself clinging to the change of line in the final chorus; if not it is a very sad song indeed. It's true that only love can help us through the darkness and long, lonely nights.
    Claudia-Natalieon October 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment...looking back on wild life. Time keeps moving and memories get further away, things get fuzzy and the past is surreal.

    If you're lucky you will still feel incandescent emotions and passions that break and move you. If you let it pain can make you numb, so you must fight. Years can rob you of that spark, they make questions arise.

    But...

    If you're lucky you'll hang on to your intrigue and desire, excitement will still be felt and you'll be safe in a great growing love.
    drea266on April 14, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm gonna take a stab at this one and I'm probably gonna be wrong:) Someone is going through a difficult time and questioning if the person he cared for ever really knew him. He's saying his highs will attract people to him, but the lows will push people away. And the night (what goes on in it perhaps) will defect others. I suppose the title means that he'll be lucky if he receives love, but what do I know. I suck when it comes to interpretation.
    fatuglyandunapologeticon January 15, 2012   Link

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