"Lucky" as written by Jonas Von Der Burg, Anoo Finn Ananda Bhagavan and Niclas Von Der Burg....
It was a Monday, when my lover told me,
"never pay the reaper with love only."
What could I say to you except " I love you"
And "I'd give my life for yours."

I know we are, we are the lucky ones.
I know we are, we are the lucky ones.
I know we are, we are the lucky ones, dear.

The first time we made love, I, I wasn't sober.
(and you told me you loved me over, and over)
How can I ever love another, when I miss you every day,
Remember the time we made love in the roses?
(and you took my pictures in all sorts of poses!)
How can I ever get over you, when I'd give my life for yours

I know we are, we are the lucky ones.
I know we are, we are the lucky ones.
I know we are, we are the lucky ones.
I know we are, we are the lucky ones, dear.

My dear,
Its time to say I thank god for you.
I thank god for you in each and every single way.
And I know, I know, I know, I know, its time
To let you know. time to let you know.
Time to let you know.
Time to sit here and say

I know we are, we are the lucky ones.
I know we are, we are the lucky ones.
I know we are, we are the lucky ones.
I know we are, we are the lucky ones, dear
We are the lucky ones, dear


Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

"Lucky" as written by Beth Nicole Hopkins, Brad Mcgiveron

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI totally agree with ChaosFluro24...I am one of the lucky ones; I found my one true love at a very young age and ever since the moment I met him, I knew that he was everything I would ever need in my life. Someone once asked me if I would rather live the rest of my life with only my soulmate (no family or friends) or have my family and friends and not be able to have him in my life, I didn't even have to pause to answer. I know that we couldn't exist without one another, and this song basically sums it up for me...especially the line "what could I say to you except I love you and I'd give my life for yours?"
    Lizzybelleon December 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me this doesn't seem like a happy song about love... It sounds like someone who meant so much to her died.

    "Pay the reaper"
    "I'll never get over you"

    And then toward the end she expresses thanks for having known that person at all and she wants them to know how thankful she was for them, too. How thankful she was to have that time together.

    Not to mention that in her official music video for this song she is alone, having visions of someone as if they are gone or far away... and eventually walks outside to what appears to be a mausoleum.

    Honestly, when I first heard this song I thought it was about her lover breaking up with her and her trying to convince them not to go, until I saw the video and read over the lyrics. Now all I hear is deep loss and closure.
    atinyhinton January 05, 2014   Link
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    General Commenti thinks its about a girl that was in deep love with this guy but he died (the video takes place in a cemetary so i assumed he's dead) and she's just reflecting them and how she needs to move on and that she is glad for all the good times they had. the chorus means that she realizes they're the lucky ones because they found their true love, something most people never do.
    sic n twistedon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great love song. she is saying she is lucky because she found her true love. p.s., bif is awesome live, check her out if u can
    canadakickasson July 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentPeople get married for all types of reasons: security, money, guilt, or even because they just feel they need to. Very seldom does anybody marry for love, not the kind of love I grew up with in my head, love nowadays has conditions. This is not so for the lucky ones. My own father even told me the other day that he doesn't believe in love himself. But I am not like my father; I do believe in love, I know this from experience. I have seen enough in my 20 short years to know that love does exist, even in the purest of forms imagined by children and talked about in storybooks and movies. Those who have that kind of love are the lucky ones. A love with no conditions and no boundaries, nothing to hold it back or contain it. For when two people can truly live for the other and nothing else matters as long as they are together nothing, not location nor money nor friends and family, or anything can come between them.
    ChaosFluro24on October 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song isnt about her genuinly loving some guy.....i think it is about being raped......she loved and trused a guy and he got her drunk and had his way with her....and out of it she had a child.....the kid would be the one she is refering to when she says we are the lucky ones...first she was in denial of the child and reected it but realized how much she loved it .....hence the thanks god for you and ....it's time to let you know....
    miss_mapleon March 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentholy crap, miss_maple, thats something i never thought of. wow.
    this is a amazing song, no matter what it means.
    Mutant_Muppeton May 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah i think its about a lover bif had who died. she sed in a magazine that she gets very emotional when she sings this song
    idokungfuon June 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. My ex-boyfriend put it on a tape of songs he made for me that reminded him of me... I thought it'd upset me more when we split up, but still... Great song!
    galadriel82on May 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm having trouble interpreting the lyric "never pay the Reaper in love only." I think it might be advice to not let death take only loved ones, so that the burdun of grief isn't too great, but I'm open to other interpretations.
    JilliefromChileon March 21, 2005   Link

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