"Good Fortune" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
Threw my bad fortune
Off the top of
A tall building
I'd rather have done it with you

Your boy's smile
Five in the morning
Looked into your eyes
And I was really in love

In Chinatown
Hung over
You showed me
Just what I could do

Talking about
Time travel
And the meaning
Just what it was worth

And I feel like
Some bird of paradise
My bad fortune slipping away
And I feel the innocence of a child
Everybody's got something good to say

Things I once thought
Unbelievable
In my life
Have all taken place

When we walked through
Little Italy
I saw my reflection
Come right off your face

I paint pictures
To remember
You're too beautiful
To put into words

Like a gypsy
You dance in circles
All around me
And all over the world

And I feel like
Some bird of paradise
My bad fortune slipping away
And I feel the innocence of a child
Everybody's got something good to say

And I feel like
Some bird of paradise
My bad fortune slipping away
And I feel the innocence of a child
Everybody's got something good to say

So I take my
Good fortune
And I fantasize
Of our leaving

Like some modern day
Gypsy landslide
Like some modern day
Bonnie and Clyde

On the run again (On the run again)
On the run again (On the run again)
On the run again (On the run again)
On the run again (On the run again)


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"Good Fortune" as written by Polly Harvey

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    General CommentThis reminds me of falling in love when you only want to be with that person and run away. It changes your whole outlook on life. And "Things I once though unbelievable in my life have all taken place" reminds me of how I felt about love in my life and also many things that love has now opened me up to.
    rockergrrrl21on April 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think this song is anything near average. I don't know, but I think Simplistic was being biased on the interpretaion.

    "Good Fortune" is a great song. It shows that you can feel great being with the person you love. This song shows that your world changes once you meet that special someone.
    GimmeDistraction3on July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshows how dramaticly your life can changed when you meet someone you really click with
    petrol_addicton September 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's like when you're in love with someone you can totally relate to and your self-motivation kicks in again because you have something to look forward to.
    sugarshockon January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't tell you how much this song relates to me and my boyfriend. Just that line 'You boys smile, 5 in the morning, looked into your eyes and I was really in love' is just so true of us. God I sound all sickly but hey!
    butterflykiss84on August 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't help but notice how much she sounds like patti smith in this song. Just me? what does everyone else think?
    pumkinhedon September 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell isn't patty smith a bit more crazy sounding?
    bone_machineon January 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes it does sound a bit like a Patti Smith creation.

    it's also a great pop single. uplifting and catchy.
    SWRJoneson March 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGiven the dirth of respectable female role models in alternative music, it's no surprise that PJ is influenced by Patti. They're part of the same chain, as it were.
    fourgangeron June 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, if you're in love your love that song. It expresses the feeling so good. You feel just in luck and happy. Wonderful song.
    assuntaon October 27, 2006   Link

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