"Lucky" as written by Jason Ross and Jason Pollock....
Mean Mr. Mustard says
He's bored with life in the dead stream
Can't afford french corner high
Says it gets old real quick
And he pails up next to me
And scrawled on the pavement
It says, son, time is all the luck you need

But if I stay lucky then my tongue will stay tied
And I won't betray the things that I hide
There's not enough years underneath this build
For me to admit the way that I felt

Mean Mr. Mustard says
Don't be the wave that crashes
From a sea of discontent
He says he's wrestled with that blanket
It leaves you cold and wet
Any way you stretch it
Divine apathy disease of my youth
And watch that you don't catch it

But if I stay lucky then my tongue will stay tied
And I won't betray the things that I hide
There's not enough years underneath this build
For me to admit the way that I felt

I'm the wave that crashes from a sea that turns it self
I'm inside out every chance I get to see what it's like in hell

But if I stay lucky then my tongue will stay tied
And I won't betray the things that I hide
There's not enough years underneath this build
For me to admit the way that I felt
But if I stay lucky then my tongue will stay tied
And I won't betray the things that I hide
There's not enough years underneath this build
For me to admit the way that I felt

There's not enough years underneath this build
For me to admit the way that I felt


Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death, edited by PhantasmP

"Lucky" as written by Anoo Finn Ananda Bhagavan Jonas Von Der Burg

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentSomebody help me out here......I really like this song...the way it sung and the music....im trying to figure out what it means though. I think that there is this younger, angry man who is pissed at the world. and there is this older cranky, yet wise man, (mr. mustard) that says to the younger man "you can't continue to be bitter against the world. it only makes your life more miserable. trust me i know, i hve been that direction" and the older guy continues to say that "the negative attitude and disdain for the world is contagious". If he's lucky, he will keep his mouth shut and not let out all the bitterness he holds inside.... any other ideas?
    blakeraeon March 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think thats what this song meens,,, makes sense in my head
    craiggon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...i def agree with what ur sayin...the chorus sounds so good, i just love it
    SexyAss14on May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgood song, kinda sounds like hes talking to a homeless person (mr mustard).. that has gone through a lot more than he has, mr mustard says to him: 'hey you got it better than me, don't worry'
    slipnslide15on July 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThere is a reference I think to the movie "Dead Poets Society". The shy boy recites the poem about a blanket that leaves you cold no matter how you stretch it.

    The guide for the narrator is an addict (french quarter high), poor, and knowledgable.

    Experience and caring (rather than luck and apathy) are the most important things in life.
    sakeboxon August 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWonderful song, the chorus is absolutely beautiful.
    Muzzyon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits about being happy with what you have and not wanting what you can't have...in my mind that is why it says if i stay lucky then my tounge will stay tied, for me it would be not wanting to tell someone you like them if you can't have them but im sure it can take on many meanings....or something like that :s
    dansr20deton March 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhat a great song!!!every time i listen to it i changes my mind on what it means.every lyric takes me different places in my life where it means different things.but i think the best thing about is why it goes"time is all the luck that you ll need" which means you will still have time to make a desion on things.What a song
    lostinsongson April 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhat a great song!!!every time i listen to it i changes my mind on what it means.every lyric takes me different places in my life where it means different things.but i think the best thing about is why it goes"time is all the luck that you ll need" which means you will still have time to make a desion on things.What a song
    lostinsongson April 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.. in fact, i just heard it today for the first time.. but i just feel the lyrics sooo much..
    "And if I stay Lucky then my tongue
    will stay tied, and I won’t betray
    the things that I hide.
    There’s not enough years underneath
    this belt, for me to admit the way
    that I felt. "

    It is just me...
    boover22on June 14, 2003   Link

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