House got too crowded clothes got too tight
And I don't know just where I'm going tonight
Out where the sky's been cleared by a good hard rain
There's somebody callin' my secret name

I'm going down to Lucky Town
Going down to Lucky Town
I wanna lose these blues I've found
Down in Lucky Town
Down in Lucky Town

Had a coat of fine leather and snakeskin boots
But that coat always had a tread hangin' loose
Well I pulled it one night and to my surprise
It led me right past your house and on over the rise

I'm going down to Lucky Town
Down to Lucky Town
I'm gonna lose these blues I've found
Down in Lucky Town
Down in Lucky Town

I had some victory that was just failure in deceit
Now the joke's comin' up through the soles of my feet
I been a long time walking on fortune's cane
Tonight I'm steppin' lightly and feelin' no pain

Well here's to your good looks baby now here's to my health
Here's to the loaded places that we take ourselves
When it comes to luck you make your own
Tonight I got dirt on my hands but I'm building me a new home

Down in Lucky Town
Down in Lucky Town
I'm gonna lose these blues I've found
Down in Lucky Town

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  • +2
    General CommentI remember reading that it was written by Bruce after coming out of a period of what he called self-pity, following his divorce. This song gets me moving. It inspires me to go out and find rather than waiting around to be found.
    myenemyisnearon December 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is such a great song and im "lucky" enough to have the first comment........i think its about new beginnings....but aren't all beginnings new?
    dasquien!on October 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMight have something to do with Springsteen remarrying?
    sidebeardon May 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that the "Lucky Town" might be the name of a hotel (pub, bar ect)
    big_piss_drinkeron June 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It brings back some great memories of things that happened while i was listening to this song, most importantly was the first time my girl told me she loved me. Its also just a flat out great song!
    MFMBon August 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song too !! im kinda going through a hard period right now and this really inspires me :) so deep and yet so straightforward....
    onmy--mindon April 13, 2008   Link

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