O Lucky Man!

Discussion in 'Alan Price songs - lyrics' started by hollyh, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    O Lucky Man!

    If you have a friend on whom you think you can rely
    You are a lucky man
    If you've found the reason to live on and not to die
    You are a lucky man!
    Preachers and poets and scholars don't know it,
    Temples and statues and steeples won't show it,
    If you've got the secret just try not to blow it
    Stay a lucky man!

    If you've found the meaning of the truth in this old world
    You are a lucky man!
    If knowledge hangs around your neck like pearls instead of chains
    You are a lucky man!
    Takers and fakers and talkers won't tell you.
    Teachers and preachers will just buy and sell you.
    When no one can tempt you with heaven or hell-
    You'll be a lucky man!


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  2. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Poor People

    Poor people are poor people -
    And they don't understand
    A man's got to make whatever he wants-
    And take it with his own hands.

    Poor people stay poor people -
    And they never get to see
    Someone's got to win in the human race-
    If it isn't you, then it has to be me.

    So smile while you're makin' it-
    Laugh while you're takin' it-
    Even though you're fakin' it-
    Nobody's gonna know.
    Nobody's gonna know.

    It's no use mumbling.
    It's no use grumbling.
    Life just isn't fair-
    There's no easy days
    There's no easy ways
    Just get out there and do it!

    And sing and they'll sing your song-
    Laugh while you're getting on-
    Smile and they'll string along-
    And nobody's gonna know.
    Nobody's gonna know.
    Nobody's gonna know.
    And nobody's gonna know.


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  3. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Sell Sell

    Sell, sell, sell, sell everything you stand for
    Tell, tell, tell, tell all the people that you care for
    Running here, running there
    Keep it moving, sonny, don't despair
    Because the next one will be, the next one will be, the next one will be, the best one of the year

    Give, give, give, give everything you paid for
    Run, run, run, run for everything you prayed for
    Keep that smile on your face
    With a smile you're welcome any place
    Because the next one will be, the next one will be, the next one will be, the best one of the year

    Can I interest you in this article of mine?
    Can I interest you to spare some of your time?
    Can I interest you in this life of mine?
    Won't you listen, listen, listen, listen, listen?

    Sell, sell, sell, sell everything you stand for
    Tell, tell, tell, tell all the people that you care for
    Running here, running there
    Keep it moving, sonny, don't despair
    Because the next one will be, the next one will be, the next one will be, the best one of the year


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  4. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Look Over Your Shoulder

    When there's a bluebird singing by your window pane
    And the sun shines bright all day through
    Don't forget boy
    Look over your shoulder
    'Cause there's always someone coming after you (la la la la)

    When everything in life seems just as it should be
    At last success seems just around the door
    Don't forget boy
    Look over your shoulder
    'Cause things don't stay the same forever more (la la la la)

    Hope springs eternal in a young man's breast
    And he dreams of a better life ahead
    Without that dream you are nothing, nothing, nothing
    You have to find out for yourself that dream is dead (la la la la)

    Dead (la la la la) repeat to fade


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  5. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Justice


    We all want justice but you got to have the money to buy it
    You'd have to be a fool to close your eyes and deny it
    There's a lot of poor people who are walking the streets of my town
    Too blind to see that justice is used to do them right down

    All through life from beginning to end
    You pay your monthly installments
    Next to health is wealth
    And only wealth will buy you justice

    There'll always be a fool who insists on taking his chances
    And that is the man who believes in true love romances
    He will trust and rely on the goodness of human nature
    Now a judge will tell you that's a pathetic creature

    All through life from beginning to end
    You pay your monthly installments
    Next to health is wealth
    And only wealth will buy you justice

    Money, justice
    Money and it just is
    Money, justice


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  6. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    My Home Town

    Down on the corner of the street
    Where I was born we used to meet
    And sing the old songs
    We called them dole songs
    And we'd harmonize so clear
    Even though it was the beer
    That made the tears run
    About the years gone by
    And we'd go home and kiss the wife
    Hoping a kiss could change your life
    That's how romance is
    No second chances
    Back in my home town

    (instrumental break)

    Things aren't so very different now
    Poor folk must get along somehow
    You live forever on the never never
    Back in my home town


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  7. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Changes

    Everyone is going through changes
    And no one knows what's going on.
    And everybody changes places
    But the world still carries on.

    Love must always change to sorrow
    And everyone must play the game,
    It's here today and gone tomorrow
    But the world goes on the same.

    Now love must always change to sorrow
    And everyone must play the game
    It's here today and gone tomorrow
    But the world goes on the same.

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