Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

I'm Lucky

 

I’M LUCKY AND YOU’RE NOT

I’m lucky and you’re not

I enjoy all the stuff I got

N’ that’s tough t’do, cause your pain keeps makin’ me blue

I got privileges, you don’t

I get things in ways you won’t

God just loves me a lot more than He loves you!

 

I’m lucky and you’re not

I worked hard t’get what I got

An I ain’t throwin’ it out for lofty ideals

Maybe you had a string of bad luck

Or y’stood up for something when you shoulda ducked

Y’got more guts than sense is how that feels

 

Call it fate, call it fortune,

Call it whatever you like

I was born in America

I’m straight and male and white!  So, … 

 

I’m lucky and you’re not

I’m stayin’ outta that hot seat spot

I’m stayin’ outta the Big Guys’ line of view

Some big bully starts actin’ mean

Well I don’t wanna be heard or seen

I just keep on doin’ the things I’m supposed to do.

 

Instrumental (1/2 chorus)

 

Go ahead!  Pray for salvation.

Pray for equality.

Maybe if y’wait for reincarnation

Hey!  Well you can come back as me!  Cause,

 

I’m lucky and you’re not

You don’t make waves when y’got a yacht

You keep your mouth shut and look the other way

If your “other foot” was a-wearin’ my shoe

You’d be walkin’ away from me too

The way things are, that’s the way I want em to stay!

Yeah, the way things are, that’s the way I want em to stay!

 

Written by Peter Alsop, ©2005, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Disciples of PerFection - www.peteralsop.com

 

 

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