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Lucky's Tune


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LUCKY’S TUNE (Reid Paley)

Candy from a baby
Never tastes like it should
Now I’m thinking maybe
I just don’t know what’s good

Ain’t so rough
Give me one chance
I’ll fuck it up

Tell me that I’m crazy
Come on call me a prick
Wake me up in dreamland
With my head on a stick

Ain’t so rough
Give me one chance
I’ll fuck it up

I’ll take it standing
Cos you know it doesn’t matter anyway
Cos he who doesn’t run away
Will live to fuck it up
Another day

[Lurching Instrumental followed by
Reprise of Insightful Bridge]

Smack me like you mean it
Two times a dare
Take me to your leader baby
Show me you care

Ain’t so rough
Give me one chance
I’ll fuck it up
Just look don’t touch
Give me one chance
I’ll fuck it up

Lyrics Appear by Permission
The Monkey’s Paw (BMI)
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from REVIVAL, released July 4, 2000


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