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Here is one I wrote for a local songwriters challenge 'Get Lucky' was the word set.

Some men get themselves all shinnied up
Shaved and combed and smelling good
Trying to get themselves all hooked up
Acting like every woman knows its understood

Struttiní and stepping acting like itís a sure enough thing
How is it that we can be such fools
You can spend your money on all that fancy gear
But I tell you , you are using the wrong tools

You gotta get lucky
Thatís all there is
Like a hand full of aces
Or winning at the races
The stars gotta be lined up right.
And you gotta be a stand up man.

You can flash your diamonds and hundred dollar bills
You pearly white s gleaming in the dark like its Halloween
But if a woman ainít lookiní or she ainít ready
You gonna be the clown King without a queen

The odds are against you Ė you might as well know
If you arenít looking to give her a little bit of respect
Sheís looking for more than some flashy fancy man
She sure enough knows just what you expect.

I know you say men have their needs
And I know women have them too
But Son you just want to play that hit and run
She wants to build something worthy and true
If you the kind of man that can stand up tall
And sheís looking for someone just like you
The universe can sing and make everything right
By making it lucky for the both of you.

You gotta get lucky
Thatís all there is
Like a hand full of aces
Or winning at the races
The stars gotta be lined up right.
And you gotta be a stand up man.
And find a woman thatís is looking for your kind of man

ken lehnig (c2011)Desert Windsong Publishing

Why is doing what you love the hardest thing to do? Is it because failing what you thought defined you would be too devastating a thing from which to recover? If so, we stay where mere accident has left us.

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The following comments are for "Gotta get Lucky"
by jonpenny

Gettin' Lucky
I dig the hook.


( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: March 30, 2011 )

I can see any number of places I used to haunt, all dressed to impress, wasted time and money.

Yep, it all comes down to luck, 80% of the time.


( Posted by: BWOz [Member] On: March 30, 2011 )

Love it!
That's exactly right! Luck .. and knowing you are! Wonderful!

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: March 31, 2011 )

you gotta be a stand up man
Lucky is good but there is absolutely nothing wrong with stacking the odds in your favor. Not everyone is born looking like JFK, Jr.

Lyric has a twangy feel. And I'm liking it.

( Posted by: toscano [Member] On: April 4, 2011 )

Getting Lucky
I am sorry I haven't been able to be here as much as I like. My sites are wonderfully demanding and my parents have gotten to an age where my care and concern are needed. I ask my Dad how it feels to have an old man taking care of him - he says I just have to keep up!

This was a Challenge piece at a local songwriting event. Not an easy one to do. Thanks all for your generous comments.

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: April 21, 2011 )

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