Thursday, March 10, 2011

O Lucky Man!

As you can see, this is right at the top of my range. It was either going to be this take or nothing, hence the roughness of this rendering.

This song is dedicated to myself partially, I think, but also to a Friend. But the meaning can be for you too. Modify the gendered pronouns, if you wish.

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,
S'temples and statues and steeples won't show it,
If you've got the secret then 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're a lucky man!

You'll be better by far
To be just be who you are
You can be what you want
if you are what you are

and that's a lucky man!

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