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I Should Be So Lucky

Posted By: couchgrouch

I Should Be So Lucky - 11/12/19 02:49 PM


https://soundcloud.com/wabash-cannibal/i-should-be-so-lucky

I Should Be So Lucky By Robert George/ Tom Bohn c 2005

Popped the hood of his red Trans Am
With torn overalls and greasy hands
I poured in half a quart of Pennzoil
That guy brings it in every month
Tips me a fifty to tune it up
Fill the tires, check the wires and the coil

I pictured that old used Ford that I just bought
Slammed the hood of his Trans Am and thought

I should be so lucky to live like that
Man, if there's a good life
That's where it's at
He's got it made in the shade
Sometime's I think if I could trade
I'd wish that were me
'Cause I should be
I should be so lucky


He picked his car up right at five
Was takin' some redhead for a drive
Her name was on the tip of his tongue
I thought of the crazy things I did
Before my marriage and my two kids
And I smiled cause I was wild when I was young

He said there's a party tonight, we're gonna raise some hell
I just took his fifty and I said to myself

I should be so lucky to live like that
Man, if there's a good life that's where it's at
He's got it made in the shade
Sometimes I think if I could trade
I'd wish that were me
'Cause I should be
I should be so lucky


He said come on, get in, go with us
I said sorry not tonight
Suppers on the stove and it's waitin'
And I'm headin' home to my wife
Then with a hint of regret
He looked up and said


I should be so lucky to live like that
Man, if there's a good life that's where it's at
You've got it made in the shade
Sometime's I think if I could trade
I'd wish that were me
'Cause I should
I should be so lucky
Posted By: E Swartz

Re: I Should Be So Lucky - 11/12/19 04:07 PM

Hey Couch.

Wonderful story and lyrics to support. I like how the small details support a great basic story that's perfect for modern country music--many can relate to this type of song or just "get it!" Music/melody production/performance all done very well. No nits, just enjoyed the song.

steady-eddie
Posted By: Dave Rice

Re: I Should Be So Lucky - 11/12/19 04:24 PM

Enjoyed my listen... and yeah, what Eddie said! Really enjoyable song... and the "turn-around" message worked well. One of your recent bests. Thanks for sharing.

----Dave
Posted By: Steve Altonian

Re: I Should Be So Lucky - 11/12/19 05:28 PM

Hey Robert,

Good poppy song with a catchy hook. I love the contrast in the end as the one who is supposed to be so lucky isn't really so lucky, & the one who thought he wasn't lucky, really is...

I need some uptempo songs like this...
Posted By: Gavin Sinclair

Re: I Should Be So Lucky - 11/12/19 08:18 PM

Great lyric, melody, vocals, production. It feels like a hit. Who is that singing? Is it Tom Bohn, who's mentioned in the writing credits?

Lyrically, you know what's coming, of course, but the fact that the twist in the tail is visible from about the shoulder blades does the song no harm at all in my opinion. If anything, it allows the listener to bask longer in the feelgood glow of what he knows is coming.
Posted By: couchgrouch

Re: I Should Be So Lucky - 11/13/19 10:26 PM

thanks folks. and that is Tom Bohn singing and I think he played on the demo as well. He gets all the credit. I had nothing to do with the demo or its arrangement, that was all Tom. I had a little more disposable income back then. All I did was write a check and smile when I heard how it turned out.
Posted By: lane1777

Re: I Should Be So Lucky - 11/17/19 03:53 AM

Hi Couch,
i`m in there with the rest of the gang, great song really its something I think I would hear on the radio today.
upbeat and I like the steel. Lane
Posted By: couchgrouch

Re: I Should Be So Lucky - 11/18/19 05:17 PM

Thanks lane. smile
Posted By: JAPOV

Re: I Should Be So Lucky - 11/21/19 03:29 AM

Yep, here’s another one that needs a swift kick in the a$$ and a swing beat! smile
Posted By: couchgrouch

Re: I Should Be So Lucky - 11/21/19 03:50 AM

I don't know what that means, but ok...
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