Such A Lucky Man

      Such A Lucky Man - Paul D E Mitchell

A song for all those unable to cope with the insensitivities of fame. Maybe they are not so lucky after all.


     They see him walking down the street

     They think the world lies at his feet

     But if they could only know the truth

     They’d never say another word –

     They’d simply walk on by

     Then shake their heads and sigh… 

 

     And taking out their mobile phones

     They’re texting people that they barely know

      Here he is, the lucky man

      And he’s out here all alone

      Walking all alone

      Walking all alone…. ah –

 

     All we’ve read must be untrue    

     I’ve never seen a man look so sad and blue

     It’s as though the world is on his shoulders

     Until we feel his melancholy too –

     And so we walk on by

     Can’t bear to see a grown man cry…

 

     Yet we take out our mobile phones

     Send his picture to people we hardly know

      Here he is, the lucky man

      And he’s out here all alone

      Walking all alone…. ah –

 

     See his new-frowned friends surround him

     Like bees they swarm around him

     Till the weight of all their expectations

     Slowly brings him to his knees

     To his knees, to his knees… ah –

 

    He brings his hands up to his head

    I’m in my private place, he said

    A place where I’ve no need of face or name

    A place where I’ve no need of all this fame

    So, please, won’t you walk on by

     Let me gaze up at an open sky

 

     Put away those damn mobile phones 

     Walk around to people you really know

     Knock the door and when they answer

     Say hello – a face-to-face hello

     An honest to goodness to graceful to gracious hello

     An honest to goodness to graceful to grateful hello…  ah –

 

    So we say goodbye to our lucky man

     As someone takes him by the hand

     They’re leading him to a waiting van

     To take away our lucky man

      Such a lucky man


(c) 2016  – all music, lyrics, instruments and voices by Paul D E Mitchell

2013 Jumpin Jimmy 2

© mitch 2020
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