Luck And Circumstance Blues


I got up this evening/ My headís in a fog
I saw you were leaving like nothing was wrong
This light is deceiving/ It groans like a dog

My love is in danger/ She lives in a cage
With unforeseen silence/ And unforeseen rage

You got a face like a magnet/ It keeps pulling me in
Itís a fatal attraction/ Iím on needles and pins

I mistook you for ransom/ I followed your voice
Youíre vague and specific/ Like silence and noise

I got hook and ladder/ Goes eight stories high
Your ninth story window is one story shy

Chorus: Luck and circumstance has seen me through
Iíve had some shakey moments

I got all your letters/ I read Ďem and weep
Itís a primitive world when heartbreakís this sweet

Your timing was perfect/ As perfect as greed
Iíve been drilling for oil and itís just out of reach

I ainít got no compass/ I ainít got no wheel
I got me a feather thatís made out of steel

Iíll sing you to sleep, baby/ When night comes around
I sawed off a shotgun and polished it down

Death does not move me/ Iím stubborn as pain
Iím stubborn as ashes and loyal as rain