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Ryan Adams — Lucky Now
Album: Ashes & Fire
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Released: 2011
Length: 2:45
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I don't remember, were we wild and young
All that's faded into memory
I feel like somebody I don't know
Are we really who we used to be
Am I really who I was

The lights will draw you in
And the dark will bring you down
And the night will break your heart
Only if you're lucky now

Waiting outside while you find your keys
Like bags of trash in the blackening snow
City of neon and toes that freeze
We got nothing and nowhere to go
We got nothing and nowhere

The lights will draw you in
And the dark will take you down
And the night will break your heart
Only if you're lucky now

If the lights draw you in
And the dark can take you down
Then love can mend your heart
But only if you're lucky now

I don't remember, were we wild and young
All that's faded into memory
I feel like somebody I don't know
Are we really who we used to be
Am I really who I was
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I saw him in August and he became my new hero...

{#Notworthy}


great song, terrific voice  (oh genie I wish I had a voice like Ryan Adams rub rub rub...)
 iggam wrote:
raulman1 wrote:
I first heard this when Ryan Adams played it live in the last scene in "This is 40."  Downloaded it and am happy to hear it on RP As well.
 
I loved that scene in the movie. I felt exhausted by the end of watching it. It struck a few nerves for this 40-something.

 

{#Hearteyes}
this song reminds me of this song,  Audioslave - Doesn't Remind Me,   ironic?
Lyrics delivery is about the same.
Wow, I'll have to check it out. I really like Gold. And Heartbreaker.

helgigermany wrote:


 


 helgigermany wrote:
For my taste this is his best Album. very nice song!

 


So much talent.
 helgigermany wrote:
RA reminds me very much of Neil Young. Same Style of music. Very nice!

 

I was thinking Lyle Lovett.  And yes, very nice.
 slandering wrote:
 helgigermany wrote:
RA reminds me very much of Neil Young. Same Style of music. Very nice!

 
wirklich nicht Helgi eher Jackson Browne!
Also Ihr beiden, defenitiv Gram Parsons


 


 helgigermany wrote:
RA reminds me very much of Neil Young. Same Style of music. Very nice!

 
wirklich nicht Helgi eher Jackson Browne!



one of my favorite DRA tunes
RA reminds me very much of Neil Young. Same Style of music. Very nice!
Fred, you crack me up!  

 I never, ever, expected to hear Ryan err Bryan Adams on RP but why the heck not?    And now I realize that Brian ain't Ryan......  Excuse the apparent cognitive handicap.  

OK, this is much better.
 fredriley wrote:
"Are we really how we used to be?" Nope. And the next question please...

This sounds like the sort of song that gap year students would play on a Thai beach as the sun sets. I can just see the guitarist as a skinny beardie with frayed denim shorts looking to get a few beers and maybe a shag for the night.

 
The lyric is "Are we really who we used to be?", not "Are we really how we used to be?". Still, is it a trick question?  
You have a match and you enter a dark cabin with a candle, a lamp, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?
 fredriley wrote:
"Are we really how we used to be?" Nope. And the next question please...

This sounds like the sort of song that gap year students would play on a Thai beach as the sun sets. I can just see the guitarist as a skinny beardie with frayed denim shorts looking to get a few beers and maybe a shag for the night.

 
What the....  ???
 apd wrote:
I have no idea what this song is about but it feels like a big, warm blanket, and that's good enough for me.

 
{#Yes}
 captainmint wrote:
I had this cd when it came out and had been listening for a couple of weeks. I was at a neighbors, we were having drinks, she asked if I liked Ryan Adams, I thought. I said yes. She put Brian Adams on her CD player. OUCH.

 
I imagine the confusion is not uncommon. I was in Chicago last October and on day one saw that Ryan Adams was playing at a theatre on State Street. By day three, Brian Adams was playing the same venue. Likely this does not happen too often.
raulman1 wrote:
I first heard this when Ryan Adams played it live in the last scene in "This is 40."  Downloaded it and am happy to hear it on RP As well.
 
I loved that scene in the movie. I felt exhausted by the end of watching it. It struck a few nerves for this 40-something.
"Are we really how we used to be?" Nope. And the next question please...

This sounds like the sort of song that gap year students would play on a Thai beach as the sun sets. I can just see the guitarist as a skinny beardie with frayed denim shorts looking to get a few beers and maybe a shag for the night.
 apd wrote:
I have no idea what this song is about but it feels like a big, warm blanket, and that's good enough for me.
 
Agree!! This is very nice!
I have no idea what this song is about but it feels like a big, warm blanket, and that's good enough for me.
I had this cd when it came out and had been listening for a couple of weeks. I was at a neighbors, we were having drinks, she asked if I liked Ryan Adams, I thought. I said yes. She put Brian Adams on her CD player. OUCH.
I first heard this when Ryan Adams played it live in the last scene in "This is 40."  Downloaded it and am happy to hear it on RP As well.
like

 scraig wrote:
Beautiful stuff here. Just had the 5 year anniversary of the Tea Fire. We were very lucky that nobody perished.

 


Beautiful stuff here. Just had the 5 year anniversary of the Tea Fire. We were very lucky that nobody perished.
 bev wrote:
Wow, this is so cool: I heard this song for the first time a week or so ago on a local radio station and felt compelled to email them to try and find the song title/artist. That was slightly challenging because I had been in my car with fairly poor radio reception and I had only the barest description to go on (folksy/acoustic, male solo singer...) . I did know the time it was played, though, and the artist who preceded it (Joni Mitchell!) which ultimately got me what I wanted.

The DJ (!) who replied seemed pleased to provide the info and commented that Ryan Adams is one of his favorites; and I promptly purchased it. Thanks RP for playing it. Really think it's a catchy song that stays with you and I love his delivery of the tune, as well.

 
Well, bev... if you liked this song, there is soooooo much for you to discover with Ryan Adams.  Check out his first band Whiskeytown (3 albums) as well as his 9 solo albums (2 double disc)  and 3 albums with the Cardinals.  We're talking hundreds of songs.  The guy is prolific.  Enjoy.
Nice in a sort of vanilla midwestern way.
It 'ain't  got nothing' to make it stand out, but sometimes an honest workman is what one wants, so it works for me.
Wow, this is so cool: I heard this song for the first time a week or so ago on a local radio station and felt compelled to email them to try and find the song title/artist. That was slightly challenging because I had been in my car with fairly poor radio reception and I had only the barest description to go on (folksy/acoustic, male solo singer...) . I did know the time it was played, though, and the artist who preceded it (Joni Mitchell!) which ultimately got me what I wanted.

The DJ (!) who replied seemed pleased to provide the info and commented that Ryan Adams is one of his favorites; and I promptly purchased it. Thanks RP for playing it. Really think it's a catchy song that stays with you and I love his delivery of the tune, as well.