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Neko Case — Bad Luck
Album: Hell-On
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Released: 2018
Length: 3:50
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Woke a dog from a running dream
And that's bad luck (Bad luck)
Ate a black fly in the cream
And that's bad luck (Bad, bad luck)
Chipped my tooth on an engagement ring
And that's bad luck (Bad luck)
Could have stopped any one of these things
But that would have been bad luck

Are you tired of things going right?
Things going wrong?
Tired of trying to make everyone happy?
Too tired to sing your own songs

Do you wish you could stop everything
And take back your love?
Say you're sorry that you gave it up so easy
And cry like you're trying to be born?

Woke a dog from a running dream
And that's bad luck (Bad luck)
Ate a black fly in the cream
And that's bad luck (Bad, bad luck)
Chipped my tooth on an engagement ring
And that's bad luck (Bad luck)
Could have stopped any one of these things
But that would have been bad luck

So I died and went to work
So I died and went to work
It's not as bad as I thought it would be
But it's still pretty bad luck
It's not as bad as I thought it would be
But it's still pretty bad luck

I woke a dog from a running dream
And that's bad luck (Bad luck)
I ate a black fly in the cream
And that's bad luck (Bad, bad luck)
Chipped my tooth on an engagement ring
And that's bad luck (Bad luck)
Could have stopped any one of these things
But that would have been bad luck

And love, the most contrary asset of them all
Dragging in on nature's coattails
Acting like it wrote the moon
Trying to pass riddles as poetry
Embargo is love's waiting room

And meantime
Right here in human time
My heart could break for a one-legged seagull
And still afford nothing to you (That's bad luck)

Are you tired of things going right?
Things going wrong?
Tired of trying to make everyone happy?
Too tired to sing your own songs

Woke a dog from a running dream
And that's bad luck (Bad luck)
Ate a black fly in the cream
And that's bad luck (Bad, bad luck)
Chipped my tooth on an engagement ring
And that's bad luck (Bad luck)
Could have stopped any one of these things
But that would have been bad luck

So I died and went to work
So I died and went to work
So I died and went to work
So I died and went to work
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compared with the last song (Steve Forbert), the recording quality seems to have dropped?? sounds like am mono
what happened?
 lathyris wrote:
Love Neko, but it's ironic (hint hint) that she chose this song topic -- because it's already been done.
 
So no one else is allowed to write a song listing bad things that may have happened to them because Alanis Morissette once wrote a song that does so?  Anyhow, at least the title of this song is grammatically correct, unlike that of Ms. Morissette's.
While she was recording this song in Sweden (I think?) she was receiving reports of how her house was burning down! It's amazing she was able to still record, and ironic that such bad luck happened to her. Animals and her guy were all safe, house salvageable, just lost "stuff". Whew.

I've loved Neko for many years now. Never disappoints! 
Maybe a bit overplayed in the regular radio stream, but my oh my, I do like that woman's singing and writing.
 lathyris wrote:
Love Neko, but it's ironic (hint hint) that she chose this song topic — because it's already been done.
 
eh?
It's Neko so it's great in my book. I'm starting at 9. 
Love Neko, but it's ironic (hint hint) that she chose this song topic -- because it's already been done.
new stuff sound like old stuff. I like it by the way.
Interesting, 
Pretty cool tune - odd production.  Has a kind of '50s-Girl-Group feel to it in spots.
Neko: great as usual
Song: not so much 
Well.  Awfully pop for Neko.  But I like the lyrics.  

Hey Bill, If this got posted on a page for "El Pino and the Volunteers - Head or Tails" it's because of a website glitch?  I was trying to post on Neko Case's Bad Luck.
So fresh they haven't published the lyrics yet!

Who or what is "El Pino and the Volunteers — Head or Tails"?
Neko.  Always great.