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PostSubject: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeTue Apr 20, 2010 6:56 am

think there is a reference to shirelles with "mama said they'd be days like these".was just thinking thats all Stay Lucky Icon_lol
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeTue Apr 20, 2010 12:13 pm

"It took so long to get back on my feet,
It takes too long to find the words and the beat..."

Sounds like it's describing Brian's period of writer's block in coming up with this album.
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeTue Apr 20, 2010 12:28 pm

"It took so long to get back on my feet
It takes too long to find the words and the beat
And Charlies waiting on the end of the phone
To hear you call and try to recapture..."

"...All you have to do is step outside
Stop pacing around and waiting around
For some moment that might never arrive..."

Yeah, definitely about that haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeThu Apr 22, 2010 4:31 am

Thought Id go ahead and try out the rest of the lyrics

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It took so long to get me back on my feet
It takes so long to find the words and the beat
And Charlie’s waiting on the end of the phone
To hear you call him when you try to recapture,

But them old records won’t be savin’ your soul
And them feelins got for reasons you know,
That you forgotten somewhere ridin’ the trains,
To a place you bored out ???

And it feels like all you have to do is step outside
Stop pacing around and waiting around
For some moment that might never arrive

But your never gonna find it,
But when you were young
And everyone used to call you lucky

But nothing feels right in the winter and cold
Steam heat, clang, and the dog at your door
All the other rooms are a party tonight
And you never got an invitation
And you feel it in your bones, yeah they achin’ some more,
25 years gone about an hour ago,
And momma never told me there would be days like these,
Till it was much too late to recover

And it feels like all you have to do is step outside
Stop pacing around and waiting around
For some moment that might never arrive

But your never gonna find it,
When your knees, they got so weak,
But just lie here, in case you need it,
Like when you were young,
And everybody used to call you lucky
When you were young
And everybody used to call you lucky,

But it feels like you just might explode inside
You keep pacin’ around and waitin’
For some moment that might never arrive,
What you don’t have, you don’t need it anymore,
What you don’t have, you don’t need it anymore
But your never gonna find it when your knees got so weak,
And just lie here, in case you need it,
Like when you were young,
And everybody used to call you lucky
When you were young
And everybody used to call you lucky

And if you’re anywhere in Manhattan in the next eight days or so, let me know, speak soon, Stay Lucky

I dont really know how that last line fits in, but the rest of it I think is right.


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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeThu Apr 22, 2010 9:48 am

"Stop pacing around and waiting around
For some moment that might never arrive"

That sounds very familiar, like that line (or one very close to it that gives off the same idea) is in some other song I've heard before. I can't quite place it, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeThu Apr 22, 2010 12:01 pm

Okay, I remember. That line was reminding me of Springsteen's lyrics in Badlands:

"You spend your life waiting for a moment that just don't come,
Well don't waste your time waiting"

Not exactly a reference, just a similar idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeThu Apr 22, 2010 1:38 pm

''And if you’re anywhere in Manhattan in the next eight days or so, let me know, speak to, Stay Lucky''

I think it's 'speak soon', not speak to.
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeThu Apr 22, 2010 4:13 pm

guest wrote:
I think it's 'speak soon', not speak to.

Good call that makes more sense, i edited it in my post
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeThu Apr 22, 2010 4:15 pm

I love the Jersey accent when he says Manhattan.
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeThu Apr 22, 2010 4:19 pm

I think it's "in case you need it" not "in case you leaving".

And what's the Jersey accent in Manhattan? How else do you say it?
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeThu Apr 22, 2010 4:22 pm

Man-hat-ten vs Man-haah-en
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeThu Apr 22, 2010 4:23 pm

JohnnyC wrote:
I think it's "in case you need it" not "in case you leaving".

Thanks I actually meant to change that, but missed it.
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeThu Apr 22, 2010 4:29 pm

Vibes wrote:
Man-hat-ten vs Man-haah-en

Ohhhh gotcha. I don't think I've ever said Man-hat-ten in my life haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeSun Apr 25, 2010 4:35 am

Hi guys!

On Stay Lucky at 2:13 I can hear Brian screaming something like 'I say...' did anyone pick up on that?

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeMon Apr 26, 2010 3:07 pm

kinda reminds me of Frank Turner's Reasons Not to Be an Idiot
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2010 8:20 am

talley wrote:



To a place you bored out ???


To me it sounds like he says "to a place you bought out in Makoka".

Quite sure i'm hearing the makoka word wrong, can't figure out what else it could possibly be. But I'm positive i hear the other word as 'bought'
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2010 9:13 am

Still feel like it's an allusion to "Stay Free." Maybe not directly, but the way it ends really makes me think of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2010 9:42 am

I agree, the ending (especially the lyrics) made me think of stay free
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeFri Apr 30, 2010 12:50 am

Maybe he's referring to Days Like This by Van Morrison. And yeah definitely sounds like Stay Free.
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeSat May 08, 2010 3:19 am

yes. totally.
for those not in the know:

"let me know, speak soon, stay lucky"
"go easy, step lightly, stay free"
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeMon Jul 19, 2010 8:21 am

talley wrote:
And if you’re anywhere in Manhattan in the next eight days or so, let me know, speak soon, Stay Lucky

I dont really know how that last line fits in, but the rest of it I think is right.

apparently this comment links to an email Brian sent to Kerrang magazine which is kinda cool!
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeMon Oct 11, 2010 6:57 am

Does anyone know what 'it' means when he sings 'You're never gonna find it when your knees got so weak, but it's right here in case you need it'

Just wondered if anyone knew what he was talking about in that line.
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeMon Oct 11, 2010 10:26 am

I don't think that line is specific to anything about Brian.

Personally what I take from that line (and most of the song tbh) is that you won't get whatever it is you want ("you're never gonna find it") by sitting around feeling sorry for yourself (when you're knees got so weak")
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeMon Oct 11, 2010 11:54 am

Daire wrote:
I don't think that line is specific to anything about Brian.

Personally what I take from that line (and most of the song tbh) is that you won't get whatever it is you want ("you're never gonna find it") by sitting around feeling sorry for yourself (when you're knees got so weak")
and once you pull yourself back together and get up off your knees you'll be able to realize that you can get whatever it is you're looking for cause it has always been there at your reach even if you didn't realize it at the time ("but it's right here in case you need it")

but then again, i think this is one of those lines (or songs) where each person can get a different interpretation and get something different out of it
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PostSubject: Re: Stay Lucky   Stay Lucky Icon_minitimeMon Oct 11, 2010 12:41 pm

Bea wrote:
Daire wrote:
I don't think that line is specific to anything about Brian.

Personally what I take from that line (and most of the song tbh) is that you won't get whatever it is you want ("you're never gonna find it") by sitting around feeling sorry for yourself (when you're knees got so weak")
and once you pull yourself back together and get up off your knees you'll be able to realize that you can get whatever it is you're looking for cause it has always been there at your reach even if you didn't realize it at the time ("but it's right here in case you need it")

but then again, i think this is one of those lines (or songs) where each person can get a different interpretation and get something different out of it

Yeah I guess that makes sense and fits in with the theme of the song. I think it's also saying that you need to try and recapture your youth when you took chances and got rewards from them. When you were lucky I guess, whatever the situation might have been and not to sit around wishing for things when you could have them if you take opportunities that come to you.
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