Feeling Lucky

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Feeling Lucky
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Chase This Light Album Cover
Released: 2007-10-16
Length: 2:32
Label: Interscope Records
Producer: Chris Testa, John Fields

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[Verse 1]

There's a chance, one of us will give in soon

I could ask, but what's an answer gonna prove?

I try to get mad, but the fever drops

My heart can't break 'cause the beating stops

Yeah, suck that lucky feeling right outta me

[Verse 2]

Wanna laugh? Take a look around the room

It's a dance, tired steps in brand new shoes

I can only take a guess what the morning brings

If it feels too good, then it probably is

Yeah, suck that lucky feeling right outta me

[Verse 3]

I follow your sign, where it leads I go

But you turned your back so easily

It tells me everything I need, yeah

Waiting for the line to move a foot, yeah

Wasting my life on nothing good

Suck that lucky feeling right outta me

[Verse 4]

I should act; tie it down or cut you loose

It's a trap, any direction I move

When I try to sing along, the needle skips

I huff and then I puff but my house is bricks, yeah

Suck that lucky feeling right outta me

Yeah you sucked that lucky feeling right outta me

Yeah you sucked that lucky feeling right outta me, yeah

Recording Details

Reflecting on Feeling Lucky Jim Adkins said the song is "A bar brawl song. Another loser anthem. yup." [1]

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  1. http://bbs.jimmyeatworld.com/blog/index.php, Band Blog, Jimmy Eat World, 2007-10-09, Jimmy Eat World, Jimmy Eat World, 2021-05-16, 10.09.07 vancouver, bc. day off. i was asked to write a blurb for journalists ( is "blurb" in the book?) about each of the songs. here is as concise as i can get about each tune without trampling on what you might make of it for yourself. we have never thought it was our job to explain songs. that is a rant for another time. but, after a few people asking me questions about the tunes and having really, really off base interpretations i thought it may be a good idea to at least point people in a closer direction. so, spoiler alert. i guess. 1. Big Casino-A loser anthem. Song about disgruntled burn-out dreams of success and what they would do with it. 2. Let It Happen-Always wanted to write an “I ain’t missing you”-- feigning strength as a defense song. 3.Always Be- about co-dependancy; vulnerability exploited. 4. Carry You-With distance and time, it becomes easier to invent qualities that may not have existed in a relationship. And to falsely believe those qualities could be included in a current version of the relationship. 5. Electable (Give It Up)-Frustration with the lack of intelligent political discourse in America. Why is attempting to polarize such an effective distraction from accountability? 6. Gotta Be Somebody’s Blues-A song about apathy. Oppression is an abstraction and thought of as someone else’s problem… until it’s you that finds yourself defending your rights. 7. Felling Lucky-A bar brawl song. Another loser anthem. yup. 8. Here It Goes-Know what is truly important to you. Don’t lose sight of that in the face of opportunity OR in the face of desperation. 9. Chase This Light-Becoming self-aware in the middle of a special experience. The “chase” is trying to find that feeling of discovery. of challange. 10. Firefight-Because it is new, everything is a big deal. 11. Dizzy-Unspoken awkwardness when two people are faced with their past. jim back to topPosted On: Oct 09, 2007 by Jim, https://web.archive.org/web/20071012192957/http://bbs.jimmyeatworld.com/blog/index.php?varDay=all, 2007-10-12

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