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Born To Be Unlucky
Words and Music by: Larry Norman I was born about eighteen years ago In a little wooden shack I was born about eighteen years ago On the wrong side of the tracks And I never knew my father And I never had a home Well, I don't know where I came from And I don't know where I'm goin'. I was born to be unlucky From my shoulders to my shoes And I guess I'm stuck with my unlucky blues. When I was just a young boy I was raised on beans and trout And on my seventh birthday Well, my momma, she kicked me out They say I'm good for nothin' No one treats me kind I don't care 'cause pretty soon I'm gonna leave this world behind. I was born to be unlucky From my shoulders to my shoes And I guess I'm stuck with my unlucky blues. I jumped into the river To try to put myself away A man jumped in and saved me He spoiled a perfect day He dragged me to the river's edge He said, he knew I had a need Then he pulled out a soggy Bible And that man began to read. Well, he told me things I did not know I'm glad I did not die 'Cause he told me God's my Father And my real home is in the sky And I said.... He said "I done a very foolish thing To try to drown myself and die" And I told him I was glad He happened to be passing by He said God would forgive me So I repented of my sin Then he said I must be baptized And he threw me in again. Awww, I was born to be unlucky From my shoulders to my shoes I thought I must be stuck with these unlucky blues Oh yea! My life has changed in many ways I'm such a different man Well, I know now who my Father is And I know just where I stand With one foot up in Heaven And one foot on the ground I travel through this world of ours I try to spread God's word around. I was born to be unlucky, I know'd it From my shoulders to my shoes But I came unstuck from my unlucky blues Yea! Maybe you can too, alright, woah And this is just the beginning!