How Lucky (You Can Be) – Written March 1995 (Aged 20)

How Lucky (You Can Be)

girl was cruel
but girl was a teenage thought
and just a fool
i sold her the story of my life
and she used it as a tool
to leave me broken in two
girl was cruel
i held myself in astral form
the foetal position
the one we adopt before we are born
girl though she was fantastic
and decided to pour scorn
i was not made of elastic
and soon i was ripped and torn
but girl is alright
all your life you will fight
because you never realise
when you have things alright
there is no light behind your eyes
there is no life

James Garratt – March 1995

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