LUCKY GIRL

Original Patti Scialfa version


I never wanted nothing, baby, you know it's true
I never wanted nothing the way I wanted you
I kept me hands clean,
I walked a good line
I knew someday, baby, someday you'd be mine
And when fortune came to town
I was standing in with the unsatisfied
So I lay my wishes down for the things that money can't buy

Oh, I guess I'm a lucky girl
Oh baby, you know it's true
Oh, I guess I'm a lucky girl
I've been lucky since I found you

I used to play it safe, yeah, that's what I'd do
I never wanted nothing, nothing I could lose
I was just frightened of, of the price you pay
For every good thing that ever comes your way
I'm going to lay my worries down
Lay them down, baby, yeah I can't complain
'Cause I'm shining, shining, down
Like a new link in an old chain

Oh, I guess I'm a lucky girl
Oh baby, you know it's true
Oh, I guess I'm a lucky girl
I've been lucky since I found you
I'm a lucky girl
I'm a lucky girl
I'm a lucky girl
I'm a lucky girl

Yeah, I got lucky baby, yeah, 'cause I got wise
You can run but you can never hide
Build a house of steel, raise a cross of stone
When that cold wind blows it finds you all alone
And when fortune came to town
I was standing in with the unsatisfied
So I lay my wishes down
For the things that money can't buy

Oh, I guess I'm a lucky girl
Oh baby, you know it's true
Oh, I guess I'm a lucky girl
I've been lucky since I found you
Oh, I guess I'm a lucky girl
Mmmm baby, you know it's true
Oh, I guess I'm a lucky girl
I've been lucky since I found you
I've been lucky since
I've been lucky since
I've been lucky since I found you
I've been lucky since
I've been lucky since
I've been lucky since I found you
Oh, guess I'm a lucky girl
Oh, such a lucky girl
Oh, yes I'm a lucky girl
Oh, such a lucky girl


Info

LUCKY GIRL is a song written by Patti Scialfa and Mike Campbell and released on Scialfa's 1993 album Rumble Doll. The above lyrics are for the original Patti Scialfa version of LUCKY GIRL as released in 1993.

Rumble Doll

Rumble Doll is a studio album by Patti Scialfa released on 13 Jul 1993 on Columbia Records. Produced by Mike Campbell, this was Scialfa's debut album. It features Bruce Springsteen on two tracks: BIG BLACK HEAVEN and TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN. He is also credited for additional production on both tracks.

Though Rumble Doll had largely been completed in 1991 and 1992, BIG BLACK HEAVEN and TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN were among the last finished, recorded around March 1993 at Thrill Hill Recording, Springsteen's home studio in Beverly Hills, CA.

Patti Scialfa -- Rumble Doll
Patti Scialfa -- Rumble Doll

LP - Columbia (473874 1) - USA, 1993
CD - Columbia (CK 44223) - USA, 1993

Live History

Patti Scialfa reportedly celebrated her 42nd birthday party on 06 Aug 1995 (though her birth date is 29 Jul 1953) at Cheers in Long Branch, NJ. Bobby Bandiera and his band were the house band, and it has been reported by some sources that LUCKY GIRL was performed on that occasion. Patti Scilfa probably took the stage, backed by husband Bruce Springsteen and by Bobby Bandiera and his band.

  1. 06 Aug 1995 at Cheers, Long Branch, NJ

Between 2002 and 2011, Bruce Springsteen played private benefit shows for schools and colleges that his kids attended — Rumson Country Day School of Rumson, NJ, and Ranney School of Tinton Falls, NJ, and Boston College of Chestnut Hill, MA. LUCKY GIRL was performed on the first of these fundraisers, on 13 Apr 2002 in Asbury Park, NJ. The song was performed by Patti Scialfa, backed by Bruce Springsteen and Bobby Bandiera and his band.

  1. 13 Apr 2002 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Rumson Country Day School)

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Available Versions

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LUCKY GIRL [Original Patti Scialfa version]

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