MY LUCKY DAY

Album version

In the room where fortune falls
On a day when chance is all
In the dark of this exile
I felt the grace of your smile

Honey you're my lucky day
Baby you're my lucky day
When I've lost all the other bets I've made
Honey you're my lucky day

Well I've seen strong hearts give way
To the burdens of the day
To the weary hands of time
Where fortune is not kind

Honey you're my lucky day
Baby you're my lucky day
When I've lost all the other bets I've made
Honey you're my lucky day

Whoa!

[guitar solo]
[sax solo]

I have waited at your side
I've counted the tears you've cried
But to win, darling we must play
So don't hide your heart away

Honey you're my lucky day
Baby you're my lucky day
When I've lost all the other bets I've made
Honey you're my lucky day

Whoa!


Page last updated: 19 Jan 2009

Intro

Music and lyrics by Bruce Springsteen, MY LUCKY DAY is from Bruce Springsteen's 2009 album Working On A Dream. The track duration is 4:01.

Composition and Recording

According to Springsteen, MY LUCKY DAY was written during the last weeks (May-Jun 2007) of mixing Magic, which was taking place at Southern Tracks Studios, Atlanta, GA. Springsteen laid down a demo of the song with producer Brendan O'Brien before they left the studio when Magic was completed.

As it is the case with most of Working On A Dream, this track was recorded with the E Street Band at Southern Tracks Studios, Atlanta, GA, during breaks on the 2007-2008 Magic Tour, and most probably in January or May 2008.

Single release

MY LUCKY DAY, the album's second single, was released in the USA on Amazon.com on 01 Dec 2008 as an exclusive mp3 download, accompanied by a longer music video that shows Springsteen and the band arranging and recording the song.

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The first (partial) preview of the song was four days earlier, on 27 Nov 2008, when a 30-second sample of the track was published on Amazon.com.

The single made its first national singles sales chart appearance on 08 Dec 2008 when it entered the national singles chart in Italy at position #50. It peaked at position #41.

Country Peak position Weeks in chart
Italy 41 4

Working On A Dream

Working On A Dream is Springsteen's 24th album (and 16th studio album). It was released on 27 Jan 2009 on Columbia Records. The album was officially announced, along with its track listing, on 17 Nov 2008. The album is produced by Brendan O'Brien and was recorded with the E Street Band during breaks on their 2007-2008 Magic Tour. It was recorded and mixed at Southern Tracks in Atlanta, GA with additional recording in New York City, Los Angeles, and New Jersey.

Springsteen said about the album, "Towards the end of recording 'Magic,' excited by the return to pop production sounds, I continued writing. When my friend producer Brendan O'Brien heard the new songs, he said, 'Let's keep going.' Over the course of the next year, that's just what we did, recording with the E Street Band during the breaks on last year's tour. I hope 'Working on a Dream' has caught the energy of the band fresh off the road from some of the most exciting shows we've ever done. All the songs were written quickly, we usually used one of our first few takes, and we all had a blast making this one from beginning to end."

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The album features 12 new Springsteen compositions plus a bonus track and clocks at 51:08.

Working On A Dream track list:

  1. OUTLAW PETE
  2. MY LUCKY DAY
  3. WORKING ON A DREAM
  4. QUEEN OF THE SUPERMARKET
  5. WHAT LOVE CAN DO
  6. THIS LIFE
  7. GOOD EYE
  8. TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS
  9. LIFE ITSELF
  10. KINGDOM OF DAYS
  11. SURPRISE SURPRISE
  12. THE LAST CARNIVAL
  13. THE WRESTLER [bonus track]

A deluxe edition of Working On A Dream features a bonus DVD that contains a 38-minute behind-the-scenes footage of the recording of the album. Produced, directed, and edited by Thom Zimny, it includes studio footage edited to the tracks of MY LUCKY DAY, QUEEN OF THE SUPERMARKET, KINGDOM OF DAYS, WORKING ON A DREAM, LIFE ITSELF, and THE LAST CARNIVAL. It also contains demos and early band versions of the songs as they were worked up. The DVD also includes video for A NIGHT WITH THE JERSEY DEVIL.

The album is also available as a vinyl record.

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake), Neil (Five Stubbs), and Scott Haigh for the help.