Film Song

O Lucky Man !


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A film directed by Lindsay Anderson in 1973, starring Malcolm McDowell as Mick Travis. Music composed by Alan Price.

If you have a friend on whom you think you can rely you are a lucky man
If you’ve found the reason to live on and not to die you are a lucky man

Preachers and poets and scholars don’t know it
Temples and statues and steeples won’t show it
If you’ve got the secret just try not to blow it
Stay a lucky man!
A lucky man!

If you’ve found the meaning of the truth in this old world you are a lucky man
If knowledge hangs around your neck like pearls instead of chains you are a lucky man

Takers and fakers and talkers won’t tell you
Teachers and preachers will just buy and sell you
When no one can tempt you, with heaven or hell, you’ll be a lucky man
You’d be better by far to be just what you are
You can be what you want, if you are what you are
And that’s a lucky man!

Oh yeah!
A lucky man!
And that’s a lucky, a lucky, a lucky man
A lucky, a lucky, a lucky man

— Alan Price, Lucky Man !

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