And Luck

Words and Music © 2009 by Howard Ashby Kranz

 

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1. Itís all luck; itís all persistence and luck; well thereís brains

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and talent but having brains and talent is just luck

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Hey, you got brains? Hey, you got talent? Youíre lucky.

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Chorus: It takes luck; it takes brains and persistence and luck

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Missing any one of those then youíre stuck..

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Amazing luck, how sweet the sound that saves a schlump like me

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O God or whatever, give us brains and persistence and luck.

 

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2. I have talent; I didnít earn my talent ; but I was persistent

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I developed it; I let it develop; most of all,

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I cherished it when others did not.

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Chorus: It takes luck; it takes brains and persistence and luck

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Missing any one of those then youíre stuck..

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Amazing luck, how sweet the sound that saves a schlump like me

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O God or whatever, give us brains and persistence and luck.

 

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3. I succeeded Ė to a certain extent, because I was lucky

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I was lucky enough to have the talent or the brains to produce, to accomplish a body of work

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But I failed; I wasnít lucky enough; I wasnít lucky enough to have the talent or the brains to get the breaks

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I should have been more persistent.

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Chorus: It takes luck; it takes brains and persistence and luck

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Missing any one of those then youíre stuck..

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Amazing luck, how sweet the sound that saves a schlump like me

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O God or whatever, give us brains and persistence and luck.