Lucky Man

The Verve

About Lucky Man

"Lucky Man" is a song by English rock band The Verve. It was written by singer Richard Ashcroft. The song was released as the third single from the band's third studio album, Urban Hymns (1997). It was released on 24 November 1997, charting at number seven on the UK Singles Chart. The song was also the band's second top 20 hit on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in the United States, climbing to number 16. In Canada, "Lucky Man" peaked at number 25 on the RPM Top Singles chart. It also reached the top 40 in Finland, Iceland, Ireland and New Zealand. 


Year:
1998
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Happiness
More or less
It's just a change in me
Something in my liberty
Oh, my, my

Happiness
Coming and going
I watch you look at me
Watch my fever growing
I know just where I am

But how many corners do I have to turn?
How many times do I have to learn
All the love I have is in my mind?

Well, I'm a lucky man
With fire in my hands

Happiness
Something in my own place
I'm stood here naked
Smiling, I feel no disgrace
With who I am

Happiness
Coming and going
I watch you look at me
Watch my fever growing
I know just who I am

But how many corners do I have to turn?
How many times do I have to learn
All the love I have is in my mind?

I hope you understand
I hope you understand
Oh, no no no no no no no no no
Gotta love that'll never die

Happiness
More or less
It's just a change in me
Something in my liberty

Happiness
Coming and going
I watch you look at me
Watch my fever growing
I know
Oh, my, my
Oh, my, my
Oh, my, my
Oh, my, my

Gotta love that'll never dies
Gotta love that'll never died
No, no
I'm a lucky man

It's just a change in me
Something in my liberty
It's just a change in me
Something in my liberty
It's just a change in me
Something in my liberty
Oh, my, my
Oh, my, my
It's just a change in me
Something in my liberty
Oh, my, my
Oh, my, my

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The Verve

The Verve were an English alternative rock band formed in 1989 in Wigan by lead vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bass guitarist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. The guitarist and keyboard player Simon Tong later became a member. Beginning with a psychedelic sound indebted to shoegazing and space rock, by the mid-1990s the band had released several EPs and three albums. It also endured name and line-up changes, break-ups, health problems, drug abuse and various lawsuits. Filter referred to them as "one of the tightest knit, yet ultimately volatile bands in history". The band's commercial breakthrough was the 1997 album Urban Hymns, one of the best-selling albums in UK Chart history, and the single "Bitter Sweet Symphony", which became … more »

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Written by: Richard Ashcroft

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12 facts about this song

Release Date
"Lucky Man" by The Verve was released on November 24, 1997.
Chart Performance
Upon its release, the song reached number 7 on the UK Singles Chart.
Album Association
"Lucky Man" is part of The Verve's third album named "Urban Hymns".
Songwriting
Richard Ashcroft, the lead vocalist of The Verve, wrote the song in just 15 minutes.
Equipment Used
The song is known for its extensive use of the Mellotron, a keyboard instrument that uses magnetic tape to generate sound.
Critical Acclaim
"Lucky Man" has been lauded for its touching and emotional lyrics, contributing to its enduring popularity.
Licensed Play
The song was used in the 2004 film "The Girl Next Door," expanding its exposure to audiences outside of the UK.
Lyrics Origin
Ashcroft revealed in an interview that he wrote the song when he was just 11 years old.
Singing Approach
Ashcroft sings the song in first-person, which adds a personal and intimate feeling to the track.
Song Recognition
In 2018, "Lucky Man" was voted as the 74th best Britpop song in a poll by Paste Magazine.
Meaning
The song is about finding gratitude and happiness in the simple things in life, rather than yearning for materialistic success.
Acoustic Version
An acoustic version of "Lucky Man" was released on the B-side of the single.

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