The Luckiest Man in the World

by Darren Lock

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Change of Life You’ve got to change Evolve Don’t sit still Find another way to go It’s easy to stay The same In the old rut Playing the same old game Change your life Take on new challenges Change your life And grow exponentially Change your life against the grain Change your life You’re not coming this way again G o find something new A way of life To get your teeth into Forget what you’ve Been Put that behind you And start clean Change your life Take on new challenges Change your life And grow exponentially Change your life against the grain Change your life You’re not coming this way again
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In Starry Trees We walk quickly Hold my hand Tightly as the moon Waxes in the nightly Sky high above us Shining brightly Hold on Walking Breathing Talking Wishing Playing Laughing Praying For this night Will never end Through the deep Dark forest friends Down to the river Bank were walking The river flows As we’re still talking In Starry Trees We are walking Hold my hand And keep on talking Cold night air Upon our faces Heading through Unfamiliar places Hold on Walking Breathing Talking Wishing Playing Laughing Praying Keep you both So close to me I’ll always be Your daddy To lead you through The dark forest deep Home to safety To dream to sleep Safely To mum And home
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21st century New morality No time to worry About the consequences Do what you want Do what you feel It’s OK Because none of this is real You are allowed to enjoy this You are allowed to enjoy this You are allowed to enjoy this You are allowed to enjoy this Steal what’s not real Live a yourself lie Share your secrets In a virtual world Say what you want Say how you feel Shout into the void ‘Cos none of this is real You are allowed to enjoy this You are allowed to enjoy this You are allowed to enjoy this You are allowed to enjoy this Report every thought Like you are important I know you Better than you know yourself Don’t sit on the fence Have an opinion Who cares what you think ‘Cos none of this is real You are allowed to enjoy this You are allowed to enjoy this You are allowed to enjoy this You are allowed to enjoy this 21st century New morality Nobody knows What is right anymore Indulge yourself Expose yourself Destroy yourself ‘Cos none of this is real
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And I lay here in the darkness And I can hear the baby breathing And I feel your heat beside me And I pray I have the strength to carry on The tension in my chest Tightens like a press And the world spirals So far away from me The Coils of Sleep Won’t drag me deep As I worry on the how’s and now’s Trying to find a way out And I hope I can hold on Till the early morning birdsong Signals I’ve survived another night And I’m greeted by the same familial sight And you’ll are there by my side
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Never Enough 04:07
Never Enough The arrogance and ignorance Means its never enough To steal what is mine And lie to my face When confronted Act like a mistake The greed is one thing But the games you play And the things you say Are beyond the pale Didn’t you think I could work it all out It’s never enough Never enough I could give you everything I have And you’d smile at me and extend a hand Because it’s never enough Never enough You could take everything I own And still be hungry and want more Because it’s never enough Never enough Never enough Never enough The learning curve gets steeper As the malevolence gets deeper But this is an education You can’t afford to buy The thing is I can always change But you will always stay the same Like a book left open at the same old page It’s never enough Never enough I could give you everything I have And you’d pretend that you could be a friend Because it’s never enough Never enough You could take everything I own But you’d still leave the knife sticking out my back Because it’s never enough Never enough Never enough Never enough
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The Luckiest Man in the World I might be a dreamer I might be a fool I might be a chancer Who sticks to the rules I might be a saint I might be a sinner I might be a loser I’m certainly no winner But you and me We’ve got history And memories They can’t take away from me I’ve gone to seed And I’ve lost my hair But you make me feel The luckiest man in the world I might be old I might be jaded You cannot argue That my looks have faded I might be a fighter Who gave up the fight I might be a guy Who always tried to do what is right But you and me We’ve got history And memories They can’t take away from me I’ve gone to seed And I’ve lost my hair But you make me feel The luckiest man in the world
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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time What was I thinking? It was the perfect plan A way to take control The best way to be a man Stand up and be counted Don’t get pushed around But punch above your weight And they’ll only knock you down I never make mistakes But this was the biggest and best All that could go wrong went wrong It all seemed like one big test And you stumble From one disaster to the next And start to wonder How you got into this fucking mess And you hope That everything turns out fine It’s funny how It seemed such a good idea at the time You saw me coming A fool and his money To be parted quickly But that joke isn’t funny They sold off the family silver Before you arrived Death by four thousand cunts, more like Wondering how you can survive But you have your hand The one that’s dealt you And you play the game to your rules And not the way they want you to And you stumble From one disaster to the next And start to wonder How you got into this fucking mess And you hope That everything turns out fine It’s funny how It seemed such a good idea at the time Then you came out of nowhere Found us, no surprise I could sense it coming From the moment I arrived To see the stars through the missing wall You running into the night The smell of brick dust, gas and plaster The car on its roof, smoking alight A warzone brought to my door You could have wiped us out Lucky just my home was smashed With us evacuated into the night And you stumble From one disaster to the next And start to wonder How you got into this fucking mess And you hope That everything turns out fine It’s funny how It seemed such a good idea at the time So the process to begin again And men who don’t care for you Argue over the value of your sorrow So you sit and wonder what you can do I’ve learnt that there is no insurance To fix the pieces of a broken mind No compensation for the mental scars As you wait for the healing time Seconds into minutes into hours Into days into weeks into months And after a year you are back at the start With no map, no compass or hope in your heart And you stumble From one disaster to the next And start to wonder How you got into this fucking mess And you hope That everything turns out fine It’s funny how It seemed such a good idea at the time
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Back to the Start Hoping Waiting To find The answer to a question no-one asks Knowing Nothing Ever comes To those who wait Finding Something To hold onto In this game that we call life Trying Praying To a god That no longer cares for you Standing Watching The world As it spins out of view Maybe Take me Back to the start Before it all fell apart Maybe I’m crazy To turn back the clock Find a way to make this all stop Then we Can be Happy? Happy? Seeing Believing All things You thought you held true Hearing Feeling The time Is catching up on you Trying Finding The world Different from how you used to Making Breaking The things You do your best to hold on to Freeing Being Leave behind The ties that bind you
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Give it to You You fix me here A reason to be Put my feet on the ground Someone to be around To take care To hold you in my hands To help me understand See the shining stars in sky Every one is there for you Count them if you can Hold them in your hands And If I could give them to you I’d give you everything That I can

about

As this year marks my fortieth year on this planet, I wanted to make a very personal album - an artistic statement, as it were - a musical attempt of sticking my flag into the soil and shouting "this is me!". Well, this is me. The Luckiest Man in the World...

Why "The Luckiest Man in the World" - well there are a number of reasons. Firstly, because I am blessed with a wonderful family who make me feel the luckiest man in the world. Secondly, because we've had a few close escapes and one event in 2008 could have nearly caused my demise. The event was such that it transformed me from someone who just drifted through life to someone who appreciated every moment each day brings. Then there are my kids who have added another layer of meaning to my existence.

The album was recorded relatively slowly during 2010 and marks a transitional period in my life. It represents an ending but also a beginning. I hope you enjoy it.

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released January 17, 2011

Darren Lock: guitar, six-string bass, keyboards and vocals.

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