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Song Released: 1995

Lucky Lyrics

I'm on a roll, I'm on a roll
This time, I feel my luck could change
Kill me Sarah, kill me again with love
It's gonna be a glorious day

Pull me out of the aircrash
Pull me out of the wake
I'm your superhero
We are standing on the...

  1. anonymous
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    Oct 26th 2012 report

    "I'm on a roll, I'm on a roll. This time, I feel my luck could change" the "this time" really makes me feel this part. I feel that he thinks he's been on a roll before. That things have felt like they've been going really well. But he always ends up disappointed. When he says "this time," it makes me feel that he'll just end up disappointed again.
    "Kill me Sarah, kill me again, with love." Sarah is taunting him with her love. She makes him believe that she really does love him, and it kills him when he realizes that she doesn't.
    "It's gonna be a glorious day" this line can go many ways, but to me it always ends up in disappointment. I can hear it in the way the song is sung.
    "Pull me out of the aircrash, pull me out of the lake" I feel like this is him breaking down and asking for help. He feels hopeless and needs someone to help him.
    "I'm your superhero" this is him saying how perfect his life could be... Sort of an "if only" line. Maybe it's towards Sarah, saying how they could be perfect together, he could be her superhero.
    "We are standing on the edge" they're about to break. This can be literally taken literally or metaphorically. He could be on the edge of the lake, about to jump in and drown. Or he could be on a fine line, about to lose himself; his sanity, his happiness...
    "The head of state had called for me by name, but I don't have time for him." I don't really have an interpretation for this line. Maybe it's that he's too depressed to do anything, no matter how important.
    "It's gonna be a glorious day, I feel my luck could change." My favorite line in the song. It's the perfect way to describe that feeling I have when I wake up in the morning. To me, it's that feeling where you convince yourself that it really will be a good day, and that things are actually going your way, but deep down, you know that they're not. He's lying to himself and avoiding the truth, which is that his luck really won't change. He's giving himself false hope.

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