Who Sang Born to Be Unlucky? Larry Norman

Release information
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Rock
Style: Blues Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:41
Lyrics

I was born about eighteen years ago
In a little wooden shack
I was born about eighteen years ago
On the wrong side of the tracks
And i never knew my father
And i never had a home
Well i don't know where i came from
And i don't know where i'm goin'

I was born to be unlucky
From my shoulders to my shoes
And i guess i'm stuck with my unlucky blues

When i was just a young boy
I was raised on beans and trout
And on my seventh birthday
Well my momma, she threw me out
They say i'm good for nothin'
No one treats me kind
I don't care cause pretty soon
I'm gonna leave this world behind

I was born to be unlucky
From my shoulders to my shoes
And i guess i'm stuck with my unlucky blues

I jumped into the river
To try to put myself away
A man jumped in and saved me
Spoiled a perfect day
He dragged me to the river's edge
He said he knew i had a need
Then he pulled out a soggy Bible
And that man began to read

Well he told me things i did not know
I'm glad i did not die
'cause he told me God's my father
And my real home is in the sky
And i said

Harmonica and lead guitar speak

He said i done a very foolish thing
To try to drown myself and die
And i told him i was glad
He happened to be passing by
He said God would forgive me
So i repented of my sin
Then he said i must be baptized
And he threw me in again

Awww i was born to be unlucky
From my shoulders to my shoes
I thought i must be stuck with these unlucky blues
Oh yeh

Lead guitar break

My life has changed in many ways
I'm such a different man
Well i know now who my father is
And i know just where i stand
With one foot up in Heaven
And one foot on the ground
I travel through this world of ours
I try to spread God's word around

I was born to be unlucky (i know'd it)
From my shoulders to my shoes
But i came unstuck from my unlucky blues
Yea
Ow and maybe you can too...alright
And this is just the beginning


Tracklist
  • 1 Hard Luck Bad News
  • 2 Feeling So Bad
  • 3 I Feel Like Dying
  • 4 Born to Be Unlucky
  • 5 Watch What You're Doing
  • 6 Leaving the Past Behind
  • 7 Put Your Life Into His Hands
  • 8 Larry Norman's 97th Nightmare
  • 9 Let That Tape Keep Rolling ('69 Bio version)
  • 10 Twelve Good Men (demo)
  • 11 Deep Blue (rough mix)
  • 12 It's Only Today That Counts (rough mix)

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin