Song of the Day, August 7: (Believed You Were) Lucky by ’til tuesday

Today’s song is (Believed You Were) Lucky by ’til tuesday. It appeared on the band’s swan song, 1988’s perfect breakup album Everything’s Different Now. A marvelous fit for that disc’s theme, it’s a song of resignation. Singer and writer Aimee Mann presents a perfect narrative of disappointment and regret, trying to find a way to reconcile the end of something that held so much promise. Ironically, the song is co-written by Jules Shear, with whom Mann had just broken up.

I can’t be appointed
Keeper of the flame
Without two to carry
It won’t burn the same – oh
It seems obvious to me
But then again, could be
You just never felt that way

I wish you believed in life
Believed in fate
Believed you were lucky
And worth the wait
’cause life could be lovely
Life could be so great

Enjoy this wonderful, sad song today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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