JUST HOW LUCKY WE ARE (Pete Ham)
[from 7 Park Avenue CD - recorded 1975 - released U.S. 1997]
[from 7 Park Avenue remastered CD - recorded 1975 - released Japan 1999]

When I'm feeling down, can't figure why
It's my guilty soul, it's bleeding me dry
When I think of the suffering people
Who would give anything to be free
Would I still believe God was a kind man
If that suffering person was me?

In my comfy chair with you by my side
With our lives to share, nothing to hide
Though I know that we may have some problems
But I know that the problems are few
For the kind of attention you give me
Won't allow me to be overblue

And I know just how lucky we are
Just how lucky we are.

lyrics transcribed by Dan Matovina
corrections by Tom Brennan


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JUST HOW LUCKY WE ARE (Pete Ham)
[Acoustic guitar demo from "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger (1st edition book)" CD - recorded 1975 - released U.S. 1997]

When I'm feeling down, can't figure why
And my guilty soul, it's bleeding me dry
When I think of the suffering people
Who would give anything to be free
Would I still believe God was a good man
If that suffering person was me?

In my comfy chair with you by my side
With our lives to share, nothing to hide
Though I know that we all have some problems
Well, I know that the problems are rare
For if you take the time to consider
You must know that there's someone who cares

We should know just how lucky we are
Oh-oh-oh-oh, just how lucky we are
Today, we're not far away
Life is so sad

You may think you're a fool, just look around
And you'll see for sure, there's worse to be found
You'll see thousands of innocent people
Who've been driven away from their land
And the houses the children were born in
Built out of pieces of stone in the sand

When a troubled day is making you fret
And you feel unsure of what you can get
And the luxuries that you are used to
Are beginning to get hard to find
Just believe that the power within you
Can make pleasure begin in your mind

We should know just how lucky we are
Oh-oh-oh-oh, just how lucky we are
Today, yes, we are today
Won't you help me to help me to help us to all realize
Just how lucky we are
Oh-oh-oh-oh, just how lucky we are
Oo-oo-oo-oo, just how lucky we are.

lyrics transcribed by Dan Matovina
corrections by Tom Brennan

The Estate of Peter William Ham (worldwide)
All rights administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing
Phone - (212) 247 6204