Waiting for My Lucky Day
Chris Isaak Lyrics


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I watched the sun roll down in Texas
Out on the edge of town in Texas
I keep on hanging round in Texas
Waiting for my lucky day

Lost everything I had in Texas
A million dreams went by in Texas
Sometimes the same life turns against us
But I'm waiting for my lucky day

I watch the sun go down, I keep hanging on waiting for the wind to change
I watch the sun go down, and I keep hanging on, I know it's coming up again

The friends I had are all gone in Texas
Sometimes you stand alone in Texas
Just when it all goes wrong in Texas
I'm waiting for my lucky day

I watch that sun go down, I keep hanging on, waiting for the wind to change




I watch the sun go down, and I keep hanging on, waiting for my luck day
Waiting for my lucky day, waiting, for my lucky day

Overall Meaning

Chris Isaak's "Waiting For My Lucky Day" is a song that speaks to the human experience of loss, perseverance, and hope. The opening lines of the song are poignant, as Isaak describes watching the sunset in Texas, the place where he has lost everything. He continues to "keep hanging on, waiting for the wind to change," symbolizing the idea that things may turn around in his life, but only with a change of fate.


Throughout the rest of the song, Isaak references the passing of time and the sense of being alone despite having friends in Texas. He recognizes that sometimes life turns against us, but he holds onto the hope of a better future, one that will bring him his "lucky day."


The repeated lines "I watch that sun go down, I keep hanging on, waiting for the wind to change" offer a sense of resilience in the face of adversity. Despite the setbacks he has endured, Isaak is still looking forward to a brighter future.


In a broader sense, "Waiting For My Lucky Day" might be seen as a reflection on the cyclical nature of life. Just as the sun rises and sets each day, we experience ups and downs throughout our lives. The song suggests that even in the darkest of moments, there is always a possibility of hope.


Overall, "Waiting For My Lucky Day" is a powerful reminder to stay hopeful, even when the odds seem stacked against us.


Line by Line Meaning

I watched the sun roll down in Texas
I witnessed the sunset in Texas


Out on the edge of town in Texas
I was outside the city limits of Texas


I keep on hanging round in Texas
I continue to stay in Texas


Waiting for my lucky day
I am hoping for my fortunate moment


Lost everything I had in Texas
I lost all my possessions in Texas


A million dreams went by in Texas
Numerous aspirations and desires never materialized in Texas


Sometimes the same life turns against us
Occasionally life seems unfavorable to us


But I'm waiting for my lucky day
Nevertheless, I still expect my advantageous moment


I watch the sun go down, I keep hanging on waiting for the wind to change
As the sun sets, I persistently await a change in fortune


I watch the sun go down, and I keep hanging on, I know it's coming up again
As the sun sets, I believe that it will rise again


The friends I had are all gone in Texas
My companions in Texas have all departed


Sometimes you stand alone in Texas
There are moments when one is isolated in Texas


Just when it all goes wrong in Texas
When everything seems to go awry in Texas


I'm waiting for my lucky day
I am anticipating my fortunate moment


Waiting for my lucky day, waiting, for my lucky day
Waiting and anticipating my advantageous moment




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: CHRIS ISAAK

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