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Umberto Eco

Superstition brings bad luck.

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Coping With Bad Luck

Diligence created me of latter days,
Years of changeless time were always.
Gods fed the spirit of our liking,
Keeping hatred and antagonism but coping.
Bad luck and disintegrated food
Cured our ills like fortune too argued.
We have attitude, and the altitude of ghouls,
Fancy why they skilfully become fuels
For the fire and menace, the fences
Are like walls and the flame flourishes.

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Bad Luck

today his house is burned
everything he has
lost in a matter of a few hours

the body of his only son
wrapped in plastic charred
there is no face of agony to see

and his chamber maid
ashed to death
a face without a hair
a skull with some flesh
the odor is incredible

how much does he owe still
to the gods?

he is drugged to sleep in the hospital
things are not that easy to swallow
bad luck, bad luck, all his friends are telling
this bad luck to each other

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Struck By Bad Luck

where could I go
now to find a prophet
who could explain

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of precious praying relative
to 21st century greed global
selfish inhuman indifference


hear main man told me
your praying every time
when you kindness stop

to help any stranger
struck by bad luck side
of life’s lonely road


Inspired by the poem ‘You’re Praying’ by Eric Cockrell. Split Imaging from the poem ‘Time For A Little Praying’ by Terence George Craddock.

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Goodbye Good Riddance To Bad Luck

Getting bombed out on booze
Got nothing to lose
Run out of money
Disposable blues
Sleazy hotels
Like living in hell
The girls on the hustle
With nothing to sell
Want something for nothing
Its always the same
Keep pushing and shoving
And Im down on the game
Always in trouble
Forever detained
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
And good riddance to bad luck
Well spread out the news
Theres a free man loose
Back out of jail
And chasing some flueze
Padlocks and chains
Broken the chains
Lay down a claim
For monetary gains
Wonder whats coming
Out for the take
Freedom for loving
And lust for the taste
Eyes are wide open
(wild? ) to the game
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
And good riddance to bad luck

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Goodbye & Good Riddance To Bad Luck

Getting bombed out on booze
Got nothing to lose
Run out of money
Disposable blues
Sleazy hotels
Like living in hell
The girls on the hustle
With nothing to sell
Want something for nothing
It's always the same
Keep pushing and shoving
And I'm down on the game
Always in trouble
Forever detained
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
And good riddance to bad luck
Well spread out the news
There's a free man loose
Back out of jail
And chasing some flueze
Padlocks and chains
Broken the chains
Lay down a claim
For monetary gains
Wonder what's coming
Out for the take
Freedom for loving
And lust for the taste
Eyes are wide open
(Wild?) to the game
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
And good riddance to bad luck

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A Good Run Of Bad Luck

A high roller even when the chips are down
To win her over, Id seen the tables turn around
Shes ten the hard way, I can feel it in my bones
Shell be makin my day and not another night alone
til its time for a windfall and not a single moment too soon
Ive been too long overdue, now Im gonna shoot the moon
Id bet it all on a good run of bad luck
Seven come eleven and she could be mine
Luck be a lady, and Im gonna find love comin on the bottom line
Ive been to the table, and Ive lost it all before
Im willin and able, always comin back for more
Squeezin out a thin dime til theres no one hanging on my arm
Ive gambled on a third time, a fool will tell you its a charm
If Im bettin on a loser, Im gonna have a devil to pay
But its the only game I know to play, it doesnt matter anyway
Repeat chorus twice

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Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye

With my winter time
My idols and stage fright
In another night
Where the lights are loud and bright
One dream from waking up saved
Too shy to hold in the rage
I know no luxury
Of knowing what your eyes read
I know one million ways
To always pick the wrong thing to say
A love that you never gave
Always a time zone away
Its not out of spite
I know whats right
Bad luck blue eyes goodbye
Sometimes a memory
Only sees what it wants to believe
And whats filled in between
Are days and nights that dont mean a thing
Such a simple suicide
A second chance never tried
And you dont understand
I need a helping hand
So you think that youve seen it all
Is that a fact?
So out your mouth a dictionary
Spouts about this and that
You got your dos, your donts
Because and why
I dont trust no one who dont
Take their own advice
Bad luck blue eyes goodbye

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Good Luck, Bad Luck

The film script lies ahead
Change the future, change the past
Choose the players, choose the role
Cast of thousands, cast of few
Imagination decides the plot
Play the good guy, play the bad
Heres the victim, heres the saint
Heres the canvas, heres the paint
Good luck bad luck who knows
Good luck bad luck who knows
The world is peopled by many winds
Whirling faster than the wind
Solving a dilemma of life and death
Trying to make some sense of it all
No good blaming the outside world
Pleasure and pain are in the mind
Whether we like it or whether we dont
We found as much as we wanted to find
Good luck, bad luck who knows
Good luck, bad luck
Good luck, bad luck who knows
Good luck, bad luck
Good luck, bad luck who knows
Good luck, bad luck
We can make it horror we can make it blue
We can make it slow time, make it move
The director sits behind those eyes
Play it straight or in disguise
Imagination decides the plot
Play the good guy play the bad
Heres the victim, heres the saint
Heres the canvas and heres the paint
Good luck, good
Good luck bad luck who knows
Good luck bad luck who knows?

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Good Luck, Bad Luck

(ed king -mike estes)
I aint the son of the seventh son, black cats wont cross my path
Good luck comes I just watch it run and it sure does run out fast
I wasnt born under no bad sign, but it was friday the 13th
East, west, no, yes
Hot, cold, tell you this
Aint nothin in between
Its either good luck -- Im the last to get it
Bad luck -- Im the first
When its good, aint nothin better
When its bad, aint nothin worse
Well life can be a little hard sometimes, you do what you gotta do
A lot depends on the luck a man has and the cards thats been dealt to you
Id fold this hand if I could or at least take a card or two
I been around
Had my ups and downs
Tell me does it sound little like you
Good luck -- Im the last to get it
Bad luck -- Im the first
When its good, aint nothin better
When its bad, aint nothin worse
Its either good luck -- Im the last to get it
Bad luck -- Im the first
When its good, aint nothin better
When its bad, aint nothin worse
Its either good luck -- Im the last to get it
Bad luck -- Im the first
When its good, aint nothin better
When its bad, aint nothin worse
Good luck, bad luck

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Bad Luck

I have to tell a story - about a man
Never in the mood - to change his life
Nobody wants to help him - as he spirals down
But one day the wrong decision - hit him overnight
No more cocktail parties - champagnes run dry
No company take-overs - stock markets high
No more hand-jobs in the boardroom - sex is history
And no saunas, no jacuzzis - the penalties youll reap
At last he realized - he did it wrong
Messed big time everywhere - double-dealing lies
Hes going down on his bad luck - his just deserts
Hes going down on his bad luck - what he deserved
His old man told him always - listen son
Its a two-way street to fortune - you gotta hit and run
Dont forget the mirror - look whos behind
And dont you come up crying - when its faster coming down
At last he realized - he did it wrong
Messed big time everywhere - double-dealing lies
Hes going down on his bad luck - his just deserts
Hes going down on his bad luck - what he deserved
Hes going down on his bad luck - its his time
Hes going down on his bad luck - cant rewind
Do you get the story - you know this man
Have you learned a lesson - do you understand
When all you got is crystal - you shouldnt cast a stone
So be careful when you go up - cause youll meet them coming down
Hes going down on his bad luck - his just deserts
Hes going down on his bad luck - what he deserved
Hes going down on his bad luck - its his time
Hes going down on his bad luck - cant rewind

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Forbidden Zone

Living in the sixth dimension
Things get rough
Living in the sixth dimension
Can be tough
It's so hard when your on your own
When your on your own
Moving in the wrong direction
Brings bad luck
Living without protection
Really sucks
It's so hard when your on your own
You might fall into the forbidden zone
Going down, down, down
How far can you go?
You might fall into the forbidden zone
Going down, down, down
'cross the border line
The guards look scary but the girls are pretty fine
I'm going down
I'm going down
I'm going down i go
Turning me around
Turning me around
Turning me around i know
Living in the sixth dimension
Moving in the wrong direction
Living in the sixth dimension
Moving in the wrong direction
Living in the sixth dimension
Moving in the wrong direction
It's so hard when you're on your own
When your on your own
The forbidden zone
Going down, down, down
How far can you go
You might fall into the forbidden zone
Going down, down, down
'cross the border line
The guards look scary but the girls are pretty fine
Going round, round, round
Driving me insane
Everything looks different
But nothing has changed.

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Superstition

Very superstitious, writings on the wall
Very superstitious, ladders bout to fall
Thirteen month old baby. broke the lookin glass
Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past
When you believe in things that you dont understand
Then you suffer
Superstition aint the way
Very superstitious, wash your face and hands
Rid me of the problems, do all that you can
Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin strong
You dont wanna save me, sad is my song
When you believe in things that you dont understand
Then you suffer
Superstition aint the way, yeh, yeh, yeh.
Very superstitious, nothin more to say
Very superstitious, the devils on his way
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin glass
Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past.
When you believe in things that you dont understand
Then you suffer
Superstition aint the way, no, no, no

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Superstition

Very superstitious, writings on the wall,
Very superstitious, ladders bout to fall,
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin glass
Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past.
When you believe in things that you dont understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition aint the way
Very superstitious, wash your face and hands,
Rid me of the problem, do all that you can,
Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin strong,
You dont wanna save me, sad is my song.
When you believe in things that you dont understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition aint the way, yeh, yeh.
Very superstitious, nothin more to say,
Very superstitious, the devils on his way,
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin glass,
Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past
When you believe in things that you dont understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition aint the way, no, no, no

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Superstition

(stevie wonder)
Very superstitious, writings on the wall,
Very superstitious, ladders bout to fall,
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin glass
Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past
When you believe in things that you dont understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition aint the way
Very superstitious, wash your face and hands,
Rid me of the problem, do all that you can,
Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin strong,
You dont wanna save me, sad is my song
When you believe in things that you dont understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition aint the way, yeh, yeh.
Very superstitious, nothin more to say,
Very superstitious, the devils on his way,
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin glass,
Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past
When you believe in things that you dont understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition aint the way, no, no, no

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Superstition

Written by: stevie wonder
Very superstitious
Writing's on the wall
Very superstitious
Ladder's about to fall
Thirteen-month-old baby
Broke the looking glass
Seven years of bad luck
Good things in your past
If you believe in things that you don't understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain't the way
Very superstitious
Wash your face and hands
Rid me of the problems
Do all that you can
Keep me in a daydream
Keep me going strong
You don't want to save me
Sad is my song
If you believe in things that you don't understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain't the way
Very superstitious
Nothing more to say
Very superstitious
Devil's on his way
Thirteen-month-old baby
Broke the looking glass
Seven years of bad luck
Good things in your past
If you believe in things that you don't understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain't the way
Superstition ain't the way...
Superstition ain't the way...

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Good Luck

Your good luck happens to us all,
Especially when the stagnant pond is disturbed.
Life will explain why your deeds are complete,
Here the dice are rolled for the future, and we command.

The lost angels of the One Above are against us,
Now they fly out to lower planes, we have occupied
Higher planes to escape, and escapades such as these
Shall be wrong in feeling, we have not transgressed.

Your good luck is again arriving to take the place
Of bad luck.
Your enemy has lost over you, over your place,
They decided the higher planes were yours.

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Born Under A Bad Sign

By booker t. jones and william bell
Born under a bad sign.
Ive been down since I began to crawl.
If it wasnt for bad luck,
I wouldnt have no luck at all.
Bad luck and troubles my only friend.
Ive been down ever since I was ten.
Chorus
You know, wine and women is all I crave.
A big bad womans gonna carry me to my grave.
Chorus
First verse
Born under a bad sign.
Ive been down since I began to crawl.
If it wasnt for bad luck,
I wouldnt have no luck.
If it wasnt for real bad luck,
I wouldnt have no luck at all.
Born under a bad sign.
Born under a bad sign.

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Born Under A Bad Sign

By booker t. jones and william bell
Born under a bad sign.
Ive been down since I began to crawl.
If it wasnt for bad luck,
I wouldnt have no luck at all.
Bad luck and troubles my only friend.
Ive been down ever since I was ten.
Chorus
You know, wine and women is all I crave.
A big bad womans gonna carry me to my grave.
Chorus
First verse
Born under a bad sign.
Ive been down since I began to crawl.
If it wasnt for bad luck,
I wouldnt have no luck.
If it wasnt for real bad luck,
I wouldnt have no luck at all.
Born under a bad sign.
Born under a bad sign.

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Broken Windows Shattered Mirrors

Broken windows shattered mirrors
The tiny slivers fall like tears
They cut me till my arms run red
They make me wish that I was dead
And though I try to carry on
I know my time here's almost gone
Broken windows shattered mirrors

Broken windows shattered mirrors
I'm surrounded by these fears
I know I shouldn't be afraid
I feel like I'm locked up in a cage
I push and pull try to get out
I scream until I just can't shout
Broken windows shattered mirrors

Broken windows shattered mirrors
I'll have bad luck seven years
I know it's just a superstition
But I also know it's pure intuition
That made me stay not fade away
So I could live another day
Broken windows shattered mirrors

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A bad day

You may be stopped on the way
Friends and all may go away
Teacher may thrash you for home work
At home you will be punished for not using pork

These are all sign of bad start
Your friends may quarrel and part
No one may come near to you
This is nothing but true

The problems may come in sequence
There may soon follow the bad consequences
You may feel bad through out the day
You won’t be able concentrate or pay

Stop for a while and decide
You don’t feel shy and hide
Go and meet the friends if you find
They may be nice to you and very kind

There is not good or bad luck
Sometimes you are badly struck
You must choose the time very carefully
You may understand it later and fully

As an up coming kid you are just new
You must make vigorous move and renew
You may find it enterprising and due
The bad phase may be temporary like morning dews

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