MY LUCKY DAY

Album version


In the room where fortune falls
On a day when chance is all
In the dark of this exile
I felt the grace of your smile

Honey you're my lucky day
Baby you're my lucky day
When I've lost all the other bets I've made
Honey you're my lucky day

Well I've seen strong hearts give way
To the burdens of the day
To the weary hands of time
Where fortune is not kind

Honey you're my lucky day
Baby you're my lucky day
When I've lost all the other bets I've made
Honey you're my lucky day

Whoa!

[Guitar solo]
[Sax solo]

I have waited at your side
I've counted the tears you've cried
But to win, darling we must play
So don't hide your heart away

Honey you're my lucky day
Baby you're my lucky day
When I've lost all the other bets I've made
Honey you're my lucky day

Whoa!


Info

MY LUCKY DAY is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 2009 album Working On A Dream. The above lyrics are for Springsteen's album version MY LUCKY DAY as released in 2009.

Composition and Recording

According to Springsteen, MY LUCKY DAY was written during the last weeks (May-June 2007) of mixing Magic, which was taking place at Southern Tracks Studios in Atlanta, GA. Springsteen laid down a demo of the song with producer Brendan O'Brien before they left the studio when Magic was completed.

As it is the case with most songs on Working On A Dream, MY LUCKY DAY was recorded with the E Street Band at Southern Tracks Studios in Atlanta, GA, during breaks on the 2007-2008 Magic Tour, and most probably in January or May 2008.

Single release

MY LUCKY DAY, the album's second single, was released in the USA on Amazon.com on 01 Dec 2008 as an exclusive mp3 download, accompanied by a music video (see the "Music Video" section below). The first (partial) preview of the song was four days earlier, on 27 Nov 2008, when a 30-second sample of the track was published on Amazon.com.

Bruce Springsteen -- MY LUCKY DAY (single cover art)
Bruce Springsteen -- MY LUCKY DAY (single cover art)

MY LUCKY DAY peaked at #18 on Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs charts.

Country Chart Peak position Weeks in chart Charting period
USA Adult Alternative Songs 18 10

Music Video

A music video for MY LUCKY DAY on 01 Dec 2008 on Amazon.com. The video shows Springsteen and the band arranging and recording the song in studio. It was also posted on Bruce Springsteen's VEVO YouTube channel on 02 Oct 2009.


Working On A Dream

Working On A Dream is Bruce Springsteen's 24th album (and 16th studio album). It was officially announced, along with its track listing, on 17 Nov 2008, and released on 27 Jan 2009 on Columbia Records. The album was produced by Brendan O'Brien and recorded with the E Street Band during breaks on their 2007-2008 Magic Tour. It was recorded and mixed at Southern Tracks in Atlanta, GA with additional recording in New York City, Los Angeles, and New Jersey.

Bruce Springsteen said about the album, "Towards the end of recording 'Magic,' excited by the return to pop production sounds, I continued writing. When my friend producer Brendan O'Brien heard the new songs, he said, 'Let's keep going.' Over the course of the next year, that's just what we did, recording with the E Street Band during the breaks on last year's tour. I hope 'Working on a Dream' has caught the energy of the band fresh off the road from some of the most exciting shows we've ever done. All the songs were written quickly, we usually used one of our first few takes, and we all had a blast making this one from beginning to end."

Bruce Springsteen -- Working On A Dream
Bruce Springsteen -- Working On A Dream

The album features 12 new Springsteen compositions plus a bonus track and clocks at 51:08.

A deluxe edition of Working On A Dream features a bonus DVD that contains a 38-minute behind-the-scenes footage of the recording of the album. Produced, directed, and edited by Thom Zimny, it includes studio footage edited to the tracks of MY LUCKY DAY, QUEEN OF THE SUPERMARKET, KINGDOM OF DAYS, WORKING ON A DREAM, LIFE ITSELF, and THE LAST CARNIVAL. It also contains demos and early band versions of the songs as they were worked up. The DVD also includes video for A NIGHT WITH THE JERSEY DEVIL.

Live History: on-tour

In preparation for the Working On A Dream Tour, MY LUCKY DAY was performed during both of the tour's two public warm-up rehearsal shows that took place in March 2009 in Asbury Park. The song is also known to have been practiced during at least 4 of the private rehearsals that took place in March 2009 in Asbury Park prior to the tour's first leg.

  1. 11 Mar 2009 at Paramount Theater, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)
  2. 17 Mar 2009 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)
  3. 18 Mar 2009 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)
  4. 21 Mar 2009 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)
  5. 23 Mar 2009 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (public rehearsal)
  6. 24 Mar 2009 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (public rehearsal)

MY LUCKY DAY was performed 19 times during the Working On A Dream Tour (83 dates, April to November 2009). The song was played in its full-band album arrangement.

  1. 01 Apr 2009 at HP Pavilion At San Jose, San Jose, CA
  2. 03 Apr 2009 at Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, AZ
  3. 05 Apr 2009 at University Of Texas, Austin, TX
  4. 04 Jun 2009 at Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  5. 05 Jun 2009 at Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  6. 07 Jun 2009 at Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  7. 09 Jun 2009 at Koengen, Bergen, Norway
  8. 10 Jun 2009 at Koengen, Bergen, Norway
  9. 13 Jun 2009 at Great Stage Park, Manchester, TN
  10. 27 Jun 2009 at Worthy Farm, Pilton, England
  11. 02 Jul 2009 at Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany
  12. 03 Jul 2009 at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany
  13. 05 Jul 2009 at Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria
  14. 08 Jul 2009 at MCH Arena Herning, Herning, Denmark
  15. 11 Jul 2009 at RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
  16. 12 Jul 2009 at RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
  17. 14 Jul 2009 at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
  18. 16 Jul 2009 at Festival Des Vieilles Charrues, Carhaix, France
  19. 12 Sep 2009 at Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL

MY LUCKY DAY was performed 4 times during the Wrecking Ball Tour (133 dates, March 2012 to September 2013). The first three times the song was played in its full-band album arrangement and the fourth time it was played in a solo acoustic arrangement.

  1. 24 Jul 2012 at Koengen, Bergen, Norway (full-band)
  2. 28 Jul 2012 at Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden (full-band)
  3. 07 May 2013 at HK Areena, Turku, Finland (full-band)
  4. 30 Jun 2013 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, England (solo acoustic)

Live History: off-tour

Between 2002 and 2011, Bruce Springsteen played private benefit shows for schools and colleges that his kids attended — Rumson Country Day School of Rumson, NJ, and Ranney School of Tinton Falls, NJ, and Boston College of Chestnut Hill, MA. MY LUCKY DAY was performed at 3 of these fundraisers, always at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, and backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band.

  1. 11 Sep 2010 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Boston College)
  2. 29 Jan 2011 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Ranney School)
  3. 22 Oct 2011 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Boston College)

Covers

Very few artists have recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's MY LUCKY DAY.

Robin & Linda Williams -- These Old Dark Hills
Robin & Linda Williams -- These Old Dark Hills

CD - Red House Records (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2012
Das Traumstern-Orchester -- Spielt Hits Von Bruce Springsteen
Das Traumstern-Orchester -- Spielt Hits Von Bruce Springsteen

CD - Europa Family Music / Sony Music (88765 47379 2) - Germany, 2013

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Judson Mancebo -- Babies Love Bruce Springsteen
Judson Mancebo -- Babies Love Bruce Springsteen

CD - Sony Music (88765482692) - Brazil, 2013
CD - DIVUCSA (38-534) - Spain, 2015

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake), Neil (Five Stubbs), and Scott Haigh for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of MY LUCKY DAY on this website:

MY LUCKY DAY [Album version]

Page last updated: 29 Nov 2015