Hornsby, Bruce - Fortunate Son Lyrics




I'm sitting wondering, watching the parade
In my ever-present chair
People laughing and smiles all around me
Balloons and paper in my hair
There's a man in a car with the top down
Waving wildly at me
The poor son of a gun, I know he's thinking
Better him, him than me

I've stared down the devil, and had to look away
Called out to the angels, but no-one ever came
Laid down odd and even, but double zero played
That's alright, I'm a lucky one
Such a fortunate son

I was always taught well, taught well
To be the strong one and keep it inside
But sometimes I sit beside the freeway
And howl out at the dark, dark sky
I might just have to go out and burn one
Have a drink or a few
Fade away in a cloudy haze of smoke
And give the old man's best salute

I've stared down the devil, and had to look away
Called out to the angels, but no-one ever came
Laid down odd and even, but double zero played
That's alright, I'm a lucky one
Such a fortunate son

I might just have to go out and burn one
Have a drink or a few
Fade away in a cloudy haze of smoke
And give the old man's best salute

I've stared down the devil, and had to look away
Called out to the angels, but no-one ever came
Laid down odd and even, but double zero played
That's alright, I'm a lucky one
Such a fortunate son





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Hornsby, Bruce Fortunate Son Comments
  1. Silvana A.

    APOTEOSIS OF BRÜCE!!! LOVE LOVE ilove2

  2. Blumengeschenk

    Mit viel Kampf und Uebung und nochmals üben hast du heute die Musik erkämpft. Und du hast die Musik erreicht! Gratuliere Dir und allen Mitspielern. Danke! ♥

  3. Blumengeschenk

    Thanks. Grossartige Stimme und Musik!♥♥♥♥♥ No.1 für mich! ♥♥♥♥♥

  4. Helen Rodriguez

    We are fortunately lucky to have you Bruce, your talent, you remind me of King David'" ask me why i say that☺ ...💋☺🌷Thanks for posting.

  5. Tammy & Jaime Nowatzki

    Congrats Bruce..Made a 60 year old man cry. May God bless our Veterans!!

  6. Phillip Huffman

    Doesn't get any better

  7. Derek Lorimer

    Great song and performance

  8. Mike Breen Singer-Songwriter

    Bruce is astoundingly great!!!

  9. Vlaid65

    That was freaken good.

  10. Alan Beumann

    if you've listened to this song and haven't read Lewis Puller Jr's "Fortunate Son," you're really missing half the meaning of this song.

  11. luisalonsoecheverria

    Gotta fix the description. I says "Jacob's Ladder" instead of "Fortunate Son".

  12. lukethecoolfool

    You know Bruce loves this song. He played it after my dad requested it at a show in Pisgah, NC.it was his encore.

  13. Ruth Feeney

    Bruce is so good xx

  14. J.E. Spence

    Vocals are stellar!

  15. Silvana A.

    Hi Brüce!!!❤🌼🌸 i fellblue whityou💟🌸❤. I likeyou Sooo!!!❤❤❤ Greatyour stile!!!😘😍

  16. Zeke Ulrey

    First! Great medley/take.