Saturday, September 11, 2021

Twenty Years Of Bad Luck

The following post appeared in this space on September 11, 2008, under the title "Seven Years Of Bad Luck".

I've updated the title to reflect the passage of 13 years -- oh look! another lucky number!

The lyric, of course, is by Stevie Wonder, and each line is a link to an article previously published here concerning the events of 9/11 and the Global War on Terror, as it was called at the time.

If you don't want to be reminded of how we got here, please don't click any of these links -- certainly not all of them!


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 don't understand / then you suffer

Superstition ain't 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 don't wanna save me / sad is my song

When you believe in things / that you don't understand / then you suffer

Superstition ain't the way

Very superstitious / nothin' more to say

Very superstitious / the devil's 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 don't understand

then you suffer

Superstition ain't the way / no, no, no, no, no

3 comments:

  1. Thomas Drake, Bill Binney -- no comment.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Glad you're back. Loved your posts, especially the Sherlock Holmes series - great! Glad your health is improving and looking forward to more articles, but don't overdo it. Best wishes.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you very much, frances! You are far too kind.

    ReplyDelete