For 6/23/19 ~ “Winning”

Jim gives us prompts of Cards/Dice/Gamble/Lose/Win. First thought was Kenny Rogers The Gambler. However another partial lyric popped into my head and I went on the hunt to find it. I knew “I’m winning” was in the song somewhere.

I hummed along. Da da dada da da what I thought was love that must’ve been lust … Then I blanked.

I had a very general recollection.  That one line … what I thought was love that must’ve been lust.  Was it  Joe Walsh or Jackson Brown?  As I waded through You Tube, I found a surprising number of “winning” songs. Can’t you just see Rocky running up those steps? Gonna fly now! Or maybe that’ll be next week 😉

I kept going; enjoying myself.  Then finally, wah la, “Winning” by Russ Ballard from the 1976 album of the same name came into my search. Victory is mine!  LOL.  Hope you enjoy.

Writer(s): Russell Glyn Ballard

One day I was on the ground
When I needed a hand
And it couldn’t be found
I was so far down
That I couldn’t get up
You know and
One day I was one of life’s losers
Even my friends were my ac-cus-ers
And in my head
Lost before I’d begunI had a dream
But it turned to dust
What I thought was love
That must have been lust
I was living in style
When the walls fell in
When I played my hand
I looked like a joker
Turn around
Fate must have woke her
‘Cause lady luck she was
Waiting outside the door[Chorus:]I’m winning
I’m winning
I’m winning
And I don’t intend on losing againToo bad it belonged to me
It was the wrong time
And not meant to be
It took a long time
And I knew for now
I can see the day
That I breath for
Friends agree there’s a need
To play the game
And to win again[Chorus:]
[repeat first line 5x’s]
[repeat last line 4x’s][Repeat Verse II][Chorus:]
[repeat first line 5x’s]

 

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18 thoughts on “For 6/23/19 ~ “Winning”

  1. Can’t say I’ve ever heard this one before. Good song for ‘winning’ 🙂
    I can go off on a long search for a song from just a snippet of a phrase, or a tune in my head. Sometimes I find it! 🙂

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