November 24, 1986

Fortunes turn against the wind
Long to hold you once again
Just as agony visits me
Precious moments seen escaping
My breath holds you close and then turns you away
Voices relay my fears of the future
Faded and jaded, it dies away

The roulette wheel just passed by my number
The dice made an extra turn
In the pile lies the card that I needed
Left to squander as my fortune burns
My voice holds you close and then turns you away
Then I delay thinking of the future
Tasted and wasted, it dies away

The last bus of the evening leaves me here
The bartender greets me, then runs out of beer
In the dead of the night my pencil point breaks
I fall with each turn that fortune must take
My arms hold you close and then turn you away
I say the magic words of romance
Kissed you and missed you, it dies away

Lucky man with his favorite hostess
Running blind from chasing ghosts
and holding out to find some fortune today
Lucky man sees separate rainbows
Running blind from gentle foes
and holding out to find a better way today
Lucky man can stop whats wrong
Running blind from ruined times
and holding out to find another way today
We have to say that his luck is going to change

Fortunes turn against the wind
Long to kiss you once again
Just as departure saddens me
Best times leave me suddenly
My heart holds you close and then turns you away
Evidence blocks you in against the warnings
Casted and placid, it dies away

Lucky man throwing doubt to the air
Running blindly through vacant stares
but holding out to find the slow decay, today
Lucky man is out to stop the reservoir
Water flowing blindly and gone too far
and holding out against the futile bay today
We always say our luck is going to change

We got thrown across the wind
Long to see you once again
Gentle arms grip the frame around you
Squeezing vise precedes the gloom
My mind controls you and then turns you away
Fate has constructed a permanent prison
State owned and wall stoned, it dies away

The last key I possess doesn't fit the lock
The last available woman fails to hear my knock
The paradise I desired just exited to the south
Last morsel of food just fell from my mouth
My beckoning deceives you, then turns you away
This time forever, forgotten, no wave
Serious, get delirious, romance dies away

Lucky man sits on the bed of sharpened nails
Running blind through inmate wails
and holding out to find escape ways, today
Lucky man is out to live continuously
Running blindly past stucco magic mystery
and just a member in the long parade today
Never change
His luck will never change