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  1. Lucky Stars

From the album Higher Ground

Lyrics

When I woke up this morning there was trouble on my mind
Feeling bad about my life, disappointments of all kind

Then I watched the news from Gaza, saw the pain and said a prayer
And wondered what life would be like, if I had been born there

Then I remembered something I heard a very wise man say
"Just count your lucky stars, it didn't have to be this way”

Your home could be a nightmare in some God forsaken land
With war and bombs and danger lurking out there in the sand

Just count your lucky starts it didn't have to be this way
Ya count your lucky stars it didn't have to be this way


When I woke up this morning, my soul hurt through and through
My children they don't love me the way I would like them to

Then I thought of children lost, or sick just waiting for a cure
I am certain that I wouldn't want their lives to be so poor.

Then I remembered something I heard a very wise man say
"Just count your lucky stars, it didn't have to be this way”

Your children could be fighting for their lives, oh but instead
They're healthy, and their happy with a safe place to lay their heads

Just count your lucky stars it didn't have to be this way
Ya count your lucky stars it didn't have to be this way


When I woke up this morning, I was feelin' oh so bad
About my situation, wan n' more than I could have

Then I thought of those who struggle just to find a decent meal
And realized the life I have is one fantastic deal

Cause I remembered something, I once heard a wise man say
"Just count your lucky stars, it didn't have to be this way.”

Is it fate or is it God who decides your destiny?
Whatever you believe it doesn't mater much to me

Just remember when you think your life's so bad or gone astray
To count your lucky stars it didn't have to be this way
Ya count your lucky stars it didn't have to be this way