I Feel Lucky (#LocalGov’s Version)

Posted on January 13, 2023

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Need some luck? Mary Chapin Carpenter may not have had a career at City Hall, but she sure knows how to inspire us to keep going even when everything else tells us otherwise. This Friday the 13th, enjoy some luck with the #localgov version of Mary Chapin Carpenter’s “I Feel Lucky.” How would you change the lyrics?


Well, I woke up this morning, now headed to City Hall

I checked the agenda for the item about the mall

It only took a minute for my finger to find

800 public comments and never enough time

I took a swig of coffee and jumped into the car

It’s going to be a long one, better put my worries in the jar


I feel lucky

I feel lucky, yeah

No agenda item gonna stand in my way

Mm, I feel lucky today


Well, I strolled into the office, gave the team the whole rundown

Opened up my Outlook and it immediately shut down

I bought (another) coffee, and walked a mile or two

Took a con call on the go, tried to keep on pushing through

Patience runnin’ slim, and the day slippin’ my view

The boss called me sayin’, “hey, your project is still due”


I feel lucky

I feel lucky, yeah

No computer crash gonna steal my sun away

Mm, I feel lucky today


Now, the day is over, I’m packed up and headed home

Roll the windows down and call my bestie on the phone

Some days are downright rough, but we always make it through

The moral of this story, it’s simple but its true

Hey, the day may not go how we plan, but we can change it anyway


I feel lucky

I feel lucky, yeah

Pour yourself some bubbles and toast for making it alright

Hot dog, I feel lucky tonight

I feel lucky

I feel lucky

Think I’ll keep on smilin’, I’m a winner either way

Mm, I feel lucky today

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