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PJ Harvey - Good Fortune

Threw my bad fortune
Off the top of
A tall building
I'd rather have done it with you

Your boy's smile
Five in the morning
Looked into your eyes
And I was really in love

In Chinatown
Hung over
You showed me
Just what I could do

Talkin about
Time travel
And the meaning
Just what it was worth

And I feel like
Some bird of paradise
My bad fortune
Slipping away

And I feel the
Innocence of a child
Everybody's got
Something good to say

Things I once thought
Unbelievable
In my life
Have all taken place

When we walked through
Little Italy
I saw my reflection
Come right off your face

I paint pictures
To remember
You're too beautiful
To put it into words

Like a gypsy
You dance in circles
All around me
And all over the world

And I feel like
Some bird of paradise
My bad fortune
Slipping away

And I feel the
Innocence of a child
Everybody's got
Something good to say

And I feel like
Some bird of paradise
My bad fortune
Slipping away

And I feel the
Innocence of a child
Everybody's got
Something good to say

So I take my
Good fortune
And I fantasize
Of our leaving
Like some modern-day
Gypsy landslide
Like some modern-day
Bonnie and clyde

On the run again ( on the run again )
On the run again ( on the run again )
On the run again ( on the run again )
On the run again ( on the run again )

“Good Fortune” was recorded during the sessions for "Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea" throughout March and April 2000 at Linford Manor in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. The song was one nineteen songs PJ Harvey had written for the album, alongside the single’s B-sides “Memphis” and “66 Promises.” It is the second track and lead single from her fifth studio album "Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea", and was released on 13 November 2000 on Island Records. The song was written by Harvey and self-produced with Mick Harvey and Rob Ellis. This song is about falling in love with a special person. In a 2001 issue of Q magazine, Harvey said: “I wanted everything to sound as beautiful as possible. I want this album to sing and fly and be full of reverb and lush layers of melody. I want it to be my beautiful, sumptuous, lovely piece of work.”

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