Morning Song – I Feel Lucky
How a Princeton-born, Ivy League-educated, Life magazine executive’s daughter ended up in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame is a story for another day.
Today is for enjoying “I Feel Lucky”, the first single off Mary Chapin Carpenter’s biggest album, 1992’s Come On Come On.
And there’s so much to enjoy—the chugging rhythm guitar, the honky-tonk piano, the crying lead guitar, the in-the-pocket drumming, Carpenter’s cocky, confidential story-singing, the ringing gospel harmonies, the exquisitely perfect lyrical details…right down to that imagined threesome with Dwight Yoakam and Lyle Lovett.
If you don’t feel better—and luckier—after these four minutes, then you weren’t paying attention.