LUCKY 57

LUCKY 57

BandAmericanaRock

Grounded in post-punk, but with a love of pop and a soft-spot for traditional country music, Lucky 57 draws on both genres for a sound that's guitar-driven, melodic, and rootsy.

Biography

"one of the best roots rock albums we've heard in awhile." -- TimeOut NY

"Guitar driven roots rock the way it should be. How far off can a band be with a slew of fantastic originals and covers of Gram Parsons and Johnny Thunders?!" -- Miles of Music

"Jangly 'n' twangy describes this Boston outfit's irresistibly catchy sound. But it's the way Kip McCloud wraps her boyish voice around lyrics of fed-up loss that gives this effort heft." -- LA Daily News

"beautifully bleeding lap steel guitars and stumble-drunk Telecasters only begin to tell the story…" – Stuff at Night, Boston

It this band were from Austin instead of Boston, they'd be up to their ears in critical praise and free BBQ." -- Boston Phoenix

Lyrics

Doin' OK

Written By: Kip McCloud

When you walk away
on that fateful day
bow your head and say
a little prayer
Cause you could turn around
Talk yourself back down
Try to love this town
that never cared

(CHORUS:)
Cause they'll stab you in the back
then they'll smile to your face
They'll read you the riot act
if you say what you have to say
Oh I ain't ever goin' back
You can't make me want to stay
I'm jumpin' off your fast track
takin' it at my own pace
Cause baby...
I'm doin' OK
small price that I had to pay
Yeah I'm doin' OK
and gettin' better at it every day
yeah yeah

Like a castaway
on some lost highway
make your getaway
Don't turn around
'Cause when that new day dawns
will you linger on
or like a song be gone
without a sound?

(CHORUS...)

Seven Mile River

Written By: Kip McCloud

Seven Mile River
Float me along
Cause I'm drowned in still waters
yeah been here and gone
Paint me a picture
the color of rain
Pour me a strong one
to drown out this pain

Now "The King" is just a portrait
on a black velvet plain
And the girl from Port Arthur
she's free from her ball and chain
Set to drift on the breezes
off the California coast
But her blues never ceases
to call forth the old ghosts

So roll me down, roll me down, roll me down...

Remember me to the west wind
Remember me to the pines
Remember me as a true love
But don't build me no shrine
Take a handful of dry leaves
and set it to a bright flame
and in the smoke rings that rise up
just remember my name

And roll me down, roll me down, roll me down

Seven Mile River
Fade into grey
Take these cruel memories
and wash them away
Like a ship on the ocean
in the eye of a storm
'til the waves wash you over
it'll do you no harm

So roll me down, roll me down, roll me down...

November Girl

Written By: Kip McCloud

No wakin' up on time
No where to be by nine
She's got no axe to grind away
Ain't gonna toe the line
She only speaks her mind
It's up to her to make her day

She doesn't have a lot
but what she's got's all hers
Some things just can't be bought
When things are bad
she says "it could be worse..."

Oh I just wanna live like the November Girl
Without a care in the whloe wide world
Living on a dream, the November Girl
Yeah it sure sounds good to me
sounds good to me

Tired of hangin' around
She up and left that town
Before the sun went down on her day
Got on a Greyhound bus
Followed her wanderlust
across the universe with two weeks pay

Through every roadside town
from every sad cafe
She only heard the sound
of what her heart had to say

Oh I just wanna be like the November Girl
In every oyster she finds a pearl
Living on a dream, that November Girl
Yeah it sure sounds good to me
sounds good to me

And if her heart were ever broken
Never a bitter word she'd say
Some things are better left unspoken
She won't forsake you
She'll tell you it takes two
And it's ok
Even if it breaks you
if you wanna play, you gotta pay

Oh I just wanna live like the November Girl
Without a care in the whole wide world
Living on a dream, the November Girl
Yeah it sure sounds good to me
Sounds good
Oh I just wanna be like the November Girl
In every oyster she finds a pearl
Living on a dream, the November Girl
Yeah it sure sounds good to me
Sounds good

Discography

"Lovely Melancholy" (Loosground Records, 2001) 10-song CD

Catamount Records AMA HUAC Compilation, Fall 2003, 2004

Set List

A typical LUCKY 57 set runs about 45-50 minutes and generally consists of about 85% original tunes and a handfull of choice covers of which we do our own interpretation (Americana/alt. country style). Our covers often include Johnny Thunders, Gram Parsons, Lucinda Williams, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty.