A Shot of Luck

Story Behind The Song

feelin' kind of down... watching things in the world go to shit.... then figured... I need a drink... and then figured maybe a bottle of love to go with it...??

Song Description

A song about hard times...need some help - a push - a shot of luck and....

Song Length 3:15 Genre Country - Rock, Country - Rock
Tempo Tempo Undefined Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Gloomy Subject Sadness
Similar Artists Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts Language English
Era 2000 and later


'A Shot of Luck' © Mark S. Ludes (MSL)

(Country-Rock style)

Times are pretty tough when all you hear is more bad news.
It's not just B.B King out there singin' the Blues.
But even though things are not so good, I still like to think there's hope,
That things are gonna turn around, gonna learn to cope.

I guess I'm searching for a hand or that easy way around,
But, all I seem to find is just another way down, down, down.
Things keep coming at you from every dog-gone way,
Sometimes I kind of dread the thought of what's up today.

I feel it sinking in, it's pulling me down
I feel it from within, and all around.
I've got to "break" away and get myself free.
Stop this sinking feeling inside of me.

I need a shot of luck and a bottle of love...
I need a shot of luck and a bottle of love...
A shot of luck and a bottle of your love, that's what I need to get me through.

Feeling down is nothing new...but my feeling like this is not fair to you.
I'm not feeling sorry for myself - just need to be somebody else.
I need a shot of luck and a bottle of your love to get me through.......

(Guitar break - solo

I need a shot of luck and a bottle of love...
I need a shot of luck and a bottle of love...
A shot of luck and a bottle of your love, that's what I need to get me through.

Interesting blend of rhythms and feels. Great groove. A "blues" tune with a ton of energy. Outro is rocking.

Nice melody

Shot of luck and a bottle of love is good ! Roll with that. Your voice is there I think you have a good idea.

I loved the hook. This is a very nice song. It has top 10 quality, in my opinion. The instrumentation was superb, and the words were awesome, as well.

I really like the sound of the drums and the keyboards - I like the lead vocals as well.

I liked this. I liked your dynamic changes as the song progressed. I thought the change in energy level between the main verse and the chorus worked quite well. I liked the little counter melodies you added with the guitar--they complimented things nicely. I thought the recording quality was quite good also.

This song has nice instrumentation. The vocals are very good. It has a nice rhythm. The changes work good. The piano has just the right tone. The guitar also works really well. Nice tune.

I loved the musical intro, the guitar caught my attention from the start. The melody was a fun pace , made you want to tap your toes. The hook was catchy and fun. Good job with it.!

Very strong song. I like the change of tempos.

good mix of laid back pop rock with a touch of country about it. and uptempo fun.
likeable song.well performed and arranged. good guitars and sound and lyrical theme.

Liked this a lot. Clean sound on a bouncy foundation that really worked. Liked the way the lyric sounded, apart from meaning of the words; made a great sound the way it flowed. Clever theme and lyric. Especially liked the smooth guitar part at 2:28 that gave a break.

Had a neat Lionel Richie vibe to it. Unique. Guitar solo and oooh's lifted the song nicely.

Lyrics Mark S. Ludes (MSL) Music MSL
Producer MSL Publisher Mudlee Music
Performance MSL
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