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Never Know Your Luck (In A Big City)

This song is by Kevin Johnson and appears on the album Journeys (1978) and on the album Profile (1980).

Things are going to be different
Things mightn't go as they should
I might try my whole life through
And things may never be as good

But I wanted things to be different
And I had this need inside
Maybe it was fear I'd end up here
Maybe it was foolish pride
I don't know, but at least I'll know I tried

'Cause you never know your luck in a big city
Never know what's gonna come your way
Things can be tough in a big city
And be no better off than you are today
But maybe you'll find your fortune
And maybe you'll find your fame
If you live your whole life with caution
Then your life is going to stay the same
And when you've got big intentions
Then you've gotta have different rules
You'll never make waves in the ocean
Being a ripple in a little pool

Wasted days by the telephone
Waiting for my chance to come
Waiting for the world to find out
About all the things I'd done

Wasted days when I should have known
That the world doesn't know I'm around
And it won't come looking for a two-bit singer
In a one-horse country town
I have to go
Have to spread myself around

'Cause you never know your luck in a big city
Never know what's gonna come your way
Things can be tough in a big city
And be no better off than you are today
People'll say it's crazy
And I say maybe it is
But if you're after a piece of the action
Gotta get where the action is
And when you've got big intentions
Then you've gotta have different rules
You'll never make waves in the ocean
Being a ripple in a little pool