About the Work: One of the beautiful and complicated things about life is that we can experience high highs and low lows simultaneously. I see this messy complexity everywhere and explore it often in my work.
I challenged myself with “Lucky Me” to explore Survivors Guilt. Although the piece offers no solutions, I do hope audiences find a compassionate friend in both me and the work. If “Lucky Me “ is at least half as cathartic to listen to as it was to create then this will have been a success.
– Marcus Norris
“Lucky Me “ was commissioned by Boston Public Schools and Castle of Our Skins.
Wish I could see You seeing me.
I’ve done some things you won’t believe,
Don’t need more praise, but only you know what this takes.
I paid that cost and ain’t complain,
Ain’t I great?
Death comes so fast.
Life taught me that.
Now I can never get you back,
And I can’t change that.
No I can’t change that.
Sometimes I think bout it all,
And those times I missed your calls,
Was it worth it?
And I can’t even recall what I was working.
Thought there was time.
Life’s not that kind.
If you forgive me tell me one more time,
Are we alright?
I just wish that you could see,
What I’m gon be.
I’ll do some things you won’t believe,
I guess lucky me.