Lucky Guy

Song originally written and performed by Todd Rundgren on his album ‘Hermit of Mink Hollow’. Kim recorded the cover version in 1988. Tenth track of the album Close. Released as a playable postcard in Poland.

Kim about ‘Lucky guy’

Todd Rundgren. He’s a brilliant songwriter. He really unfluenced me. I covered one of his songs once, which was my homage, but it ended up more fromage really. It was called Lucky Guy. Lucky Guy, unlucky song. At least I had a go. (1)

Sometimes you wonder why destiny ever took you to a place, or to a person. I discovered this when I was introduced to the genius of Todd Rundgren by an old boyfriend. If the only reason I ever dated him was to discover Todd’s remarkable talent, then destiny did her job extremely well! I had recently moved to London, and set up a writing room/studio in my spare bedroom, analyzing his songs and recreating them in order to learn about the construction of song writing. I am still a huge Todd Rundgren fan and I recorded this as a tribute to his inspiring talent. (2)


Keyboards & programming: Ricky Wilde, Tony Swain
Additional keyboards: Bias Boshell
Guitars: Steve Byrd, Ricky Wilde
Produced by Ricky Wilde and Tony Swain
Engineered by James Richards.
Mix engineered by Richard Lengyel

Interview source

(1) All back to my place In: Mojo (UK), November 2001
(2) Facebook Track by Track commentary, published 3 September 2013


Some people don’t seem real at all
Unafraid of any mountain
Sure that the gods won’t let him fall
Should he fall, he will always get up again

And if he’s hurt he never shows it
If he’s wrong nobody knows it
Seems like he never has to try
He just must be a lucky guy

And when there’s pain he never minds it
When it’s lost he always finds it
Nobody really knows just why
He just must be a lucky guy
He just must be a lucky guy
I wish I was that lucky guy