Everybody Loves Lucy

Andy Livingston
Andy Livingston


This was originally going to be called “Revolution Hymn” but then I was talking to a friend who has a dog named Lucy, and we were discussing how awesome Lucy is (she really is awesome). In any case, I said, “Everybody loves Lucy” and then realized that it needed to be a song. The story formed around that idea. I saw this girl who keeps getting told how great she is, and how much everyone loves her, and how she is so sweet. Yes, not sweet enough, apparently.

“We’re friends, but…”

So, yeah, I can get bitter. We’ve all been a “Lucy” at one point or another. I found my way into the story by relating to that idea that I have often felt like a placeholder for some people, and frequently find myself with a silver medal in hand.

“But everybody loves you!”

Don’t get me wrong, platonic love is of infinite value to me, but still, last time I checked, there was only one person sleeping in my bed.


Hey, congratulations
on your find
I’m sure that she will
make a lovely bride
she will help connect the dots
while I sit here waiting
to be set aside
I always come in second place
everybody loves Lucy
loves the way she takes the bait
inside her nucleus
and sure she’s sweet,
just not quite sweet enough
to get him off
the hook when
they call him out at second base
so trade her up
I’m thinking
something in the double-d range
a vision of
what everyone thinks he deserves
your hungry ghost still
has a taste for meat
so push her button boy
until she bleeds
hey heteroflexibility
he is awfully fond of
staining sheets
I saw him just the other day
but everybody loves Lucy
loves the way she lets you take
and so you take too much
and when she asks for something
in return then
you just look the other way
holy holy in name only
Children of Revolution
we’ll go marching on to glory
just as soon as we have won

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