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Against All Odds

from I Have No Idea What I'm Doing by Angie Nussey

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The sunrise represents inspiration...and that's what this song is about.


Against All Odds - Lyrics
Words and music by Angie Nussey

I didn't know her very well.
It was my mother who would crank her up while driving
in the car to Manitoulin.

And as I listened from the sidelines
I decided all her magic was reserved for only people from the east coast.
But my mother would describe how she told stories of the miners
how my grandpa had survived although his lungs were filled with slivers.

And the voice that told the stories somehow made it all more bearable.
Memories of the past now filled with love...
Against all odds.

And so it happened some time later
I was driving in Mom's car.
Rita's tape had gotten stuck inside the player
and although I could've switched it to the radio,
I decided just to listen to the angel voice I'd heard so long ago.

And when it came to workin' man I felt a pressure in my chest.
I pulled into a station just to listen to the rest
and then I cried...
at the willingness of someone to survive...
Against all odds.

When I think of what a legend is, I see a woman on a stage.
An angel voice surviving in this age.
Against all odds.

(Rita's MacNeil’s song lyrics)
It's a workin' man I am
and I've been down underground.
And I swear to god if I ever see the sun.
Or for any length of time
I can hold it in my mind.
I never again will go down underground.


from I Have No Idea What I'm Doing, track released May 1, 2020
11. Against all Odds
Written and Produced by - Angie Nussey except
ending chorus Written by - Rita MacNeil
Classical Guitar - Jamie Sherman
Mastered by: Graemme Brown at Zen Mastering (www.zenmastering.com)
Artwork by Adam Dagenais at (effigydesign.ca)




Angie Nussey Orillia, Ontario

Angie Nussey is a Canadian Singer / Songwriter and winner of Best Country Song (Warm Hands) in the Great American Song Contest.

Her latest release, "Still Hope" is her sixth, full length album. She has toured extensively for over 13 years and has sharing the stage with a number of famous and infamous people.

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