Lighthearted yet provocative, Lucky Cat is a fresh celebration of bluegrass, country and rock and roll music. Toni Land’s stellar songwriting about life and love as it is and could be “for better or for worse” is accompanied by a variety of soul-stirring, foot-stomping, acoustic rhythms blending guitars, mandolins, banjos, fiddles, drums, shakers, accordions and more. Land’s close collaboration with producer/multi-instrumentalist, Tim Ellis, spanning four albums, is fully realized on Lucky Cat. (2003)


  • Dyin Aint No Bigga Thang

    Dyin Aint No Bigga Thang
    (T. Land ©2002 Wondergirl Music)

    He was assistant to the undertaker
    Everyday he’d walk to work there and back
    I say, “How can you hear all the woes of the world
    And still smile on me like that?”

    He said he knew he was God’s agent
    And he did not mind the role
    Helping people transistion
    You know, requires a hardy soul

    Chorus
    He’d say I am not afraid of dyin
    Dyin aint no bigga thing
    He’d say dyin aint nothing to fear
    If you’re really living while you’re living here

    He’d say I go lie down in the dark dirty woods
    I Let nature come on and heal me
    Don’t need no inside of no church
    no prayin on my knees

    Chorus repeat

    Spoken:  He said a lotta things to me. He’d say
    Girlie… In all the living I’ve done, the saddest part aint about dying.  What’s sad is unsaid hellos, unsaid goodbyes. The  saddest heartbreakin thing
    I’ve ever seen is unfinished lives.  Now that’s sad.

    See I love to hear the wind blow
    I love the sunlight shinin’ through the trees
    And I don’t mind the rain
    That’s all just living to me

    Chorus repeat

  • Credit Card

    Credit Card
    (T. Land ©2002 Wondergirl Music)

    Can’t build up miles
    Can’t get free movie passes
    No discounts with me baby
    No cash advances
    Can’t pay down the line
    Gotta pay on time

    Love me up front or keep on walking
    No promises, Baby that’s just talking
    When it comes down to my heart
    Baby you got no credit card

    I’m no bank of America
    investing in your future
    I’ve been around
    Won’t fall for no moocher
    Some kind of time share
    Makin’ me on a wing and a prayer

    Love me up front or keep on walking
    No promises, Baby that’s just talking
    When it comes down to my heart
    Baby you got no credit card

    I am a now kinda girl
    Spontaneous let’s have some fun
    But I’m no let’s go
    Kiss it up, then say you’re done
    You can’t charge me up
    And up till you had enough

    Love me up front or keep on walking
    No promises, that’s just talk  talking
    When it comes down to my heart
    Baby you’re no credit card
    When it comes down to my heart
    Baby you got no credit card
    Uh uh you got no credit card

  • Real Deal

    The Real Deal
    (T. Land ©2002 Wondergirl Music)

    He always looks me right in the eyes
    Seems intrigued every time I smile
    He takes his time when he’s talking to me
    Like I’m interesting, captivating
    Around him I feel sexy and witty
    I may be fooled but it don’t matter to me
    I like to stand close, pretend I belong to him
    Pretend he’s crazy about me

    Hey hey Lucky me He makes me feel I’m the real deal
    Everybody feels the same way but that’s ok
    He makes me feel I’m the real deal
    Lucky me

    I call him up when I’m feeling down
    He comes and takes me out on the town
    Where glasses stay filled, where plates are never empty
    Where music’s always loud
    He likes to talk commodities and fine/good guitars
    He’s a man of sensibility and charm
    He’s gotta a way of taking simple pleasures
    making ‘em into a work of art

    Hey hey Lucky me He makes me feel I’m the real deal
    Everybody feels the same way but that’s ok
    He makes me feel I’m the real deal
    Bridge
    I know better than to dive down too deep
    But I’m already up to my neck
    Life’s too short to miss this happiness
    And feeling like I’m the real deal

    Lead over verse

    Hey hey Lucky me He makes me feel I’m the real/ deal
    Everybody feels the same way but that’s ok
    He makes me feel I’m the real
    Hey hey Lucky me He makes me feel I’m the real deal
    Everybody feels the same way but that’s ok
    He makes me feel I’m the real deal