This is beautiful. Some background here:
Lucky Me describes the gratitude of Americans who realize they are fortunate to be safe at home, protected by the men and women who are deployed in war zones and uncomfortable situations far from home. It is available by digital download on on CDbaby.com and iTunes.com, and 25% of Helene's proceeds from each digital sale will be donated to Soldiers' Angels.
The song is a true story based on Helene's trip back from a seemingly unsuccessful networking visit to Nashville with her songs. Standing at the counter at the airport, she happened to strike up a conversation with the soldier standing near her. He mentioned he was headed back to Iraq and asked where she was going. "I'm going home," she said. "Lucky you," he replied.
His response hit her hard. "How lucky AM I," she thought, comparing her destination to his. "I had just been handed a gift in what he said to me." The conversation stayed her head as a song idea for two years before she sat down to write. "Then it just poured out," she says. This summer, after some rewriting, she recorded a simple guitar/vocal demo of the song in Nashville.