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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Lightning Crashes: Feel It Comin' Back Again

In the Christmas movie It's a Wonderful Life, there's a famous line:
 "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings."

What if every time there's a crash of lightning, a birth or death takes place?

In 1994, a rock band out of Pennsylvania released a song which basically ponders the circle of life, within the concept of lightning crashing. The band's name was Live and the song was called "Lightning Crashes."

"Lightning crashes a new mother cries
Her placenta falls to the floor
The angel opens her eyes
The confusion sets in
Before the doctor can even close the door

Lightning crashes an old mother dies
Her intentions fall to the floor
The angel closes her eyes
The confusion that was hers
Belongs now to the baby down the hall"

A baby is born as an old woman angel of life balances out the angel of death.

"Oh now feel it, comin' back again
Like a rollin', thunder chasing the wind
Forces pullin' from
The center of the earth again
I can feel it."

The new life force pulling against the force of death

"Lightning crashes a new mother cries
This moment she's been waiting for
The angel opens her eyes
Pale blue colored iris
Presents the circle
And puts the glory out to hide, hide"

Pale blue colored iris...the circle of life is complete.
Stunning imagery, a vocal which builds like thunderheads ready to explode and a perspective of life rarely seen in a rock song. Absolutely wonderful.

"Lightning Crashes" as written by Edward Joel Kowalczyk, Chad David Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer, Chad Alan Gracey
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group


  1. Live really never received the credit due, in my opinion.

  2. Some good stuff..this one for sure.