Lightning Strikes


My friend shared this song recently, and goddammit if I haven’t been able to stop listening to it. I asked if I could give it my own try on harmonium. So here’s my version.  I may need to try on piano, too…

The original by Snow Patrol is awesome, and some of the best lyrics I’ve ever heard.

Thank you, Anthony, for sharing. Your musical taste, like your poetry, is kickass.


Lightning Strikes (I: What If This Storm Ends?) ~ Snow Patrol

What if this storm ends?
And I don’t see you
As you are now
Ever again

The perfect halo
Of gold hair and lightning
Sets you off against
The planet’s last dance

Just for a minute
The silver forked sky
Lit you up like a star
That I will follow

Now it’s found us
Like I have found you
I don’t want to run
Just overwhelm me

What if this storm ends?
And leaves us nothing
Except a memory
A distant echo

I want pinned down
I want unsettled
Rattle cage after cage
Until my blood boils

I want to see you
As you are now
Every single day
That I am living

Painted in flames
All peeling thunder
Be the lightning in me
That strikes relentless