Welcome to "Behind the Lyrics" through Elise Chandler. Each week, I uncover a track that i feel is understated both musically and lyrically, and I analysis it through several crucial lenses.

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This week, we're looking at an additional 90s alternate hit "Lightning Crashes" by Live. This tune is a beautiful example of interesting lyrics, a striped down sound, and great dynamics. Oh, and it is totally Grunge. I love me some Grunge!


What stands out to me lyrically is just the story this song tells. Right here are the lyrics for her perusal:


Lightning crashes a brand-new mother criesHer placenta falls to the floorThe angel opens her eyesThe man sets inBefore the medical professional can even close the door


Lightning crashes an old mommy diesHer intentions autumn to the floorThe point of view closes her eyesThe confusion that to be hersBelongs currently to the baby under the hall


Oh now feel it, comin' ago againLike a rollin', thunder chasing the windForces pullin' fromThe facility of the earth againI have the right to feel it.


Lightning crashes a brand-new mother criesThis minute she's been wait forThe angel opens up her eyesPale blue fancy irisPresents the circleAnd place the glory out to hide, hide


Oh now feel it, comin' ago againLike a rollin', thunder chasing the windForces pullin' fromThe center of the earth againI can feel it.


Oh currently feel it, comin' earlier againLike a rollin', thunder chasing the windForces pullin' fromThe facility of the earth againI can feel it.

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Oh currently feel it, comin' ago againLike a rollin', thunder chasing the windForces pullin' fromThe center of the planet againI deserve to feel it.


We walk from the battles of a new mother come an old mother's life finishing to the beginning of a brand-new life. It shows us the perfect circle of life together we can detect from the lyric "The angel opens her eyes/Pale blue colored iris/Presents the circle/And put the glory out to hide, hide."


What the track isn't rather so direct around is the an allegory of lightning. Why is it throughout each essential part of the life cycle lightning is crashing? we all know that lightning does not crash every single time a human is born, goes v something new, or dies. So, what might it maybe be the prize for?


clue. That takes a spark. A spark of creation, determination, or power to finish the an extremely important tasks this song sets come tell the story of. Every solitary time a person being go something that takes guts or is new should be looked at as a bolder effort. Your "spark of creation" is showing, and also it should be honored and respected.


back again/Like a rollin', thunder chasing the wind/Forces pullin' indigenous the facility of the earth again/I deserve to feel it." Whatever reasons this spark in humanity, the thing that makes us unique and also special and beautiful is something that connects all of us. It is basic like the nature that the Earth. If us all stop and also think around it, we all have this gift in typical with one another.


I wonder, if we were able to stop and see this commonality, would certainly the world's conflicts be less complicated resolved? good questions indigenous a great song. Until next time.