Dry Lightning Song Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen The Ghost of Tom Joad cover art
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I threw my robe on in the morning
Watched the ring on the stove turn red
Stared hypnotized into a cup of coffee
Pulled on my boots and made the bed
Screen door hangin’ off its hinges
Kept bangin’ me awake all night
As I look out the window
The only thing in sight
Is dry lightning on the horizon line
Just dry lightning and you on my mind.

I chased the heat of her blood
Like it was the holy grail
Descend beautiful spirit
Into the evening pale
Her appaloosa’s
Kickin’ in the corral smelling rain
There’s a low thunder rolling
’Cross the mesquite plain
But there’s just dry lightning on the horizon line
It’s just dry lightning and you on my mind

I’d drive down to Alvarado Street
Where she’d dance to make ends meet
I’d spend the night over my gin
As she’d talk to her men

Well the piss yellow sun
Comes bringin’ up the day
She said "Ain’t nobody can give nobody
What they really need anyway."

Well you get so sick of the fightin’
You lose your fear of the end
But I can’t lose your memory
And the sweet smell of your skin
And it’s just dry lightning on the horizon line
Just dry lightning and you on my mind

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Ghost of Tom Joad
  • 2 Straight Time
  • 3 Highway 29
  • 4 Youngstown
  • 5 Sinaloa Cowboys
  • 6 The Line
  • 7 Balboa Park
  • 8 Dry Lightning
  • 9 The New Timer
  • 10 Across the Border
  • 11 Galveston Bay
  • 12 My Best Was Never Good Enough


  • credits


    album: Track 8 in album The Ghost of Tom Joad
    release date: 1995-11-21
    popularity : 73 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Acoustic/Folk Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 3:38
    lead vocals: Bruce Springsteen
    composer: Bruce Springsteen
    lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074646748428
    script: Latin