Chain Lightning Song Lyrics

Don McLean

Don McLean Chain Lightning cover art
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Sometimes when I'm thinkin' that love's not around
My heart begins sinkin', I don't hear a sound
And the world is in blackness, no light shines on me
I suffer no blindness, no one can I see
Then a flash from the heavens like a loud jagged wire
And the silence is broken, and the night is on fire.

[Chorus]
It's like chain lightning, this love that I feel.
Who know's where it strikes or when it will hit,
How long it will last, or when it will quit.

In the forest I'm burning, struck down by the blast
The fever is churning, and the heat rises fast.
And those standing nearest can show their concern

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Words and Music
  • 2 Crying
  • 3 It's Just the Sun
  • 4 Lotta Lovin'
  • 5 Chain Lightning
  • 6 Your Cheatin' Heart
  • 7 Wonderful Night
  • 8 It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  • 9 Since I Don't Have You
  • 10 Genesis (In the Beginning)
  • 11 It's a Beautiful Life
  • 12 If You Could Read My Mind


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Don Mclean
    album: Track 5 in album Chain Lightning
    release date: 1978
    popularity : 85 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Classic Rock/Country Rock
    length: 7:48
    producer: Larry Butler
    engineer: Billy Sherrill
    composer: Don McLean
    lyricist: Don McLean

    Album Information

    label: Millennium
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin