Lightning Strikes Lyrics



publisher: ©CARLIN AMERICA INC , Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Alan White, Billy Sherwood, Chris Squire, Igor Petrovich Khoroshev, Jon Anderson, Steve James Howe
album: Track 3 in album The Ladder
release date: 1999-9-20
popularity : 54 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Prog Rock/Symphonic Rock
length: 4:36
producer: Bruce Fairbairn
guest performer: Derry Burns
drums: Alan White
lead vocals: Jon Anderson
guest tenor saxophone: Tom Keenlyside
guest alto saxophone: Tom Colclough
guest tuba: Neil Nicholson
mixer: Mike Plotnikoff
engineer: Mike Plotnikoff
guitar: Steve Howe and Billy Sherwood
keyboard: Igor Khoroshev
additional engineer: Paul Silveria
percussion: Alan White
guest trombone: Rod Murray
bass guitar: Chris Squire
guest piccolo: Tom Keenlyside
composer: Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Igor Khoroshev, Chris Squire, Billy Sherwood, Alan White
lyricist: Jon Anderson

Album Information

label: Eagle Records
country(area): United Kingdom
format: CD
barcode: 5034504108820
script: Latin

Cover Art

YES The Ladder cover art


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What you gonna do when the lightning strikes and hits you
Who ya gonna call for the secret of stealing the world
Swimming in this ocean of words on your new cellphone
Diving for the wisdom of pearls in your eyes
Come on

What ya gonna do when the lightning strikes and hits you
How ya gonna laugh when the joker forgets his lines
Stepping off a cloud into space whatever greets you
Show me how you got this award for being alive

Waking up is waking to the power
Dancing up is dancing till the dawn


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Homeworld (The Ladder)
  • 2 It Will Be a Good Day (The River)
  • 3 Lightning Strikes
  • 4 Can I?
  • 5 Face to Face
  • 6 If Only You Knew
  • 7 To Be Alive (Hep Yadda)
  • 8 Finally
  • 9 The Messenger
  • 10 New Language
  • 11 Nine Voices (Longwalker)