Lightning Strikes Song Lyrics

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Anderson/Squire/Howe/White/Sherwood/Khoroshev

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)


  • credits


    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 : 94 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