Lightning's Hand Lyrics - Kansas

Kansas Point of Know Return cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Kerry Livgren, Kerry A Livgren, Steve Walsh
release date: 1977-10-11
genres: Rock
styles: Acoustic/Hard Rock/Arena Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:25
arranger: Kansas
additional engineer: Terry Becker
art direction: Tom Drennon
lead vocals: Robby Steinhardt
background vocals: Robby Steinhardt
percussion: Phil Ehart, Steve Walsh and Kerry Livgren
synthesizer: Steve Walsh and Kerry Livgren
organ: Steve Walsh
piano: Steve Walsh and Kerry Livgren
vibraphone: Steve Walsh
viola: Robby Steinhardt
Clavinet: Kerry Livgren
acoustic guitar: Kerry Livgren and Richard Williams
electric guitar: Richard Williams and Kerry Livgren
timpani: Phil Ehart
chimes: Phil Ehart
bass: Dave Hope
pedal steel guitar: Richard Williams
producer: Jeff Glixman
engineer: Jeff Glixman and Terry Becker
violin: Robby Steinhardt
bass guitar: Dave Hope
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
writer: Steve Walsh, Kerry Livgren
Can you see me, know my position
How quick is your eye?
I have no home, no reason to roam
Yet I travel the length of the sky
I stretch my fingers jagged icy white
'Til my energy's all around
My clutch is swift, my force is fearful
I convey it without a sound
I live to free the skies from everyone
Watch me run - watch me

The north wind rises, old man's eyes wondering
Deeply as he locks his door
He knows the fear when I'm too near him, he's seen me angry before
The black intruding clouds approach as I release a desructive blow
All the crashing, all the flashing light brings terror upon my foe
I fight with force and power for my land
I command the lightning's hand!

Run for cover - oh your life is in vain if you try to escape me
Don't look back - oh your wealthy world cannot save you
'Cause I'm gonna break you
I hear them moan, I hear them weep
Because they feel I belong to the devil
They feel the pain, and will again
'til they stop reaching up for this level
No one will defeat me, no one can
I command the lightning's hand



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Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Point of Know Return
  • 2 Paradox
  • 3 The Spider
  • 4 Portrait (He Knew)
  • 5 Closet Chronicles
  • 6 Lightning’s Hand
  • 7 Dust in the Wind
  • 8 Sparks of the Tempest
  • 9 Nobody’s Home
  • 10 Hopelessly Human