Yes - Lightning Strikes 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
Talk talk talk will always get you someplace
Shake it up 'n' shake me till I'm done
Shake it up now!

She ay... Do wa bap
She ay... Do wa bap
She ay... Do wa bap
She ay... Do wa bap

Who ya gonna call when the power
Begins to chase you
Spinning out of shape now you're learning to live again
Fastening your seatbelt tonight it could get jumpy

Showing me the good 'n' that
Life is not in vain

Take take take 'n' take me through the lightning
Walk don't talk me always on the run
Ride it out until you get the picture
Shake it up and let me get me some
Let me get me some

Eya he say touch it together
Touching my spirit touching my feeling
Eya he say touch it together
Touching my spirit touching my feeling
Eya he say coming together
Touching my spirit touching my feeling
Eya he say coming together
Touching my spirit touching my feeling

Talk, talk, talk, keep moving 'round in circles
Moving till the moon is on the run
Take me take me take me to the new day
Take me out and let me get me some

Take take take and dance me through the lightning
Moving to the left 'n' to the sun... ya ya ya

Help me get me some... ya
Help me get me some... come on

Ooh ya... ooh ya... ooh ya... ooh ya
Ooh ya... ooh ya... ooh ya

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 : 101 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
    Album Information
    label: Eagle Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5034504108820
    script: Latin