From the recording David and Lezlie
Be the Lightning (partial capo on fret 2, 1-5 in E)
D G D G
(When the) snowstorm blocks your front door,
D G A
(when your) best friend moves away,
when you’re standing by the graveside
and your heart is giving way,
(don’t let the) darkness overcome you.
Put more split oak on your fire.
When the wind howls with rain and thunder,
Be the lightning in the sky.
G A D G A D
It doesn’t matter where you run to. Trouble will find you anywhere.
G A D Bm G A
It only matters that you choose to strike back at anger and despair.
Bm G D Bm G D
‘Cause there’s a power we keep hidden, a quiet voice that cannot lie.
Bm G D G D A
But when the morning spills upon us, it lifts our wings and we can fly.
When the world is getting meaner
And a simple answer is hard to find,
And the need of a million refugees
is more than you can hold in your mind,
you may feel like you have to move mountains,
but you’re not alone in this land.
Just roll your heart out. Help your neighbor.
Speak your mind. Use your two hands.
Refrain 3x Be the lightning (in the sky) 3x Oh we can fly.
Words and music by David B. Hakan
© 2008 All Rights Reserved 2-18-2008