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Snow Patrol - The Lightning Strike (What If This Storm Ends?) Lyrics

The Lightning Strike (What If This Storm Ends?)

[Part I: What If This Storm Ends?]
[Verse 1]
What if this storm ends
And I don't see you
As you are now
Ever again?

A perfect halo
Of gold hair and lightning
Sets you off against
The planet's last dance

Just for a minute
The silver forked sky
Lifts you up like a star
That I will follow

And now it's found us
Like I have found you
I don't want to run;
Just overwhelm me

[Verse 2]
What if this storm ends
And leaves us nothing
Except a memory?
A distant echo

I want pinned down
I want unsettled
Rattle cage after cage
Until my blood boils

I want to see you
As you are now
Every single day
That I am living

Painted in flames
All peeling thunder;
Be the lightning in me
That strikes relentless

[Verse 1: Reprise]
What if this storm ends
And I don't see you
As you are now
Ever again?

A perfect halo
Of gold hair and lightning
Sets you off against
The planet's last dance

Just for a minute
The silver forked sky
Lifts you up like a star
That I will follow

And now it's found us
Like I have found you
I don't want to run;
Just overwhelm me

[Part II: The Sunlight Through the Flags]
[Verse 1]
From here the caravans
Are kids' toys
And I can hold them all
In my palm

I watch the sea
Creep round the corner;
It connects the dots
From here to you

The sunlight burning
Through the loose flags
Painted high
On white church walls;

I chase my blood
From brain to thumped heart
Until I'm out of breath
For trying

[Chorus]
Worry not, everything is sound
This is the safest place you've found
The only noise beating out is ours
Lacing our tea from honey jars

[Verse 2]
These accidents
Of faith and nature;
They tend to stick
In the spokes of you

But every now and then
The trend bucks
And you're repaired
By more than glue

[Chorus]
Worry not, everything is sound
This is the safest place you've found
The only noise beating out is ours
Lacing our tea from honey jars

[Coda]
Why don't you rest your fragile bones?
A minute ago you looked alone
Stop waving your arms you're safe and dry
Breathe in and drink up the winter sky


[Part III: Daybreak]
[Verse I]
Slowly
The day breaks
Apart
In our hands

And soft
Hallelujahs
Flow in from
The church

The one
On the corner
You said
Frightened you

It was too dark
And too large
To find
Your soul in

[Chorus]
Something was bound to go right sometime today
All these broken pieces
Fit together to make a
Perfect picture of us

It got cold and then dark so suddenly and rained;
It rained so hard the two of us
Were the only thing that we could
See for miles and miles

And in the middle of the flood, I felt my worth
When you held onto me like I was your
Little life raft
Please know that you were mine as well

Drops of water hit the ground like God's own tears
And spread out into shapes like salad bowls
And basins and buckets
For bailing out the flood

[Verse 2]
As motionless cars rust
On driveways and curbs
You take off your raincoat
And stretch out your arms

We both laugh out loud
And surrender to it:
The sheer force of sky
And the cold magnet Earth

[Chorus]
Something was bound to go right sometime today
All these broken pieces
Fit together to make a
Perfect picture of us

It got cold and then dark so suddenly and rained;
It rained so hard the two of us
Were the only thing that we could
See for miles and miles

And in the middle of the flood, I felt my worth
When you held onto me like I was your
Little life raft
Please know that you were mine as well

Drops of water hit the ground like God's own tears
And spread out into shapes like salad bowls
And basins and buckets
For bailing out the flood

Date Added: 2017-08-25
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