"Lightning Strikes Twice" as written by Stephen Percy Harris and David Michael Murray....
I feel the breeze on my face in expectance
Not very long before the storm reaches here
Off in the distance the lightning is flashing again
Feel something strong as the power draws near

Is it the rolling of thunder that scares you
Is it the crashing of clouds that hold fear
But all I know as I sit in a corner alone
It takes me back to my childhood again

And as I wait and I look for an answer
To all the things going round in my head
I ask myself could it be a disaster and when
It's maybe threatening to happen again

As the ominous light draws near
There's a lone dog howls in the park
All the people hurry inside
As a lightning flash lights dark
The storm is nearly here
Only God will know

You're sitting alone you watch
As the wind is blowing treetops
And the swaying rustling leaves
Plenty of time to perceive
As you wait for rain to fall
Only God knows
The whole sky glows

Maybe lightning strikes twice
Maybe lightning strikes twice


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"Lightning Strikes Twice" as written by Stephen Percy Harris David Michael Murray

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    Song MeaningI think its about a terrible event what happened (the storm and then the lightning) and the person knows houw it feels to be struck by lightning so it has happen before so the person thinks twice now he/she sees another storm to make the same mistake again because some bad things in peoples past pain cause somettimes they want to prevent it the next time. Sorry my english isnt very good
    hercufleson November 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSeems like a metaphor for expecting the negative consequences (once again) for repeating a previous mistake.
    pijuyoon March 16, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis and Clansman are my favorite songs by Iron Maiden. I can just see what they are singing about; they are such great singers and their voices have the way of making the hair on the back of my neck stand up. The choice of words they use and how they sing it, they really bring out the best in the song.
    Shaharaon June 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgood song, i like it a lot.
    iheartbritishboys1on February 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion Blaze is really almost as good as Bruce. Oh and... Bruce sucks at Blaze's songs. Blaze rox!

    The lyrics aren't that great though imo. in this songs but it rocks still :P It's about a storm!
    Fliboon February 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It took years for me to appreciate Mr. Bayley. He's horribly underrated, and I know most will call this sacrilege, but I prefer Blaze over Paul.

    Bruce is the best of course, but if you've never revisited the Blaze era, or checked out his solo work, you might be surprised.
    cwg46and2on September 28, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThere's the (scientifically false) phrase that "lightning never strikes the same place twice." And, I think what this song is kind of referring to, is the hope of Steve Harris that maybe it could - in as far as maybe they could regain the success they had in their older days. They somewhat have, although it took a few more years rejoining with Bruce and Adrian (everyone underestimates Adrian, but it seems to me he's as important as Bruce to the band) to do so.

    Mind you, I do really enjoy the Blaze albums with Maiden (his solo stuff is great, too - it has a more metal guitar sound than his work with Maiden. Much of the criticism to the Blaze years of Maiden don't take into account the other things the band was doing in the late 90s - like their Rush/Queensryche subdued guitar sound and Adrian's absence). Anyway, I liked this song from the first listen of the album.
    Heavymetalharpon August 22, 2016   Link
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    General CommentYou've obviously never heard any other Iron Maiden stuff. Bruce's version is better than this one.
    TheJoeInMeon May 12, 2004   Link

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