I am waiting on a mountaintop
For the moment that the sky will strike
My apologies are forever lost
Soon to ashes in a flash of light

Miles away from me
Hope is fading soon
Gone forever is a waste of time
My intentions like this waiting room
Only bring to me a fading light

Locked up forever inside
I look to the stars and ask why
Oh, if they could just change my dark heart to feel
All our self away
Thrown away

I am waiting like the single bloom
Lost forever in the storm of life
My intentions like this waiting room
Only bring to me a fading light

Locked up forever inside
I look to the stars and ask why
Oh if they could just show these wounds how to heal

Here I am (Oohh...Why?)
My last stand (Oohh...Why?)
And I know for all the rising and falling there's nothing to show

Throw me down, throw me down, throw me down...

It's been raining
And I will pay
World must come to me
I am a lightning rod

I am waiting
On a mountaintop
World above me
He will strike me

Locked up forever inside
I look to the stars and ask why
Oh if they could just change my dark heart to feel

All I am (Oohh...Why?)
My last stand (Oohh...Why?)
And I know for all the rising and falling there's nothing to show



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Lightning Rod song meanings
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    General CommentSimply put,it's about life.He's been through a lot,he's taken a lot,and he himself has done things wrong,thou the apologies he gives mean nothing and are gone as soon as they are given
    He's given up on home on life ever going the right way,but still it lingers on,he feels like wasting time on that little of it what is left
    His good intention don't shine within so much dark
    hes locking within himself,contemplating himself
    He is asking why life was the way it was,and why his heart has become dark and cold
    The him he could have been,he has thrown away

    But still,he is waiting for that one boom,the one that can either bring him back or destroy him
    His waiting for thunderstrike(emotion) strong enough to bright him back to life or put him out of it
    It's raining,its been a long time coming,and he is willing to pay,either way it goes he feels the world will come up with and deliver him one big hit..the he(maybe god)
    For all the hits he has taken so far,and got back up he has nothing,life is to him is not worth much
    So he is ready to risk everything this time,the last stand,live or die
    Let the thunder strike,he is the lightning rod
    DarkAnubison February 28, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is a metaphor for the feeling that the world is out to get you. I know the feeling - I've had a good 6 month long run of bad luck lately, and sometimes it really does feel like I'm standing on a mountain, waiting for the next strike of lightning to knock me down. Oh yeah - the intro to this song is kick-ass too.
    freehat17on May 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a guy who's been a hurt a lot and has effectively shut himself off from the world, but now he wants a second chance at life.
    prayingmantis84on May 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs he committing suicide or does he just feel that the world is against him and that he is making one final effort "My last stand"?
    Regos the Saneon May 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song means that all the problems end up going towards you and that you're stuck and can't do anything about it.
    KICKASS SONG!!!
    x3chavax3on June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about a guy about to be punished for doing something bad. If you read the first verse, it sort of makes sense
    Unnatural Disasteron June 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell it does sound like it's about some guy ding on a hill waiting to be struck by lightning, but I agree that it's probably a metaphor for something
    ArianeTheFoolon December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod is out to punish him. He tries and just keeps trying, but he cant get anywhere.


    "All the rising and falling...theres nothing to show"

    I think that explains the song perfectly and what they are trying to get across.
    HatchbackMustangon June 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWHAT THE... so little comments? This song and "Race Against Myself" = best on Splinter!
    crimsonlotuson June 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with crimsonlotus 100% on this. One of the best songs on the album :)
    Black_ravenon September 30, 2005   Link

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