"Thunder And Lightning" as written by Brian Michael Downey and Philip Parris Lynott....
Locked up in the classroom waiting for the fight
Down to the schoolyard knocking the gate
Into the alley meet up with the boys
Waiting for the weekend to make a little noise

Thunder is strong, lightning is death
Kicking the girls and it's starting to blast
Sweeter than the heavens and the fate means stumble
But it's Saturday night when heavy rock was born

Like thunder and lightning
God damn, it's so exciting
It hits you like a hammer
God damn

It was Saturday night I was ready for the dance
My girl walked in holding another guys hand
He stood six foot six he looked two miles wide
I was taking it easy till he took her outside

I was madder than hell fit to burn
This guy would break a leg before but now he's got to run
Standing in the corner giving him a thrill
You can keep your lover honey, but he's got to pay the bill


Well the place started rocking it was Saturday night
I was dressed to kill I was feeling alright
Alright in the middle of the night
I wasn't ready for a rumble but the mood was right

When he got up to leave
I stood in his way
I said love that's the price you have to pay
In the doorway up against the wall
When they play a heavy record then I'm gonna have a ball

[Chorus: x2]

We started to rumble and stumble
It is we were rocking and rolling and rolling and tumbling
I fumbled and started to win
When the greater than wicked then I hit him again

I hit him again and I couldn't hit him anymore
My head was all black and blue and my jaw was sore
Sweeter than the heavens and like a frightening stumble
It was Saturday night when heavy rock was born

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"Thunder and Lightning" as written by Philip Parris Lynott Brian Michael Downey

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    General Commentthe guitars in this song r unholy & out of this world,totally 80's vibe-obviously the era when John Sykes joined the band.(im sorry i sound like the biggest nerd)
    cureheadon May 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best song about FIGHTING ever written, bar none! Phil Lynott is regarded as being one of the toughest musicians ever - he could throw down with the best of them.

    Oh, and the above lyrics wrong in several places, especially the last half.

    It's "when they played a heavy record then I hit him again", "my HANDS were black and blue" (or hand), "frightening storm", etc.
    The Knaveon May 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing to say the least
    highvoltageglamrockon April 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDoes this song make anyone else want to FIGHT A PANTHER WITH THEIR BARE FUCKING HANDS?
    Saint Thomason March 15, 2008   Link

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