"Lightning Strikes" as written by Twyla Herbert and Lou Christie....
Listen to me baby, you've got to understand
You're old enough to learn the makings of a man
Listen to me baby, it's time to settle down
Am I asking too much for you stick around?

Every boy wants a girl he can trust to the very end
Baby that's you, won't you stay? But 'till then,
When I see lips begging to be kissed, I can't stop (stop) I can't stop myself

Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-)
Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-)

Nature's taken over my one-track mind
Believe it or not, you're in my heart all the time
All the girls are saying that you'll end up a fool
For the time being, baby, live by my rules

When I settle down, I want one baby on my mind
Forgive and forget, and I'll make up for all lost time
If she's got to get out fine, then she's on my mind
I can't stop (stop) I can't stop myself

Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-)
Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-)

There's a chapel in the pines waiting for us, around the bend
Picture in your mind love forever. But 'till then,
When I see lips begging to be kissed, I can't stop (stop) I can't stop myself

Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-)
Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-)
Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-)
Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-)
Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-)
Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-)
Lightning striking again (and again, and again, and again, and a-)


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"Lightning Strikes" as written by Twyla Herbert Lou Christie

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    General CommentThe lyrics for this song are way ahead of even our own time. You see, Herr Klaus knew that when you listen to this song you'll say to yourself, "Crikey that was off the deep end."

    But what you don't know, and what Herr Klaus damn well knew is that you'll tell one of your friends, maybe even a loved one, that they have "just got to check this out, it's way out there." By the time you show them it and the song is over, it's too late. The next day you find yourself telling more people about this song, you even catch yourself singing this song in the bathroom when nobody is around, "LIGHTNING STRIKING AGAIN."

    You'll wiki Klaus Nomi, read his backstory, dig up pictures of him, and even pirate some mp3s of him off google. Before you know it you've already ordered his self titled vinyl off e-bay, "LIGHTNING STRIKING AGAIN" you sing to yourself with satisfaction.

    Then it hits you, you're completely and utterly obsessed with Herr Klaus. You have his entire back catalog, his greatest hits album, you're even thinking of dressing up as him for Halloween. The best part is, all of your friends have all doing the same.

    It's not until when Halloween strolls around do you realize what has happened. The 31st of October has turned it's self into the ending from V for Vendetta, except instead of Guy Fawkes masks, everyone looks like a rejected character from a Tim Burton film. And when that day finally comes, then and only will Herr Klaus come back to life. And after all the dust settles and the world is once blessed with "that weird looking opera singer in some punk band seen hanging out with David Bowie, what was his name, Claude Neon?" The only thing you will have to say for yourself is "LIGHTNING STRIKING AGAIN!"

    You have those jerks over at Adult Swim to thank for letting the Venture Bros. Episode 12, "Showdown at Cremation Creek," make it through the editing process and whoever it was that uploaded the episodes to You Tube to thank. Seriously, after you watch the music video for this song on You Tube, look for it, you'll die of laughter, that is, if you manage to stop singing.

    "LIGHTNING STRIKING AGAIN!"
    heartbeats_xxxon October 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentKlaus Nomi didn't write Lightning Strikes. It's a cover of Lou Christie.

    So, lyrically, he is not ahead of his time at all here. However, there's no doubt that Klaus was ahead of his time. Just not here ^_^
    Sowiesoon April 18, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationAs far as the interpretation of this song, well as far as Klaus Nomi doing it, I think first of all, that perhaps Klaus was trying to revive the old 60's music and update it in a New Wave fashion to revive the disco dust that was settling on the 70's music scene which the 'new wavers and punks' abhorred.. Klaus was always about doing something different 'breaking the rules' as he put it himself.. originally as the song was done by Lou Christie in 1965, it was obviously about the 'lightning of love' that strikes one... but going deeper than that, I would almost say that "Lightning Strikes" could be about the 'lightning of inspiration' and that creative spark that gets drab things going again.. I think when Klaus sang it, that meaning came alive within the song.. thanks for reading!
    missnomion July 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentheartbeats_xxx is absolutely right. i love klaus numi. what an amazing voice.
    moraldecay7on April 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think that lou christie was singing about his undying love for a woman and that he wants to spend the rest of his life with her.
    he wants to get married and settle down, even when she is having doubts and he just can't stop himself from kissing her of proclamimng his devotion and complete clarity that she will be his wife.
    he just sounds mighty smitten.
    bellalunaon November 05, 2008   Link

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