"Thunderclaps" as written by Faris Badwan, Thomas Cowan, Joshua Hayward, Joseph Spurgeon and Rhys Webb....
Watch them speak in thunderclaps
No one more or much as Jack
It's a knock 'em dead show: Pipes and joints, greased hinge and bone
One more for the slaughterhouse

Force from the butcher, machine-like
One mighty hand at shoulder height
Feet tread heavy on black floor, Look at the breadth of those fingers
One more for the Chopping board

Cast me in this violent light, Pull my hands from my eyes

Thunderclaps fly through low-light
Jack sits amongst them in the sky
There's no place here for me tonight but Jack needs no invite
Lunging for the meat and prize Lunging with his roving eyes

Hours go by In thunderous form, I can't go on I can't go on

I'll do myself in, I'll pick up this thing
Sits heavy in my hand
I'll do myself in


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"Thunderclaps" as written by Joseph Spurgeon Faris Badwan

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    General CommentThere's a full list of The Horrors - Strange House song meanings from the band themselves on skiddle.com/music/articles/….
    Strik3ron May 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favourite songs off the album, but I don't think it gets the recognition it deserves.
    Strik3ron May 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFaris: "This was inspired by being up in Lincolnshire. There was nothing for miles. We didn’t leave the house for a week. But there were huge thunderstorms for the week we were there. The power kept cutting."

    i love the chants in the song
    breisthenewthingon July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the bass in this.
    It's so awesome.
    WinklePickeron February 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best song of the horrors.
    Dorasgunon July 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favourite songs from "strange house" but no-one else really comments about this song and it definatly doesn't get the recognition it deserves! i don't know why cos' its awesome!
    + i love the chant parts!
    I always find myself singing that chant part XD
    I-Am-A-Horror >=3on August 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOOOOOHHH-OOOh-OOH-OOOOH-OHH-OH-OH-OH
    I love that. So catchy.
    mediocremurphyon January 12, 2011   Link

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