see some story was told
what is there to tell
well, some song had been sung
but none of it sings
let's spell it out
a, b, and c
up and down from a is to z
you meant zed, you said zed
from nothing to something and something for nothing
from no one to someone, from someone to same one
same old thing
only way out
to no way back
what can you do?
easy; you shove it back where it came
easy; you never let yourself down
so you got up
and you ran
and you run to get up
through chinatowns
to slip right down
soho's a town in every downtown
drinking friends
who've drunk in bars
who've drunken friends
in drinking bars
waiting for the lightning man to strike
icing on your cake
well if i knew you were coming
i'd cooked your goose
baby come to daddy
baby come to daddy
baby come to daddy
daddy's come to baby
daddy's come to baby
come to daddy
baby
baby come to daddy
easy; you shove it back where it came
easy; you never let yourself down
you better be careful out there
you be careful out there
you better be careful out there
you be careful
you ain't gonna get far
you better be careful out there
you ain't gonna get far
you ain't gonna get far
you be careful out there
you ain't gonna get far
you ain't gonna get far
you be careful out there
you better be careful out there
we're gonna pluck you off
you better be careful out there
you ain't gonna get far
you ain't gonna get far
we're gonna pluck you off
we're gonna pluck you off
we're gonna pluck you off
baby come to daddy
daddy's come to baby
daddy's come to baby
come to daddy
come to baby
baby come to daddy
daddy's come to baby
come to daddy
easy; you shove it right back down
easy; you never listen to this


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Lightning Man song meanings
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    General CommentMy favorite Nitzer Ebb song. I'm surprised no one has commented on it. I loved the video when it played on MTV's 120 Minutes. I always heard the lines about the cake as:

    icing on your cake
    well i knew you were coming
    so i cut you a piece
    tetsuo29on February 21, 2009   Link

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