And so we meet and there are sparks,
Its gold it's new and free from sharks,
Your house is big it seems so clean,
Your cleaning lady comes and we're discreet.

Are you lightning?
'Cause I'm waiting.
What's the timing?
I'm not playing.

And so I act like I'm 21,
Wide eyed and drifting unto sun,
Pay back is here my legs are numb,
I'm back, it's square one feeling dumb.

The sweet things,
When do they come?
Have I gone deaf?
What's the song?
Are you lightning?
'Cause I'm waiting,
This is frightening,
I'm not playing.

Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh...
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh...

I see you in my sheets, I see you in my sleep,
I see you through the mirror
You sing we're not to steal.

The only thing I'm scared of is the secret that you keep,
I know where you are, I dunno where you are.
Don't make the other wonder the others might sting,
Tell me what you're thinking,
Do not let me twist.
Just look at the size of you.

I see you in my sheets, I see you in my sleep,
I see you with something that's funny I hear you I almost weep,

I see you from my steps, you're walking up my street,
But just look at the size of you.

I see you in my sheets, I see you in my sleep,
I see you from my steps you're walking up my street.

And just look at the size of you,
The sun shine on and on...
The sun shine on and on...


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Are You Lightning? song meanings
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    General Commentsong meaning? how we all feel when we are infactuated with someone.
    evenfunnieron February 12, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationMusic Video, picture it......
    shy boy delivers groceries to this rich family, this family is everything he is not. Sees her for the first time and their eyes meet. She lets him in the house and gives the groceries to the maid as the boy respects her distance. Her smile lights up whatever inside him he can't figure out. Now he can't stop thinking about her and what could be. Decides to impress her, but fails innocently..."back to square one".
    Alas,too shy to try again; however, the moment that he enjoyed to see such inner and outer beauty that it touched him as if it was part of him. Later he finds out, that she already has a boyfriend...everything he is not. Although the reality sets in, that pure moment that was shared in that split second is all his...forever. Thus "sunshine on and on". Fini

    My kind of video.
    jerell13on July 16, 2012   Link
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    General Commenthow has no one commented on this? This song is amazing... definitely a love song with a sort of country diner melody. But it's really amazing with out being cheesy. Seems as though the speaker's just in awe of how awesome the object of his affection is and is just marvelling at her doing the littlest things, beyond that I can't say. Anyone get a better take on it?
    Ghost33on May 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to me that this song is about finding love again later in life and feeling the excitement of being in love again. He says he is acting like he is 21 again, just completely awed by this new love. Back at square one, feeling dumb. He fumbles to know what to say, what to do, so as not to ruin this feeling. He sees this girl everywhere, completely consumed with her, not obsessed, but feeling alive and feeling scared. He refers to this girl as lightning, as if to say, your brightness scares me like a child, but its an exciting fear.
    everestdesignon June 25, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Just look at this size of you".

    I'm not usually a big fan of songs about infactuation and love, but you can really hear how Matt feels when he sings this line. It reminds me of how it feels to feel that way about someone.
    antigravity83on November 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is the beautiful inner dialogue of a man in love with the most beautiful woman he can imagine. I think he sees her as some sort of ethereal goddess who has come into his life...her feet not quite touching the ground as she glides into him. It has elements of the ordinary "and so, we meet and there are sparks.." that everyone can identify with but he goes further into the experience of new love. I think this is exactly how my boyfriend experiences me. I love this song.
    gregsgirlon February 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIn french "coup de foudre" literally means a strike of lightning or a thunder bolt. The expression, though, means to fall in love (at first sight, usually). Just thought this was interesting considering that Caws speaks French...
    itwasallyellowon January 09, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIn french "coup de foudre" literally means a strike of lightning or a thunder bolt. The expression, though, means to fall in love (at first sight, usually). Just thought this was interesting considering that Caws speaks French...
    itwasallyellowon January 09, 2012   Link

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