I threw my robe on in the morning
Watched the ring on the stove turn to red
Stared hypnotized into a cup of coffee
Pulled on my boots and made the bed
Screen door hangin' off its hinges
Kept bangin' me awake all night
As I look out the window
The only thing in sight

Is dry lightning on the horizon line
Just dry lightning and you on my mind

I chased the heat of her blood
Like it was the holy grail
Descend beautiful spirit
Into the evening pale
Her appaloosa's
Kickin' in the corral smelling rain
There's a low thunder rolling
'Cross the mesquite plain
But there's just dry lightning on the horizon line
It's just dry lightning and you on my mind

I'd drive down to Alvarado street
Where she danced to make ends meet
I'd spend the night over my gin
As she'd talk to her men

Well the piss yellow sun
Comes bringin' up the day
She said "ain't nobody gonna give nobody
What they really need anyway"

Well you get so sick of the fightin'
You lose your fear of the end
But you can't lose your memory
And the sweet smell of your skin
And it's just dry lightning on the horizon line
Just dry lightning and you on my mind



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    General CommentA really beautiful song among many from this outstanding album.Springsteen shines best when it's just him and an acoustic guitar,IMO.The word picture he paints using "Dry Lightning" as a metaphor for something that is less that what it appears,in this case his relationship with a lady is really very lovely,and the way he sings the lyrics,with a forlorn sense of coming to grips with the situation is powerful in it's simplicity.

    One of my all time favorite songs.
    Jessguessinon December 18, 2014   Link

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