There's a hunger rising in the air tonight
And I'll burn for you in the morning light
It's been too long, I can't wait no more
Stay home tonight and lock your door

I need you there beside me
Take me in your arms
To feel the wind rush by me
I'm hungrier now than I ever was

Like the night we came together on that fiery starry night
You took my breath from me and you rocked me to my bones
The fire that burned that night still burns deep down inside of me
I'm wilder than I'll ever be, ever be

Call me thunder in the morning
Call me lightning through the night
Anytime you want me, I'm gonna be there for you
And it'll be that way 'til the day I die
Call me thunder

There's a place I see in my mind's eye
Young lovers beneath a blood red sky
And we didn't care if the world looked on
'Cause we knew these days would soon be gone

And the flames grew all around us
As we lit that promised land
I can feel it burning in me
And I'm hungrier now than I ever was

And we'll walk this short beneath the moon and lay out in the sand
And when I'm drunk on you and crashed out in the dunes
I'll be that woman now that once brought out the man in you
I'm younger than I'll ever be, ever be

Call me thunder in the morning
Call me lightning through the night
Anytime you want me, I'm gonna be there for you
And it'll be that way 'til the day I die
Call me thunder

Call me thunder in the morning
Call me lightning through the night
Anytime you want me, I'm gonna be there for you
And it'll be that way 'til the day I die

Call me thunder in the morning
Call me lightning through the night
Anytime you want me, I'm gonna be there for you


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Call Me Thunder Lyrics as written by Stephen Paul Womack

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    General Comment

    This is about an older couple who still believe they can still go for it he’ll for leather. It’s based on an old English joke involving an electric fence.

    barnby35on August 09, 2022   Link
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    General Comment

    This is about an older couple who still believe they can still go for it he’ll for leather. It’s based on an old English joke involving an electric fence.

    barnby35on August 09, 2022   Link

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