White Lightning

White Lightning

Susan Cantey's picture

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Liner Notes: 

So I WANTED to use some really cool guitar & drum loops, but I couldn't get different pitches without the tempo screwing up, so I had to settle for some old stuff. Another meh song.

OK, here's a question - can you tell what the song is really about? Please give me your interpretation. Thanks!!

Lyrics: 

White Lightning
Susan Cantey © 2019

Lilies, golden lilies,
In the garden, the sun was high
Lilies, golden lilies
Birds singing: “lay lu lai”

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When all seemed peaceful
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I didn’t see the clouds
On the horizon

Like a vivid dream
That won’t let you go,
Like a vivid dream
The nightmare unfolds

Chorus

Staring into the abyss
Starting to choke,
Staring into the abyss
Breathing in the smoke

Chorus

Now the world’s on fire
Fueled by lies and liars
Lost and adrift
Headed for the cliff

Chorus

I didn’t see the clouds
On the horizon

White Lightning!



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Comments

crisp1's picture

Man, your singing is beautiful! This is anything but meh. I'm guessing it's about global warming (with the heat wave burning up Europe now, it would be timely!) and how destructive it is and will be.

billwhite51's picture

i also love your voice. i can see the global warming interpretation, but the suddenness of the event signifies to me something more biblical than biological, that said, if i had to bet on it, id go with global warming, if only because of the reference to lies and liars.

3tdoan's picture

Made me think about all the things it could be about. It has an apocalyptic flavour. My first instinct was about nuclear war. Smoke, clouds, choking. Could be the rise of fascism, or global warming as others have said.