notorious lightning lyrics – destroyer

oh, notorious lightning! yes, i had to ride you
and trash the crystal jets they kept in storage inside you!
i was told never to question it.
now i’m facing twenty years for every night i tried to ingest the snow so lightly! (huh?)

you simply couldn’t put down the black book.
you dreamt the dreams of the self-taught man.
you warn the ladies not to be corrupted by their looks,
but your voice comes out soft and slanted!
and you’re living off what government’s granted you:
amnesty from the true
thing. now, sandra, slowly remove the ring and watch notorious lightning surround you.
watch notorious lightning surround you.
watch notorious lightning surround you.

i lay myself down to observe your gilded jeans h*t the ground,
and have not grown from this worship.
i lay myself down to surrender,
watch the trust funds gorge us again,
and have not grown from this worship.
so, great pretender, pull a face! let’s see the best ‘forlorn you know!’
just don’t sing, “barricades in the morning” – it’s been three days in a row
and it never comes off like you planned it!
something once was delivered, then you banned it
but, oh, there is a key to this thing…
notorious lightning…

there is a monument.
there is a place within it that i have won.
and there is victory at sea.
and then there’s the sun
crashing down upon us
faithful readership of the old warden. we beg –
“no not another ode to the garden! you’ve let the book of appeals pile up!”
so, child of the east, it’s time
to shrug off the beast and take a look at what you’ve done.
the half-breed jury agrees you’re ok,
but what they never seem to say is that it’s never
the defense’s witness…
and someone’s got to fall before someone goes free!

/ destroyer lyrics