From the recording ABOVE GROUND

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LIGHTNING IN A JAR

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SLOW BLUES @ 64 BPM. MOOD; HURT, AS IN PAIN, ANGUISH, REMINISCENT( IT IS THE BLUES). THIS FELLOW LAMENTS HIS,(WHAT ELSE) RECENT BREAK UP. HE STILL LOVES THE GIRL AND DOES NOT KNOW WHY SHE LEFT, UNEXPECTEDLY. HE PLEADS, AND PROMISES, HE WOULD FIX IT BUT, " YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHY YOU'RE LEAVING, YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT I'VE DONE WRONG". HE RECANTS A MEMORY OF AN OLD MAN THAT HE LOVED AND TRUSTED, AS A YOUNG BOY, THAT HAD GIVEN HIM A JAR IN WHICH HE HAD CAUGHT LIGHTNING.
HE REALIZES THAT,"FINDING TRUE LOVE IS HARD, YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHY YOU'RE LEAVING, YOU CAN NOT CATCH LIGHTNING IN A JAR."

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LIGHTNING IN A JAR

I CHOULD HAVE BEGGED HER NOT TO GO
BUT IT’S TOO LATE FOR BEGGING WHEN SHE’S STANDING AT THE DOOR
SOMEBODY TOLD YOU LOVE WOULD BE EASY, PROBABLY TOLD YOU LIFE WAS FAIR
AND I KNOW YOU’RE DEAD SET ON LEAVING
SO I WON’T STOP YOU, I CAN’T STOP YOU ANYHOW
IF I’VE DONE SOMETHING TO HURT YOU
IF YOU WOULD STAY JUST FOR A WHILE
THEN I COULD BEG FOR YOUR FORGIVENESS
EARN REDEMTION BY WALKING A THOUSAND MILES
CHORUS
I WOULD CLIMB THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN SHOUT YOUR LOVE ALL DAY LONG
BUT YOU CAN’T TELL ME WHY YOU ARE LEAVING, YOU CAN’T TELL ME WHAT I HAVE DONE WRONG
SAX RIDE
VERSE
WHEN I WAS A KID I KNEW THIS OLD MAN ,CLAIMED H’ED CAUGHT LIGHTNING IN A JAR
I HELD IT CLOSE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME UNTIL IT LAID BROKEN, SHATTERRED ON THE FLOOR
I THOUGHT I HAD FOUND TRUE LOVE BUT I WAS DREAMING, FINDING TRUE LOVE IS HARD
I CAN NOT STOP YOU FROM LEAVING, YOU CAN NOT CATCH LIGHTNING IN A JAR
CHORUS