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LIGHTNING IN A JAR

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SLOW BLUES @ 64 BPM. written by RICK HAGLER MOOD/ ANGUISH, MENTAL ANXIETY, WORRY, BEWILDERMENT( IT IS THE BLUES). ABOUT: THIS FELLOW LAMENTS HIS,(WHAT ELSE) RECENT BREAK UP. HE STILL LOVES THE GIRL, DOES NOT KNOW WHY SHE LEFT, UNEXPECTEDLY. SHE WON'T TELL HIM WHY SHE IS LEAVING OR WHAT HE HAS DONE WRONG. HE PLEADS AND PROMISES THAT HE WOULD CHANGE. IF HE JUST KNEW WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS, HE WOULD FIX IT. HE RECANTS A MEMORY OF AN OLD MAN THAT HE LOVED AND TRUSTED, AS A YOUNG BOY. THE OLD MAN HAD CLAIMED TO HAVE CAUGHT LIGHTNING IN A JAR AND, AS A GIFT, GAVE THE PRIZE TO THE YOUNG IMPRESSIONABLE BOY. HE HELD ONTO THE JAR AND THE BELIEF FOR YEARS UNTIL THE JAR LAY BROKEN AND SHATTERED ON THE FLOOR.
HE REALIZES THAT,"FINDING TRUE LOVE IS HARD, I CAN'T STOP YOU FROM 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