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{Intro}

D A E E (x2)

{Vs. 1}
D D E E (x8)
Lightning crashes a new mother cries.
Her placenta falls to the floor.
The angel opens her eyes. The confusion sets in
Before the doctor can even close the door

Lightning crashes an old mother dies


Her intentions fall to the floor
The angel closes her eyes. The confusion that was hers
Belongs now to the baby down the hall

{Refrain}: (Eighth-note strum rhythm)


D D D D A A A A E E E E E E E E (x4)
Whoa I feel it coming back again
Like the rolling thunder chasing the wind
Forces pulling from the center of the earth again
I can feel it

{Vs. 2}

[Same as Vs. 1 with crecendo] D A E


Lightning crashes a new mother cries
This moment she's been waiting for
The angel opens her eyes
Pale blue colored iris
Presents the circle
And puts the glory out to hide. Hide.

{Refrain}: D A E
Whoa I feel it coming back again
Like the rolling thunder chasing the wind
Forces pulling from the center of the earth again
I can feel it.
I can feel it.

{Bridge}:
[gbm] [dbm] [gbm] [dbm] [gbm] [dbm] [D] [E]
[gbm] [dbm] [gbm] [D] [E]

{Refrain}: D A E
Oh I feel it coming back again
Like the rolling thunder chasing the wind
Forces pulling from the center of the earth again
I can feel it.
(Repeat Refrain to End)

End: (retard after D)


D A E(slow down-strum)

Song meaning

The band dedicated the song to Barbara Lewis, a friend of the band who had been killed by a
drunk driver who was fleeing from the police after a robbery. Barbara had many of her organs
donated, and the song lyrics reflect how her death enabled others to continue living. After the
1999 Columbine High School massacre, Ed Kowalczyk would frequently dedicate the song to
the victims at live shows.

Soon after the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 1995, a local radio station mixed in news
clippings, audio clips of President Clinton and Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating
responding to the attack, along with other sounds (such as ambulance and fire engine sirens) of
that day. To the people of Oklahoma City it was a very powerful way to convey the horrors that
they faced on that day.