Song of the Day: Lightning Bolt by Jake Bugg

hope by ryky

“Lightning Bolt” is a song by English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg. It was released on 27 April 2012 in the United Kingdom via digital download as the third single from his self-titled debut studio album Jake Bugg (2012). The song has been used on various advertisements.

Lyrics:

Morning, it’s another pure grey morning
Don’t know what the day is holding
When I get uptight
And I walk right into the path of a lightning bolt

Sirens of an ambulance comes howling
Right through the center of town and
No one blinks an eye
And I look up to the sky in the path of a lighting bolt

Met her as the angels parted for her
But she only brought me torture
But that’s what happens
When it’s you who’s standing in the path of a lightning bolt

Everyone I see just wants to walk with gritted teeth
But I just stand by and I wait my time
They say you gotta tow the line they want the water not the wine
But when I see the signs I jump on that lightning bolt

Chances, people tell you not to take chances
When they tell you there aren’t any answers
And I was starting to agree
But I awoke suddenly in the path of a lightning bolt

Fortune, people talking all about fortune
Do you make it or does it just call you
In the blinking of an eye
Just another passerby in the path of a lightning bolt

Everyone I see just wants to walk with gritted teeth
But I just stand by and I wait my time
They say you gotta tow the line they want the water not the wine
But when I see the signs I jump on that lightning bolt

It was silent, I was lying back gazing skyward
When the moment got shattered
I remembered what she said
And then she fled in the path of a lightning bolt

This gritty stroll through the streets of Bugg’s hometown of Clifton, Nottingham, was released as the third single from his debut album. He penned the tune with long-time Snow Patrol collaborator. Bugg recalled to The Daily Telegraph: “When I was writing with Iain, we had a fag, a cup of tea, a bit of a play. The way I see it, it’s jamming.”
The song’s Michael Holyk directed video was shot in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The song featured in an American a commercial for Gatorade sports drinks that aired during the 2013 NBA championships.

Jake Bugg

Birth name Jake Edwin Kennedy
Born 28 February 1994 (age 19)
Clifton, Nottingham, England
Genres Indie rock, indie folk, blues
Occupations Musician, singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica, bass guitar, piano, slide guitar
Years active 2011–present
Labels Mercury
Website jakebugg.com
Notable instruments
Martin 00015-SM
Martin D-18VS
Yamaha FG700MS
Fender Telecaster
Fender Stratocaster
Gretsch G6121-1955 Chet Atkins
Gibson Robert Johnson L-1
Gibson ES-335

image by ryky

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