The Right Mood for a Thunderstorm

from by Jack Byrne

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What are you afraid of?
The world is waiting for you to begin
You've never had the guts to make it on your own
Well, here's your chance.

Why am I always waiting,
waiting for someone to understand?
I tell myself it's just that I never had
opportunities you had

Hey, listen, your life's just begun
It's all here and you bow to no one
My friend, listen, your life's just begun
A backyard full of burdens
Too scared to escape
Would it be relief to know you could walk away?

What makes me so sure
that I know exactly what I need?
The city lights are flickering,
and I wish I knew which ones were burning out

Who do you think you're kidding
being so careful to coat all your words in truth?
The sunlight is trickling between the pickets of your fence
But will never reach your room

Just tell me what you want!

I found re-set and pushed it
And now I have no way of telling
if I was right to be fearful,
or of knowing what I believed.
But sometimes I remember
Like when I'm in the right mood for a thunderstorm
and I'm overly sentimental
Well, it's best saved for rainy days.

I gave it a lot of thought;
We both got it right in our own way

I never meant to leave any room for regret
The sunlight and city lights
are there for me, and there for you


from Complications, released March 30, 2013
Jack Byrne - Voice, Guitars, Piano,
Melissa Knorr - Viola



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