song by Beck
Saw Lightning lyrics

Featuring Pharrell Williams


Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!
There was a day I saw lightning
There was a day I saw lightning (I saw lightning)
Hey, hey, hey, saw lightning
Ho-ho-ho, I saw lightning
He-he-he, I saw lightning
Ha-ha-ha

Saw wind and rain, some mountains fall
Saw temples burn, and prison walls
Saw floods coming, saw children run
Got no more shelter, no more sun

[Chorus:]
Then it came to me in a flash of light
By the sycamore tree in the dead of night
The bottom bell and the longest day
And the hardest wind and in the falling rain
Saw lightning, saw lightning, saw lightning
Held my head up and it struck me down
Down to the ground
It struck me down, struck me down
Struck me down to the ground.

There was a day, saw lightning
There was a day, saw lightning
Hey, hey, hey, saw lightning
Ho-ho-ho, saw lightning
He-he-he, saw lightning
Ha-ha-ha

[Pharrell Williams]
When it ain't up, wonder where it go
Hold the sea as somewhere to row
Over did then dead heroes
Make it easy and sunny and go
We hold the sea and know the unknown
Old Man Dan, 'cause some of them are low
Wondering 'bout where do we go
Until, then, we boat

[Chorus:]
Then it came to me in a flash of light
By the sycamore tree in the dead of night
The bottom bell and the longest day
The hardest wind and the fallen rain
Saw lightning, saw lightning, saw lightning
I held my head up
And it struck me down (Ooh!)
Down to the ground (Ooh!)
It struck me down, struck me down
Struck me down on the ground (Ooh!)

Hey, hey, hey, saw lightning
Ho-ho-ho, saw lightning
He-he-he, saw lightning
Ha-ha-ha, saw lightning
Saw lightning, saw lightning, saw lightning

Lord, won't you take me and lead me to the light? (Ooh!)
Lord, won't you take me and lead me to the light? (Ooh!)
The Lord's gonna take me and leave me in the light (Ooh!)
The Lord's gonna take me and leave me in the light (Ooh!)

[Chorus:]
Then it came to me in a flash of light (Ooh!)
By the sycamore tree in the dead of night (Ooh!)
The bottom bell and the longest day (Ooh!)
The hardest wind and the fallen rain (Ooh!)
I saw lightning, saw lightning, saw lightning (Ooh!) (Ooh!) (Ooh!)
I held my head up (Ooh!)
And it struck me down (Ooh!)
Down to the ground (Ooh!)
It struck me down, struck me down
Struck me down on the ground (Ooh!)

I saw lightning
I saw lightning
I saw lightning
I saw lightning