Chain Lightning
by Rush

  • Energy is contagious
    Enthusiasm spreads
    Tides respond to lunar gravitation
    Everything turns in synchronous relation

    Laughter is infectious
    Excitement goes to my head
    Winds are stirred by planets in rotation
    Sparks ignite and spread new information

    Respond, vibrate, feed back, resonate

    Sun dogs fire on the horizon
    Meteor rain stars across the night
    This moment may be brief
    But it can be so bright

    Hope is epidemic
    Optimism spreads
    Bitterness breeds irritation
    Ignorance breeds imitation

    Sun dogs fire on the horizon
    Meteor rain stars across the night
    This moment may be brief
    But it can be so bright

    Reflected in another source of light
    When the moment dies
    The spark still flies
    Reflected in another pair of eyes

    Dreams are sometimes catching
    Desire goes to my head
    Love responds to your invitation
    Love responds to imagination

    Respond, vibrate, feed back, resonateWriter/s: NEIL ELWOOD PEART, GARY LEE WEINRIB, ALEX ZIVOJINOVICH
    Publisher: OLE MM, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, Peermusic Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Patrick from Bedford, TxThis band could have been great if they had a better lyricist.
  • Rufus from Wheeling, WvI like this album, overall, and my favorite off of it is Presto; I love the acoustic guitar on it.
  • Gabriel from Minneapolis, MnThis was was the song that made me fall in love with Rush. What a beautiful deed it is to share a passion with someone you love. It's like chain lightning, indeed.

    Presto was my first Rush tape. It's got a very special place in my heart.
  • Bret from Coos Bay, OrI think that this is my least favorite Rush song. Whenever someone asks me to play a Rush song I don't like, I always play this one.
  • John from Asheville, NcBit of an underlooked song on the album...but I guess that's not much different from most of the songs on Presto. :)
  • Peter from Newark, NyI am pretty sure that this is the only song title that two of my favorite bands Rush, and Steely Dan have in common.
  • Jason from Old Bridge, NjThe song is called Chain Lightning
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