Saw Lightning
By: Beck Hansen, Pharrell Williams
Written by: Beck Hansen, Pharrell Williams

Version Of: Saw Lightning

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Lyrics:
There was a day... saw lightning
There was a day... saw lightning
I saw lightning
Hey hey hey saw lightning
Ho ho ho saw lightning
He he he saw lightning
Ha ha ha

Saw wind and rains
Saw mountains fall
Saw temples burn
And prison walls
Saw floods comin'
Saw children run
Got no more shelter
No more sun

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 winter and the falling rain
Saw lightning
Saw lightning
Saw lightning
Hold 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


When they're named, I wonder where it go
Hold the sea, where it's sunny, where I grow
One more day then daily I know
High, need trees when it's sunny and go
More than fee, by money, I know
Pull me in, gotta start down low
Don't gotta sing, with weather I go
Partner we go


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 winter and the falling rain
Saw lightning
Saw lightning
Saw lightning
Hold my head up
And it struck me down
Down to the ground
Struck me down
Struck me down
Struck me down to the ground

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 in the light?
Lord won't you take me and lead me to the light?
The Lord's gonna take me and leave me in the light
The Lord's gonna take me and meet me in the night

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 winter and the falling rain
Saw lightning
Saw lightning
Saw lightning
Hold my head up
And it struck me down
Down to the ground
Struck me down
Struck me down
Struck me down to the ground

Hey hey hey saw lightning
I saw lightning
I saw lightning
I saw lightning
 
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Played live 19 times:
Earliest known live version: July 11, 2019
Latest known live version: August 13, 2019