The Aurian Haller Band

Lightening Bug

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The Aurian Haller Band
Aurian Haller

Story

There were a few songs that came out of those years in Georgia.  As much as I was struck by the warmth of the Southerners, the general climate of fear after the twin towers collapsed coloured my experience of living in the US.  Things have changed, but it's no conspiracy theory that people are still benefitting from our worry.

 

Lyrics

Lightning Bug                                     

 

 

there’s nothing up but birds in the air

but you’re still uneasy in your easy chair

nothing new has suddenly gone down

the dirt is chemical blue and the water’s still brown

 

it seems that every town is counting crows

become the capital of crime or of UFOs

they walk among us in everyday disguise

at the KFC when they serve you your fries

 

at night you burn the porch light

but it’s still not bright enough to see what’s coming

you take a holiday but never get away

what are you taking with you when you go

 

there’s a lightning bug inside of you

and it’s shocking what it puts you through

 

its easy to see where your faith has gone

out planting little flags all across the front lawn

and everything you dream shines a light

waiting for this waiting to end and go bump in the night

 

paranoia made a profit out of Davy Crocket

making sure the coast to coast was clear

when you fly they check your shoes for a hidden fuse

you never know where they might have been

 

chorus

 

bridge / chorus

 

there’s nothing up but birds in the air

but you’re still uneasy in your easy chair