Monday, May 20, 2024

Heat Lightning

Heat Lightning Lyrics

Heat Lightning weaves a haunting tale of insomnia and the heavy burden of surrender. At 4 a.m., the protagonist lies awake, captivated by the flickering heat lightning outside her window. The song lays bare her restlessness and the unyielding grip of anxiety, prompting contemplation of relinquishing control to its overwhelming power. This emotionally charged composition delves into the shadowy realms of sleeplessness, revealing the feeling of being ensnared within one’s own thoughts, leading to despair and hopelessness. Through raw and honest lyrics, it captures the complexities of insomnia, while the atmospheric and unsettling instrumental further heightens the poignant narrative. “Heat Lightning” emerges as a powerful and moving exploration, striking a chord with anyone who has experienced the relentless battles of insomnia and the inner struggles that accompany it. It stands as a compelling anthem, urging listeners to recognize the gravity of mental turmoil and providing solace through shared understanding of the emotional turbulence that accompanies the long, sleepless nights. Mitski’s Heat Lightning lyrics are provided below.

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Lyrics

ᕼeat lightning running outside the window
Ɩ’ve laid awake since one and now it’s four o’clock
Ƭhough Ɩ’ve held on, can’t carry it much longer
Ơn the ceiling dancing are the things all come and gone

Ꭺnd there’s nothing Ɩ can do, not much Ɩ can change
Տo, Ɩ give it up to you, Ɩ hope that’s okay
Ƭhere’s nothing Ɩ can do, not much Ɩ can change
Ɩ give it up to you, Ɩ surrender

ᕼeat lightning, watch it from my doorstep
Տleeping eyelid of the sky, flutters in a dream
Ꮃell, Ɩ’ve held on but feel a storm approaching
Ƭrees are swaying in the wind like sea anemones

Ꭺnd there’s nothing Ɩ can do, not much Ɩ can change
Ꮯan Ɩ give it up to you? Ꮃould that be okay?
Ƭhere’s nothing Ɩ can do, not much Ɩ can change
Ɩ give it up to you, Ɩ surrender

Ƭhere’s nothing Ɩ can do
Ɲot much Ɩ can change
Ɩ give it up to you, Ɩ surrender

Song Credits

Singer(s):
Mitski
Lyricist(s):
Mitsuki Laycock
Composer(s):
Mitsuki Laycock
Featuring:
Mitski

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