The Poetry in the Music: If dreams were thunder and lightning was desire

If dreams were thunder
Lightning was desire
This old house it would’ve burned down a long time ago

Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
To believe in this livin’
Is just a hard way to go

Bonnie Raitt
Excerpts from lyrics “Angel From Montgomery” (Song written by John Prine)

Some of the poetry that has moved me the most in my life has been in song lyrics. When the way it’s sung and the turn of phrase hits you just right, right in the center of your chest, you feel that connection. We are not alone. Our emotions of joy, heartache, aspiration, hope, and hopelessness are part of our birthright.
 
Click here or on the link above to read the full lyrics and then listen to the song with the player button provided at the top of the lyrics page.
 
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One Response to The Poetry in the Music: If dreams were thunder and lightning was desire

  1. Lindsey says:

    I adore this song, and agree entirely with you about lyrics as poetry. xox

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