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First played by Bob Weir with Kingfish but then played regularly with the Grateful Dead between 1976 and 1984. Always followed by Supplication.

Lyrics By
John Barlow
Music By
Bob Weir
Lyrics

Lazy lightning
That sleepy fire in your eyes
Is that desire in disguise
I keep on trying but I
I can't get through

Lazy lightning
I'd like to find the proper potion
To try to capture your emotion
[Alternative: To kind of capture your emotion]
You're right beside me but I
I can't get through

You're a loop of lazy lightning
Just a loop of lazy lighting
Must admit you're kind of frightening
But you really get me high

So exciting
When I hear your velvet thunder
You seem so near I start to wonder
Would you come closer if I
If I asked you to

So exciting
[Alternative: So inviting]
The way you're messing with my reason
It's an obsession but it's pleasing
Tell me a lie and I will swear
I will swear it's true

You're a loop of lazy lightning
Liquid loop of lazy lightning
Must admit you're kind of frightening
You're a loop of lazy lightning

Rope of fire round my heart (lightning)
Rope of fire ever tightening
Rope of fire round my heart (tightening)
[Alternative: It's either lunacy or lightning]
Come on come on lazy lightning

You're a loop of lazy lightning

Lazy lightning
You say you never start the same place
I want a double dose in any case
I'd fly a kite if I thought
Thought that would do

Here's to lightning
Well you always electrify me
Someday I know you'll satisfy me
And all that lightning will be
My lightning too

Loop of lazy lightning
(My lightning too)
[etc]

  • Lazy Lightning
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    Lazy lightning
    That sleepy fire in your eyes
    Is that desire in disguise
    I keep on trying but I
    I can't get through

    Lazy lightning
    I'd like to find the proper potion
    To try to capture your emotion
    [Alternative: To kind of capture your emotion]
    You're right beside me but I
    I can't get through

    You're a loop of lazy lightning
    Just a loop of lazy lighting
    Must admit you're kind of frightening
    But you really get me high

    So exciting
    When I hear your velvet thunder
    You seem so near I start to wonder
    Would you come closer if I
    If I asked you to

    So exciting
    [Alternative: So inviting]
    The way you're messing with my reason
    It's an obsession but it's pleasing
    Tell me a lie and I will swear
    I will swear it's true

    You're a loop of lazy lightning
    Liquid loop of lazy lightning
    Must admit you're kind of frightening
    You're a loop of lazy lightning

    Rope of fire round my heart (lightning)
    Rope of fire ever tightening
    Rope of fire round my heart (tightening)
    [Alternative: It's either lunacy or lightning]
    Come on come on lazy lightning

    You're a loop of lazy lightning

    Lazy lightning
    You say you never start the same place
    I want a double dose in any case
    I'd fly a kite if I thought
    Thought that would do

    Here's to lightning
    Well you always electrify me
    Someday I know you'll satisfy me
    And all that lightning will be
    My lightning too

    Loop of lazy lightning
    (My lightning too)
    [etc]

    First played by Bob Weir with Kingfish but then played regularly with the Grateful Dead between 1976 and 1984. Always followed by Supplication.