This song was written by my father when I was about eight years old. He used to sing us his songs at bedtime. It is some of my best childhood memories and I wish I could sing this song to all of you. I would butcher it though! It is my favourite, enjoy.

She was sitting alone by the fire at night,
Lonely and feeling so blue.
She dreamed of her prince in a far away land,
She was hoping her dreams would come true.
The full moon hung low and all was so still
An eerie silence enveloped her heart
She was empty inside and not knowing why,
But the feeling just tore her apart.

Thunder and lightning out in the night-time,
the two never seem far apart.
Lightning they say is the magic of love.
Thunder’s the beat of two hearts.

She’d been hurt before by the men in her life,
Yet she still had the strength to go on.
Was she a fool to cling to the hopes
of what would be brought by the dawn?
She gazed at the stars through her window pane,
As slowly the tears filled her eyes.
Placed a log on the fire she curled up to sleep,
Awaiting a cold sun to rise.

Thunder and lightning out in the night-time,
the two never seem far apart.
Lightning they say is the magic of love.
Thunder’s the beat of two hearts.

The firelight dimmed and slowly went out,
A thunder was all to be heard.
Was this her prince on his mighty stead?
She wondered without speaking a word.
The thunder drew near as she rose from her bed
Was she dreaming or was this all so
Were they hooves on the ground or just in her mind
Was her white shining knight going to show

Thunder and lightning out in the night-time,
the two never seem far apart.
Lightning they say is the magic of love.
Thunder’s the beat of two hearts.

Out by her door in the mist of the night
she saw by the moons’ silhouette,
The man of her dreams beckoning her
Come ride where the sun never sets.
She opened the door, he reached out his hand,
To his mount she was raised to his side,
They smiled and kissed and she seemed to know,
That together forever they’d ride.

Thunder and lightning out in the night-time,
the two never seem far apart.
Lightning they say is the magic of love.
Thunder’s the beat of two hearts.

With a crack of his whip the horse bolted forth
And rose to the clouds up above
Thunder and lightning out in the night-time
The two stay together in love.
Now lightning they say is them as they kiss
and at night as you look to the sky
The mist is the mane of the mighty stead
So listen

….as they thunder on by….

-Kevin Middleton

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