The Archives – The Lyric Book “Eye of the Storm” (The Sound of Thunder)

This song was inspired when I was working in a shipyard called “Boatel California” one searing hot summer in Southern Maryland and during lunch breaks reading Isaac Asimov’s “Sound of Thunder” and other  short stories (which inspired the name).  I could see storms rolling in from the water and I wanted to write a song that felt like a storm coming in.  The literal storm in the song also parallels a metaphorical storm and lets us know that even when we are standing in front of a destructive force, we’re almost always fine afterwards.  I may revisit this idea again later in another song….keep an eye…er….uh…an ear out.

Sometimes the only
time in your life
you actually live are
what you think are
the worst times

Sound of Thunder – Final Version

Down inside a town
the folks were up about and all around
safe and sound
up into the sky
there layed a stratus fratus lullabye
The sea grew quiet
twenty miles out
A charcoal storm began to spin about
and speak aloud
A boy out on the shore
He’d felt a wind hed never felt before
Like ancient lore

Everyone knows the sound of thunder
Hold on tight or youll be pulled under now

A day here i one lifetime long
So look up and know nothings wrong
Inside the eye of the storm

The heavens opened wide
And poured forth everything they had inside
And as they tried
To run and save their lives
The heavens seemed to hear the peoples cries
They knew they’d be just fine

Everyone knows the sound of thunder
Hold on tight or youll be pulled under now

A day here i one lifetime long
So look up and know nothings wrong
Inside the eye of the storm