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Song Released: 2017

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    Jun 19th, 08:46 report

    It's a very good song....sometimes I hearing this song I can realife and feel relax... Really I love this song It's my interpretation... Thank you


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    Jun 11th, 6:00am report

    A shot at the Mormon cult. Obviously "who do you think you are, dreaming about being a big star" is a reference to not going on a mission for "the church" the demons in the video in a slightly modified salt lake city Utah are obvious..... how can no one else see this.... they have thrown this out there in other songs already....


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    Jun 3rd, 6:08pm report

    I think this song is about not letting others get to you. The line:
    "Just a young gun, with a quick fuse, I was uptight, wanna let loose."
    Is about him/them as a child, not feeling able to let go, which eventually led them to become musicians.

    "I was dreaming, of bigger things and, wanna leave my old life behind."
    Is about how even when they were younger, they felt the need to become something bigger than themselves.

    "Not a yes sir, not a follower, fit the box, fit the mold, have a seat in the foyer, take a number."
    Is about how society has been molded by each other to act a certain way.

    "I was lightning, before the thunder."
    Lightning is a flash, but if you don't look, you can miss it. Thunder represents the crowd, and how with all the noise, they are hard to miss.

    "Kids were laughing in my classes, while I was scheming for the masses. "Who do you think you are, dreaming 'bout being a big star?" "
    Is how his peers reacted when he shared his plans for the future.

    "They say you're basic, they say you're easy, you're always riding, in the backseat."
    Is about how as a kid, he was never "special." He "rode in the backseat," meaning that he wasn't the center of attention, or really anything big.

    "Now I'm smiling, from the stage while, you were clapping, in the nosebleeds."
    Now look at him. Just look.

    The chorus, however, mentions "Thunder" a lot. This means that now, he comes with a bang. He no longer is only the "Lightning," which you must look closely to see. He is now the Thunder AND the Lightning. He is heard. He is seen. He exists.


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    Jun 2nd, 6:10am report

    I think its about believe in yourself. If you have a dream, go chase it. Do not listen to others opinion trying to drag you down. At the end you have to be nothing before turning to something. What I cant understand is the girl with snake tounge in the video clip. It is still a great song though.

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