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Lightnin' Rod

from Fugitives

When it's in mint condition
Love comes and goes for free
But you like to buy your trouble
You get electrified
By the sad and lonely side
When it comes down through the wire
If it makes it to your ears
One day it sounds like
Love everlasting
Next day it's like the
Last thing that you needed
Was a

Hundred watts of heartache
Mainline to your soul
Lost your insulation
Right down to the core
You always run from trouble
But it always tracks you down
Hits you quick and hard
You're a lightnin' rod

Too bad about your attraction
To everything gone wrong
Religion won't save you
You've been gone too long
And you're too old
For your mother's alien arms
Friends with good intentions
Try to shield you from the shock
They think they're nice
With their raggedy-assed advice
Too late now
You're gonna pay the price
It's a

Hundred watts of heartache
Mainline to your soul
Lost your insulation
Right down to the core
You always run from trouble
But it always tracks you down
Hits you quick and hard
You're a lightnin' rod

Like a lightnin' rod
You shimmer, glow and shine
`Til the voltage drops
Then you make your disconnection
No one will know inside
You've been turned off
There's no more time
And they'll be no more risking
Your affection
Here's a tip you can take with you
A little shelter from yourself
If you can't be strong be graceful
If you can't be cool be kind
To someone else
But don't let anybody tell you
When you can and cannot cry
Your feet are wet - the line is hot
You hold on tight when it's all you got

Hundred watts of heartache
Mainline to your soul
Lost your insulation
Right down to the core
You always run from trouble
But it always tracks you down
Hits you quick and hard
You're a lightnin' rod