Beautiful and terrible, refreshing and destructive and crawling toward us so deliberately — nothing matches a Kansas thunderstorm for fertile metaphor.
When we recorded this for Thundar the Boy Giant, we used a huge choir of stringed instruments – acoustic and electric guitars, acoustic and electric mandolins, acoustic and electric basses. We counted: 100 strings. Ever try to keep 100 strings in tune?
Bonus audio, because you deserve the truth: This song first appeared on Stick Men.
Thunderhead, by Stick Men
© 1992 Bryan Masters capo 3 F#m A B E E A B Thunderhead flashing wild blue and angry eyes F#m C#m A E And cries above the distant plain A Tears are falling harder B E all the time F#m C#m This thunderstorm A E it bears your name F#m C#m And it wears your clothes A E and acts the same as F#m A B E You and your blue and angry eyes Thunder mumbling curses under its breath And the lightning flashes and looks away A patch of blue sky lingers in the west I pray this storm will pass today Rage just enough and then go away from You and your blue and angry eyes A Be still you can hear the E thunderhead sing A B No no never know what the night wind's gonna bring I feel a hurricane blowing up from under your skirt And the roar relaxes to a sigh Put the windows open and pray you don't get hurt And turn your face up to the sky And dare this storm to pass on by, pass by You and your blue and angry eyes Bryan Masters Music/ASCAP