(J.Lowe / Lowe Life Music)

I promised to show you Greek lightning,
Oh and your heart it was easily won,
Away from the drinking and fighting,
With nights in the tavern and days in the sun,
We could leave drunken Saturday nights,
And them cold damp Wednesday sign-ons,
To see new skies lit up with Greek lightning.

You promised to show me Greek lightning,
Oh and my heart it was easily won,
Your words had a way so exciting,
Just like they always do I should have known,
But time staggered on and I watched as you fell,
Into booze, bloody bad temper and hell,
But you always just managed to win me with talk of Greek lightning,

And dreams let you down, they just let you down,
But they never leave you
No they never leave you

At the wettest of Durham Big Meetings,
Oh how your heart it is easily won,
I shouted for tunes by the Beatles,
Not that fat man from Athens they kept putting on,
But the beer got me singing to his serenade,
And you laughed all embarrassed in your lemonade,
And I told you that one day I’d light up your sky with Greek lightning.

Chorus x2

Many big meetings and chances have happened,
Oh since my heart it was easily won,
My hopes have grown slim as you’ve fattened,
On six pints a night ’til your dole-money’s gone,
Then you weep drunkard’s tears all over my hand,
Sometimes call me a cow, then you think I’m your mam,
And I watch you look up for that flash in the pan for Greek lightning.

Chorus x2

So we always make do for a week and a day,
With the hot sands of Roker or Whitley Bay,
And look to that high Northern sky for a flash of Greek lightning.

Chorus x2
+ Oh they never leave you, and I’ll never leave you


Track on the albums:

Bede Weeps
Live at the Davy Lamp
Heads Up

Jez Lowe – Market Day
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Upcoming shows
  • Sep 6th 2019 Jez Lowe in County Durham at Sedgefield Folk Festival
  • Sep 7th 2019 - Sep 8th 2019 Jez Lowe in Westmoreland at Settle Folk Gathering
  • Sep 12th 2019 Jez Lowe in Davis, California at Bill’s Place