The song “Lightning Crashes” was originally written about the circle of life. Verses one, two, and three all describe three unrelated experiences of life and death. The sequence is life-death-life… The death in verse two appears to take place in the same hospital “down the hall” from the baby born in verse one.
What the lyrics mean from the writer of the song: The Meaning of the song
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