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The Pretenders — Lightning Man
Album: Hate For Sale
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 438









Released: 2020
Length: 2:50
Plays (last 30 days): 9
The demons got the better of you
That's what demons do
The demons can't destroy, nothing can
Destroy the soul or rise above the lightning of a music man

We had a rich and wild adventure
Life in love and melody
Battle and we ruled it
Recorded every felony
Think that they can have you
They're deluded and confused

The demons got the better of you (better of you, better of you)
Well, that's what demons do (demons do, demons do)
The demons can't destroy, nothing can
Destroy the soul or rise above the lightning of a music man

Oh, and the soul of a man wrestles with the pack
Seems like an advantage when they're going to attack
And nothing can can reign, above the music in the heart

It was always on the cards, no use denying it
Devil offered something, you were up for trying it
Stashed it in the grooves, now we're dancing to the beat

The demons got the better of you (better of you, better of you)
Well, that's what demons do
(Better of you)
(Better of you)
(Demons do)
But demons can't destroy you, can't destroy you, nothing can

The justice swift
In name and soul and spirit
The justice swift
And we're standing by, we're standing by

The demons got the better of you (better of you, better of you)
Well, that's what demons do (demons do, demons do)
The demons can't destroy, nothing can
Destroy the soul or rise above the lightning of a music man
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 Ok_Sobriquet wrote:

Dang man! She gets my vote for the best rockin' female of all time.

Who's better? No one, that's who...

I dunno, it'd be close race between Chrissie Hynde and Joan Jett.
Damn that groove! Chrissy still rocks!
 TimeWaster wrote:
Not a Pretenders fan, but props to Chrissie for keeping on doing what she's great at.

Rock on, Ms. Hynde.
 
Dang man! She gets my vote for the best rockin' female of all time.

Who's better? No one, that's who...
Ghost Town vibe
Pretenders sandwiched between Neil Young and Pink Floyd. Only on RP!
Not a Pretenders fan, but props to Chrissie for keeping on doing what she's great at.

Rock on, Ms. Hynde.
I really like this one!
Biggest disappointment of the past concert season (not) was not seeing them in TO due to Covid. Sounds like they've nary skipped a beat.
Finally placed the guitar riff. It's from the Get Smart theme!

Get Smart theme song


They certainly nailed the album title for 2020!
Holy....sh...I mean Moly....you are hitting all the right notes on this Friday evening. while I be trapped in my little home (Covid-19) with only me and my 2 sweet kitties.  Thank you for another life saving day!! !!
 Eric_Denison wrote:
New Pretenders with a reggae beat!  Makes me very happy!
 
more like dub
New Pretenders with a reggae beat!  Makes me very happy!
 ShockwaveRider wrote:
New Pretenders!
 Yay! And, so far, (1st listen)   Chrissie still seems to "have it" but,, if course, haven't heard whole album, band seems mellower than prev. Pretenders.

nice reggae back beat!
Almost sounds like Pretenders circa 1980 and that's a good thing.
 ShockwaveRider wrote:
New Pretenders!
 
surprised me to.  pretty decent on first hearing
Nice to see Martin Chambers still rockin with Chrissie.
Hey, I've heard the first four bars, and, hey, it's the Pretenders, so I automatically give it at least a 7... might go up...
New Pretenders!