Thunder strikes before the lighting:
Boom! The strum breaks silence, frightening!
Arrows striking straight at me:
Blues in tune with destiny!
Joining rockstars with the crowd
Notes and voices free, out loud
No one ever so surprised!
Electric sounds so synthesised!
Then the drum beat, double base:
Expressions in Todd Sharpville’s face
All a jumble, clashed in time
Beating out their brand new rhyme!
Explosions as the lyrics strike!
Noone here has seen the like!
Up and down, and over cliffs
Pulsing earthwards, startling riffs!
Stirred, enthused and have to clap!
Footsteps charmed to rocking tap!
Now one knows how this began;
Eric Clapton is a fan!
He can play: BOY he can PLAY!
Sing, compose the night away!
Happy, sad, uplifting – blues
Every different mood you choose!
Music for all kinds of weather!
Tough lives fighting on together!
Banding, bonding, drinking fun;
Music stirring everyone!
Breaking out from locked-down fear
Even with a shredded tear,
Music flows from every sinew
Music you all share within you!