The Dolphin’s Cry ~ Live

Live is an American alternative rock band from York, Pennsylvania, comprised of Ed Kowalczyk (lead vocals and guitar), Chad Taylor (lead guitar), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass guitar) and Chad Gracey (drums and percussion). Since approximately 1999, Live has toured with Ed’s younger brother Adam Kowalczyk as a rhythm guitarist. They have also previously toured with British keyboardist Michael “Railo” Railton and Christopher Thorn (from Blind Melon).

The song, Lightning Crashes was never released as a single in the United States, and therefore made it ineligible for the Billboard Hot 100 hits, yet it received enough radio airplay to peak at the #12 position on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart for 1994. It is considered to be the biggest hit of Live’s career to date.

The band dedicated the song to Barbara Lewis, a friend of the band who had been killed by a drunk driver who was fleeing from the police after a robbery. Barbara had many of her organs donated, and the song lyrics reflect how her death enabled others to continue living. After the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, Ed Kowalczyk would frequently dedicate the song to the victims at live shows.

Soon after the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 1995, a local radio station mixed in news clippings, audio clips of U.S. President Bill Clinton and Governor of Oklahoma Frank Keating responding to the attack, along with other sounds (such as ambulance and fire engine sirens) of that day.

The Dolphin’s Cry

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The way you’re bathed in light
Reminds me of that night
God layed me down into your rose
Garden of trust
And I was swept away
With nothing left to say
Some helpless fool yet I was lost
In a swoon of peace
You’re all I need to find.
So when the time is right.
Come to me sweetly, come to me.
Come to me.

Love will lead us, alright
Love will lead us, she will lead us
Can you hear the dolphin’s cry?
See the road rise up to meet us
It’s in the air we breathe tonight
Love will lead us, she will lead us

Oh yeah we’ll meet again,
It’s like we never left
Time in between was just a dream
Did we leave this place?
This crazy fog surrounds me
You wrap your legs around me
All i can do to try and breathe
Let me breath

Love will lead us, alright
Love will lead us, she will lead us
Can you hear the dolphin’s cry?
See the road rise up to meet us
It’s in the air we breathe tonight
Love will lead us, she will lead us
So that I
So we can go together
Love will lead us, alright
Love will lead us, she will lead us
Can you hear the dolphin’s cry?
See the road rise up to meet us
It’s in the air we breathe tonight
Love will lead us, she will lead us

Life is like a shooting star
It don’t matter who you are
If you only run for cover, it’s just a waste of time
We are lost ’till we are found
This phoenix rises up from the ground
And all these wars are over

Love will lead us, alright
Love will lead us, she will lead us
Can you hear the dolphin’s cry?
See the road rise up to meet us
In the air we breathe tonight
Love will lead us, she will lead us

Life is like a shooting star
It don’t matter who you are
If you only run for cover, it’s just a waste of time
We are lost ’till we are found
This phoenix rises up from the ground
And all these wars are over, over, over, over

Love will lead us, alright
Love will lead us, she will lead us
Can you hear the dolphin’s cry?
See the road rise up to meet us
It’s in the air we breathe tonight
Love will lead us, she will lead us

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About DJ Allyn

DJ Allyn is a burned out radio guy who went on to become a burned out sound engineer for a few Seattle area grunge bands in the 1980s and 1990s. Left the madness of worldwide tours with bands, cleaned up my act and went into the relative sanity of sound engineering for television series. Currently working as the Director of Sound for a television series being filmed in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I am always on the lookout for interesting videos, old music, and fun.

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