Bachman Turner Overdrive

A. Vine avine at ENG.SUN.COM
Fri Apr 28 17:42:50 UTC 2000

Frank Abate wrote:
> Don't overlook mentioning the lyric in the Steppenwolf song of about 1970(?),
> "Born to be Wild", which goes something like:
>     I like drinking lightning
>     Heavy metal thunder . . .

Maybe it's a mondegreen, but I hear:

    I like smoke and lightnin'

or possibly:

    I like smokin' lightnin'


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