This track was recorded live in studio just prior to the release of the album “Brighter Side” in early 2008. A handful of fans were invited to come in and watch the performance as it was being filmed for television. I’ve always tried my best to offer unique experiences like that to the fans of Five Times August. I like keeping a good rapport with my audience, I think every entertainer should. I get frustrated when I see the media spotlight shine attention on those not setting a good example, being a jerk for no reason, only doing good deeds to take the focus off their own messed up life. “The Lighting” was a song I wrote directed towards the celebrities that have screwed up so many times, but are somehow welcomed back into society with open arms time and times again.