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A harsher alternative meaning for "go with the flow."

Going with the flow implies just going with whatever happens.

Since lightning is so fast, deadly, etc., "riding the lightning" denotes a "fuck it all" mentality in which the person is so fed up, that they ultimately concede and just adapt or let themselves go to arbitrary circumstance, no matter how austere or violent it may be.
"I can't take this shit no more..."
"Aww, fuck it all. Just go with flow, ride the lightning..."
by Drewbiez April 23, 2008
 
1.
Release in 1984 by Metallica, is the greatest album of all time.
Ride the Lightning is too good.
by Nu September 24, 2003
 
2.
To be executed by electrocution. Most commonly, the electric chair.
"Ole' boy's gonna ride the lighting for killing that man."

And you, Elaine. You'd die, too, and my curse is knowing I'll be there to see it. That's my punishment, you see? My punishment for letting John Coffey ride the lightning. For killing a miracle of God.
by DZ March 15, 2004
 
3.
Ride the Lightning is Metallica's second album. It was released in 1984 and its tracklist is as follows: Fight Fire With Fire, Ride the Lightning, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Fade to Black, Trapped Under Ice, Escape, Creeping Death, and The Call of Ktulu.
Ride the Lightning is one of Metallica's best albums in the opinions of both veteran fans and new fans alike.
by 62Orion86 September 14, 2005
 
4.
Awesome album by Metallica. Features great songs like Creeping Death, For Whom the Bell Tolls, the title track, and more. Awesome stuff from Metallica with more goodness to follow...also the name of some stupid indie rock's album that no one cares about that they used to get attention just because they're a bunch of thieving whores.
Ride the Lightning is a terrific album.
by Bashe December 31, 2005
 
5.
To face or have carried out against you capital punishment by electricution.
Ride The Lightning for that deed for shizzle.
by ben newton December 19, 2006
 
6.
1. American thrash metal band Metallica's second album, released on July 30, 1984
2. Execution method by electric chair.
3. Using a electric guitar, or any other instrument which has it's sound amplified by electric methods.
1. ride the lightning is the best album, evah!

2. Scott is on death row, he'll be riding the lightning tomorrow.

3. What's with that pussy unplugged crap. How about you plug into a AMP and ride the fucking lightning!
by LucaRochben October 08, 2007