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.
2. Execution method by electric chair.
3. Using a electric guitar, or any other instrument which has it's sound amplified by electric methods.
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!
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.
"Aww, fuck it all. Just go with flow, ride the lightning..."