"Money Fame Thunder"

Music and Lyrics by Rachael Yamagata

From the album TIGHTROPE WALKER out 9/23

 

BABE I KNOW YOU’RE WEARY

RUNNING OUT OF TIME

WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE’RE MISSING

TIL IT’S ON THE HEADLINES

 

BABE I KNOW YOU’RE WORKING

TO FIGURE THIS ALL OUT

SOMETIMES YOU THINK YOU’RE GOING CRAZY

STARING AT MISSING PAGES

 

IT AIN’T THE MONEY OR THE FAME OR THE THUNDER

IT AIN’T THE MEMORY OF WHERE YOU THOUGHT YOU’D BE

IT’S JUST THAT YOU FEEL LIKE A TIGHTROPE WALKER

YOU’VE GONE TOO HIGH TO EVER LAND BACK ON YOUR FEET

 

BABE I KNOW YOU’RE WAITING

FOR SOMETHING BIG TO START

SEEMS LIKE ENDLESS COMPLICATIONS

WEIGHING DOWN YOUR HEART

 

IT AIN’T THE ROUTINES OR THE PHONE RINGS OR THE PLAYERS

YOU KEEP ON MOVING TOWARDS WHERE YOU NEED TO BE

IT’S JUST SOMETIMES THERE’S NO WORDS TO MAKE IT BETTER

AND YOU WANT SOMEONE ELSE TO FEEL WHAT YOU NEED

 

SOME PEOPLE WANT YOU TO FALL

YOU’RE GONNA HOLD YOURSELF STEADY

KEEP YOURSELF LOOSE AND IN BALANCE

THOUGH YOU DON’T THINK YOU ARE READY

IT’S JUST ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER NOW

 

IT AIN’T THE MONEY OR THE FAME OR THE THUNDER

IT AIN’T THE MEMORY OF WHERE YOU THOUGHT YOU’D BE

IF YOU’RE GONNA FEEL LIKE A TIGHTROPE WALKER

START LOOKING UP AND DON’T YOU LOOK DOWN AT YOUR FEET

START LOOKING UP AND DON’T YOU LOOK DOWN AT YOUR FEET

START LOOKING UP AND DON’T YOU LOOK DOWN AT YOUR FEET