"TIGHTROPE WALKER"

Music and Lyrics by Rachael Yamagata

From the album TIGHTROPE WALKER out 9/23

 

FOLLOW THE TIGHTROPE WALKER

HE NEVER LOOKS TO THE GROUND

WE DON’T KNOW WHAT HE’S THINKING

HE’S GONNA GO DOWN SWINGING IF HE CAN’T FIGURE THIS OUT

 

HE’S GONNA HOLD HIMSELF STEADY

TIL HE GETS TO THE OTHER SIDE

YOU’RE GONNA HOLD YOUR BREATH

HOPING HE DOES ALRIGHT

 

HE DON’T MOVE CUZ SOMEBODY TELLS HIM TO

AND WE DON’T SEE WHAT HE SEES 

HE DON’T MIND LAYING EVERYTHING ON THE LINE

AND HE DON’T DO IT FOR THE MONEY

AND HE DON’T DO IT FOR THE FAME

AND AS SOON AS HE REACHES SAFETY

HE’S GONNA DO IT AGAIN DO IT AGAIN

 

DO IT AND A DO IT AND A DO IT AGAIN

DO IT AND A DO IT AND A DO IT AGAIN

DO IT AGAIN

 

SOME PEOPLE THINK HE’S CRAZY

SOME PEOPLE WANT HIM TO FALL

HE WON’T SHOW NO REACTION TO ANY DISTRACTION AT ALL

THERE’S ONLY MOVE NEEDED

IT’S NEVER BEEN SO CLEAR

IT’S JUST ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER NOW WITH NO FEAR

 

HE DON’T MOVE CUZ SOMEBODY TELLS HIM TOO

AND WE DON’T SEE WHAT HE SEES

HE DON’T MIND LAYING EVERYTHING ON THE LINE

AND HE DON’T DO IT FOR THE MONEY

AND HE DON’T DO IT FOR THE FAME

AND AS SOON AS HE REACHES SAFETY

HE’S GONNA DO IT AGAIN DO IT AGAIN

DO IT AGAIN AND DO IT AGAIN

 

DO IT AND A DO IT AND A DO IT AGAIN

DO IT AND A DO IT AND A DO IT AGAIN

OH DO IT AGAIN … DO IT AGAIN

DO IT AND A DO IT AND A DO IT AGAIN

DO IT AND A DO IT AND A DO IT AGAIN

OH DO IT AGAIN … DO IT AGAIN…YEAH

 

FOLLOW THE TIGHTROPE WALKER

LET THE NOISE FADE AWAY

BEND WITH THE BREEZE AND REACH FOR THE SKY EACH DAY

FOCUS ON WHERE YOU’RE GOING

NO MATTER WHERE YOU’VE BEEN 

KEEP YOURSELF LOOSE AND IN BALANCE

JUST LIKE HIM

 

AND DO IT AND A DO IT AND A DO IT AGAIN 

OH DO IT AND A DO IT AND A DO IT AGAIN

OH DO IT AGAIN… DO IT AGAIN

DO IT AND A DO IT AND A DO IT AGAIN 

OH DO IT AND A DO IT AND A DO IT AGAIN

DO IT AGAIN… DO IT AGAIN

DO IT AND A DO IT AND A DO IT AGAIN 

OH DO IT AND A DO IT AND A DO IT AGAIN

OH DO IT AGAIN… DO IT AGAIN

DO IT AND A DO IT AND A DO IT AGAIN 

OH DO IT AND A DO IT AND A DO IT AGAIN

DO IT AGAIN…DO IT AGAIN