You told me once a second chance was not worth waiting for
A million chances later, you don't know how right you were
Don't mean you don't dream cause the beating on the door
The russian high who needs to die begins to realise
That all those days in mischief have your soul in paradise
I don't know that those times that you were foolish and unwise
And I've seen all reason hit the floor.

I don't need no reservations
But I can do things that I've never done before
Playing with a fire ball you can't touch
But you can soar with seven and the ragged tiger.

Seven and the ragged tiger (repeat)

Like the morning wild warning
Fires are alive, grown out of toys
The danger boys are hoping for a fight
it seems
I can't bleed I don't dance anymore
All armed with superstition 'til the birds have flocked our way
Somebody ought to tell them we don't care what people say
Not afraid don't believe in those stories anymore
They just hang their victims to the wall

At least tell me something
It seems that their vision
Has something within their law
Brother can you feel the high winds rise
You're running for your life
You're running seven and the ragged tiger

Seven and the ragged tiger (repeat)

All happy like a renegade is everything to gain
Just the smell of independence he defends his life again
Don't mean I don't dream in no music anymore
Cause I've heard soul breeze outside the door
Oh please tell me something
It seems their vision has something within their law
Brother can you feel the high winds rise
You're running for your life
You're running seven and the ragged tiger

Seven and the ragged tiger (repeat to end).

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Seven and the Ragged Tiger song meanings
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    General CommentI've never heard this song. But I like the lyrics. I think I've heard that these lyrics morphed into The Seventh Stranger but that's strange.
    Canadaon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI actually have heard this song now and it sounds very much like The Seventh Stranger's tune in parts so that would explain my above comment. I heard very poor quality so it sounded more like Michael Jackson singing than Simon but oh well. You know I think when I first heard about this song and heard that it sounded similar to The 7th Stranger I actually imagined the correct tune for the chorus in my head. That's funny.
    Canadaon April 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's too bad there aren't any better recordings of this song, it's actually pretty good. I think it's interesting how it eventually was reworked and rewritten so many times that it became a totally different song, but in the chorus of The Seventh Stranger you can still kind of hear the resemblance to the chorus of the original
    bubbleteaon September 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just edited the lyrics, but I'm still not sure how accurate these lyrics are. I've read them elsewhere, and I've even seen some scribbled lyrics that were supposedly from Simon himself, but it was hard to read his writing, if, indeed, it was his writing.
    Canadaon February 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCould you post a link to where you heard it?
    vlcupperon March 10, 2009   Link

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