"Tightrope" as written by Doyle Bramhally and Stevie Ray Vaughan....
Runnin' through this business of life
Raisin' sand if I'm needed to.
Ain't so funny when things ain't feelin' right.
Then daddy's hand helps to see me through.
Sweet as sugar, love won't wash away.
Rain or shine, it's always here to stay.
All these years you and I've spent together.
All this, we just couldn't stand the weather.

Like a train that stops at every station,
We all deal with trials and tribulations.
Fear hangs the fellow that ties up his years.
Entangled in yellow and cries all his tears.
Changes come before we can grow.
Learn to see them before we're too old.
Don't just take me for tryin' to be heavy.
Understand, it's time to get ready for the storm.

Lyrics submitted by asutbone

"Tightrope" as written by Stevie Ray Vaughan Doyle Bramhall

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    General CommentThis song seems to be about SRV's struggle with himself in his fight against his drug habit. The first half up to the first chorus is really his struggle and the problems he was facing, the second half represents how he came to terms with himself. The album was called "In Step," in reference to the 12 Step programs he used to help himself move on.
    asutboneon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentExactly! No mystery in this song. Starts out referencing the paranioa and fear surrounding addiction. Then last verse arrives at the solution directly referencing Step 8 in AA about making amends. GREAT SONG!!
    MrNaturalon February 25, 2008   Link

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