I want to ride the tiger
I want to ride the tiger
It will be black and white in the dead of night
Eyes flashing in the clear moonlight
I want to ride the tiger.

It's like a tear in the hands of a western man
Tell you about salt, carbon and water
But a tear to a chinese man
He'll tell you about sadness and sorrow or the love of a man and
a woman.

I want to ride the tiger
I want to sail through the risin' sun for you and you
We got something to learn from the other side
Something to give, we got nothing to hide
I want to ride the tiger.

Black wants out of the streets
Yellow wants the country
Red wants the country back
And white wants out of this world
Sing - sing to the sky
I want to ride the tiger
I want to ride the tiger.

Look to the summer of seventy-five
All the world is gonna come alive
Do you want to ride the tiger?

It's like a tear in the hands of a western man
Tell you about salt, carbon and water
But a tear to an oriental man
He'll tell you about sadness and sorrow or the love of a man and
a woman.



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    General CommentTo ride energy, the natural forces, being human as in culture or in nature itself. To ride them into our next evolutionary stage. Don't try to analyze it, as the West will do, but intuitively understand it as a natural occurrence of life, a natural force to ride.
    brumuson November 29, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about shooting heroin, in the dead of night, looking wild eyed and expectantly for the high that is to come. The tears refer to crocodile tears, a cheap artificial type of the drug. 'Krocodile tears,' is a homemade version of heroin made of gasoline and codeine, ' salt, carbon and water .' In the east the pure heroin in use is euphoric, a high of highs, loving or about sharing the love. The tiger is the syringe with it's black stripes. Sing to the sky.

    The double meaning is making love to a person of Asian decent, preferably high, to ride the tiger and sing to the sky.

    Had to comment, been there done that...
    robert1020on July 31, 2015   Link

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