"Tightrope" as written by and Christopher E Keating....
So you're wishing that you never did
All the embarrassing things you've done
And you're wishing you could set it right
And you're wishing you could stay the night
But then I go again, wishing never solved a problem
If you wanna get it big time, go ahead and get it get it big time

So I think I can solve all my problems by myself
Nevermind, nevermind, nevermind, nevermind
And you think you can solve all your problems by yourself
Nevermind, nevermind, nevermind, nevermind

Oh, give it, give it, give it, give it, give it
Until you just can't give no more
Oh, give it, give it, give it, give it, give it
Until you just can't give no more

Oh, give it, give it, give it, give it, give it
Until you just can't give no more
Oh, give it, give it, give it, give it, give it
Until you just can't give no more


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  • +8
    General Commentprobably the most beautiful song on Dark Was The Night
    organic joeson March 05, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General Commenti can easily say that i experienced an eternal moment when i heard them play this live
    slinkstersarson July 28, 2008   Link
  • +5
    General CommentThis one always makes a mass of nerve endings in the upper back of my head tingle. Feels kind of like my brain is attempting to burst from my skull and start dancing.
    kidmehon January 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a great song!

    Recently heard this one from a radio session, and these should be the proper lyrics. See/listen for yourself here: youtube.com/…


    So you're wishing that you never did
    All the embarrasing things you've done

    And you're wishing you could set it right
    And you're wishing you could stay tonight

    But then I go again, wishing never solved the problem
    If you wanna get it big time, go ahead and get it get it big time

    Ah,ah..
    Ah,ah..

    So you think you can solve all your problems by yourself
    Nevermind nevermind nevermind nevermiiind

    And I think I can solve all my problems by myself
    Nevermind, nevermind, nevermind, nevermind

    Ah,ah..
    Ah,ah..

    Oh, give it, give it, give it, give it, give it
    Until you just can't give no more

    Oh, give it, give it, give it, give it, give it
    Until you just can't give no more

    Oh, oh..
    Oh, oh..

    Oh, give it, give it, give it, give it, give it
    Until you just can't give no more

    Oh, give it, give it, give it, give it, give it
    Until you just can't give no more

    Oh, oh..
    Oh, oh..
    Hennebyon December 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely my favourite on dark was the night! What a great record all hour cymbals was too.
    SpearmintSallyon May 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a wonderful song among many others found on the "Dark Was the Night" compilation. the above transcript is descent enough, even though is missing a few lines. the corrections by Henneby however are good and a closer match, even though some lines are not in the right order. anyway, the last lines have a mistake in them too. I believe he sings "I'm gonna give it, give it, give it , give it until you just can't get no more."
    arnfdenoon May 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentern... sorry I also forgot to add to the latter that he then switches the actions around to "I'm gonna get it, get it, get it get it until you just can't give no more." also, line five ends in "...wishing you could stay the night" (like what unegamine has up there).
    arnfdenoon June 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI made an account just so I could say...
    that this song is so beautiful. the lyrics "if you wanna get it big time go ahead and get it get it big time" are so simple yet powerfull and meaningfull to me. i always think of them.
    this band is heaven
    0valsoulon December 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is perfection, love it
    herrsafton February 15, 2010   Link

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