"Tiger By My Side" as written by Nicholas George Littlemore, Peter Bruce Mayes and Luke James Steele....
Dragon lips I say goodbye
But baby don't you cry
Be too cool to ever be
With a tiger by your side

Money talks a single side
Paid my dues to move the tide
Caught the moonlight in my shoe
With a tiger by my side

Trekking through an open mind
I got a window in my spine
Felt the miracle in my stride over
Making music in my mind
I'm blending colors for the blind
Melt the pinnacle your times not over

Rabbit trips can take their time
But fun is fun and that's all right
Diving deep as whales sleep
Counting heroes on my feet

Widow in a falling star
Healing scars with my guitar
Sirens speak to apple tree
And the tiger plays a part

Seen about a million roads
I've done the bong to Tokyo
I've been a clone and had a little luck

Swam across the golden sea
A certain price of levity
It brings us up and only makes us sleep

Television changing channels
Telling people wearing flannels
Culture shocking walkways to the shore

Even though I never know and
Even though I never know and
Even though I never want to know

Trekking through an open mind
I got a window in my spine
Felt the miracle in my stride over
Making music in my mind
I'm blending colors for the blind
Melt the pinnacle your times not over

Seen about a million roads
I've done the bong to Tokyo
I've been a clone and had a little luck

Swam across the golden sea
A certain price of levity
It brings us up and only makes us sleep

Television changing channels
Telling people wearing flannels
Culture shocking walkways to the shore

Even though I never know and
Even though I never know and
Even though I never want to know


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"Tiger by My Side" as written by Nick Littlemore Luke Steele

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    General CommentI think this song is a note to his wife, Jodie, telling her not to be mad for him leaving home and touring (or rather, blending colors for the blind)


    Dragon lips I say goodbye - his wife is mad at him for leaving home and touring (breathing fire/dragon lips)

    But baby don't you cry - telling his daughter not to cry

    Be to cool to ever be - stay away from (drugs)

    With a tiger by your side - drugs (things that make you see tigers and giant blue elephants etc.)

    Money takes a single side - you're either rich or poor

    Paid my dues to move the tide - he's paid his dues for long enough, now he's famous he's going to make the most of it and influence the world in a big way

    Caught the moonlight in my shoe - he's caught something that you can't hold or keep, he's got it for now

    With a tiger by my side - with the help of crazy visions haha

    Trekking through an open mind - with the aid of drugs he's managed to open his mind

    I got a window in my spine - he's opened himself up to the world

    Felt the miracle in my stride over - he's felt what it's like to be famous in his tours with The Sleepy Jackson (true)

    Making music in my mind - he's got some more music for us

    I'm blending colours for the blind - he's painting the world for people who have never seen inside his mind

    Melt the pinnacle your times not over - replace the person before you, take over (she's in her prime bro she should take over the magazine that she works at)

    Seen about a million roads - literally

    I've done the bong to Tokyo - again, literally

    I've been a clone and had a little luck - he's taken from Prince and modelled himself after him, proving successful

    Swam across the golden sea a certain price of levity - leaving home, crossing the "golden seas" is the price to pay

    It brings us up and only makes us sleep - money is why we get up in the morning, but all it does it give us a place to sleep

    Television changing channels telling people wearing flannels - these are the people he's targeting, the ones sitting in fron ot the television in their pyjamas

    Culture shocking walkways to the shore - freaking people out worldwide, but lighting the way for some to get to the "golden sea" :D

    Even though I never know and even though I never know and even though I never want to know - He doesn't know what she'll think, he reiterates that, and he doesn't want to know how mad she is at him, but he loves them both <3
    Emsilbeaon August 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh and I forgot this part:

    Rabbit trips can take their time - his bouncing around the world may take some time

    But fun is fun and that's alright - but it's only fun

    Diving deep as whales sleep - he's diving deep in to the pockets of producers while they don't realize what's going on (?) he's taking all he can get while they are giving

    Counting heroes on my feet - he's got a million and one celebrities talking to him

    Widow in a falling star - she'll be "widowed" when he comes home, when he's not a star any more he won't be famous, he'll be a nobody.

    Healing scars with my guitar - he's helping people with his music all over the world (true)

    Sirens speak to apple tree - sirens are talking to the "forbidden fruit" and in cahoots with the devil, this whole thing is a trick to get him over to the dark side

    And the tiger plays a part - drugs are a part of it all



    This is a kind of negative look at it, I realize, but it's a more realistic song when you look at it this way. I'm not knocking Luke or the Steele's because I'm one of their biggest fans, but that's just my view on this song, and that's how it makes sense to me.
    Emsilbeaon August 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI read that this song is about Luke's daughter (Sunny Tiger).
    deswuzhereon July 06, 2009   Link

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