"Tight Rope" as written by and Stan / Kenton....
I'm up on the tightrope , one sides hate and one is hope
It's a circus game with you and me.
I'm up on the tightwire , linked by life and the funeral pyre
But the tophat on my head is all you see.

And the wire seems to be the only place for me
A comedy of errors and I'm falling
Like a rubber neck giraffe, you look into my past
Well, baby you're just too blind to see.

I'm up in the spotlight, oh does it feel right
The altitude seems to really get to me.
I'm up on the tightwire linked by life and the funeral pyre
Putting on a show for you to see.

Lyrics submitted by richie

"Tight Rope" as written by Leon Russell

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    General CommentLeon Russell Kicks Ass.
    bazketkazeon November 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI saw him live tonight. Great song. I wish the lyrics to his other songs were up.
    Poetic_Mystiqueon September 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI believe the lyrics for:

    I'm up on the tightwire
    flanked by life in the funeral pire

    are actually flanked by life AND the funeral pire, meaning he's on the rope between life and death. also:

    Like a rubber-neck giraffe
    you look into my path

    should be "you looked into my past"
    moosicphreakon December 23, 2009   Link

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