Ride the Tiger Lyrics

Jefferson Starship


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Byong Yu
album: Track 19 in album Dragon Fly
release date: 1974-9
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length: 5:12
composer: Grace Slick, Byong Yu, Paul Kantner

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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.

Track Listing

  • 1 Ride the Tiger
  • 2 That’s for Sure
  • 3 Be Young You
  • 4 Caroline
  • 5 Devil’s Den
  • 6 Come to Life
  • 7 All Fly Away
  • 8 Hyperdrive