Tiger by the Tail Lyrics

Rick Springfield


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Rick Springfield
album: Track 7 in album Living in Oz
release date: 1983
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:26

Cover Art

Rick Springfield Living in Oz cover art
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What a shock it was so surprising
You looked so small and frail
I didn't know what to do
I grabbed the tiger by the tail
I grabbed the tiger by the tail
I grabbed the tiger by the tail

People said that you must be joking
You let emotions run away with you
I realized a little too late
I bit off more than I could chew

I grabbed the tiger by the tail
I grabbed the tiger by the tail

Sometimes you grip it right
And sometimes you fail

I grabbed the tiger by the tail
I grabbed the tiger by the tail
I grabbed the tiger by the tail

At times life can be so enlightening
But it can turn on you
Lately it gets so complicated
I don't know what the tiger will do

I grabbed the tiger by the tail
I grabbed the tiger by the tail

Sometimes you grip it right
And sometimes you fail

I grabbed the tiger by the tail
I grabbed the tiger by the tail
I grabbed the tiger by the tail

Sometimes you grip it right
And sometimes you fail
I grabbed the tiger by the tail


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Human Touch
  • 2 Alyson
  • 3 Affair of the Heart
  • 4 Living in Oz
  • 5 Me & Johnny
  • 6 Motel Eyes
  • 7 Tiger by the Tail
  • 8 Souls
  • 9 I Can't Stop Hurting You
  • 10 Like Father, Like Son