Tightrope Song Lyrics

Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Caught up in a whirlwind, can't catch my breath.
Knee deep in hot water, broke out in cold sweat.
Can't catch a turtle, in this rat race.
Feels like I'm losing, at a breakneck pace.

Afraid of my own shadow, in the face of grace.
Heart full of darkness, spotlight on my face.
There was love all around me, but I was looking for revenge.
Thank God it never found me, would have been the end.

Walkin' the tight rope, steppin on my friends
Walkin' the tight rope, was a shame and a sin.
Walkin' the tight rope, between wrong and right.
Walkin' the tight rope, both day and night. (Solo)

Caught up in a whirlwind, can't catch my breath.
Knee deep in hot water, broke out in cold sweat.
Can't catch a turtle, in this rat race.
Feels like I'm losing, at a breakneck pace.

Afraid of my own shadow, in the face of grace.
Heart full of darkness, spotlight on my face.
There was love all around me, but I was looking for revenge.
Thank God it never found me, would have been the end.

Walkin' the tight rope, steppin on my friends
Walkin' the tight rope, was a shame and a sin.
Walkin' the tight rope, between wrong and right.
Walkin' the tight rope, both day and night. (Solo)

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Voodoo Child
  • 2 You Better Leave My Gal Alone
  • 3 Pride and Joy
  • 4 The House Is Rocking
  • 5 Crossfire
  • 6 Tightrope
  • 7 Stevie's Dirty Blues
  • 8 Tell Me Darling
  • 9 Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • 10 Lip Stopping Baby
  • 11 Superstition
  • 12 Dog Man Blues
  • 13 Look at Little Sister
  • 14 Texas Flood


  • credits


    publisher: ©Alfred, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
    writers: Doyle Bramhall, Stevie Ray Vaughan
    album: Track 6 in album The Rocker
    release date:
    popularity : 110 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:44

    Album Information

    script: Latin