Who Sang Tightrope? Leon Russell

Leon Russell Retrospective cover art
Credits
release date: 1997
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
length: 3:01
composer: Leon Russell
lyricist: Leon Russell
I'm up on a tightwire,
One side's ice and one is fire,
It's a circus game with you and me.
I'm up on a tightrope,
One side's hate and one is hope,
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,
Oh the altitude, seems to get to me.
I'm up on the tightwire flanked by life and the funeral pyre
Putting on a show for you to see.

[Musical Interlude]

Like a rubber neck giraffe,
You look into my past.
Well, maybe you're just too blind to - see.
I'm up in the spotlight,
Oh does it feel right,
Oh the altitude, really to get to me.
I'm up on the tightwire,
flanked by life and the funeral pyre,
Putting on a show for you to see.


Thanks to Oskar for the correction

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 A Song for You
  • 2 A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
  • 3 The Ballad of Mad Dogs and Englishmen
  • 4 Delta Lady
  • 5 Roll Away the Stone
  • 6 Tightrope
  • 7 Out in the Woods
  • 8 Shootout on the Plantation
  • 9 Stranger in a Strange Land
  • 10 Hummingbird
  • 11 Lady Blue
  • 12 This Masquerade
  • 13 Back to the Island
  • 14 Magic Mirror
  • 15 Crystal Closet Queen
  • 16 Bluebird
  • 17 Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
  • 18 Queen of the Roller Derby