Saw you walkin' on a backstreet honey Tryin' to slip away Did you find someone to take your money And did it make your day Take a lesson from someone who's been there There are lots of roads that lead you nowhere
I can see it in your blank stare baby Someone's done you in Everybody hits the hard truth some time It's your time again So you're lonesome and the night's approachin' Honey this is where the tough get goin'
Welcome to the tightrope Between memory and pain Welcome to the tightrope Between the freedom and the chain Welcome to the tightrope Stretched high above the street Welcome to the tightrope It's right beneath your feet
Once you learn to balance truth and sorrow You can worry about the rest tomorrow
Up there on the tightrope Oh it's a tightrope You're walkin' on a tightrope