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Tightrope
Walk the Moon Lyrics


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Easy now, with my heart
Easy now, oh with my heart
Walk a tightrope, walk a little tightrope
You walk a tightrope, walk a little tightrope
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh this heart is burning up
I said oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh this heart is burning up
Careful now, ooh with my head
I said careful now, what you do to my head
Well make your mind up, make your little mind up
To reach is oh, to reach is to oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, this heart is burning up
I said oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, this heart is burning up

In my bed, I'm rolling over
I'm tangling up in chains on the swings on the set on the night that we met
And now the beads of water, move up the glass
You speak your mind, and you can not take it back
Walk a tightrope, walk a little tightrope
Walk a tightrope, walk a little tightrope
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh this heart is burning up
I said oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh this heart is burning up
I said oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh this heart is burning up
I said oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh this heart is burning up
It's, it's burning up
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Walk the Moon's song Tightrope speak of the complexities of a relationship and how it requires a balancing act in order to maintain it. The first verse urges the other person to be easy with the singer's heart and to walk a tightrope carefully. It's as if they're speaking to a lover who has the potential to light a fire in their heart but can also be destructive if they're not careful. The repetition of "walk a tightrope" reinforces the idea that relationships require balance and precision.


The second verse is more introspective, with the singer acknowledging that their own head can be a bit of a minefield. They ask the other person to make up their mind about something, perhaps signaling an indecisiveness that's causing friction in the relationship. The lines "To reach is oh, to reach is to oh, oh, oh" could be interpreted in different ways - either as a hopeful cry for progress or a resigned acceptance of a situation that may not change. The chorus repeats the sentiment that the singer's heart is "burning up," suggesting intense emotions.


The bridge takes a nostalgic turn, with the singer reminiscing about the first time they met their lover. The imagery of "tangling up in chains on the swings on the set" suggests a playful, youthful setting for their first encounter. However, the line "you speak your mind, and you cannot take it back" implies that they may have said something hurtful or damaging, adding a layer of regret and longing.


The overall tone of Tightrope is one of vulnerability and uncertainty, combined with a desire to hold onto something that may be slipping away. The use of tightrope imagery is a clever metaphor for the balancing act that is required in relationships, and the repeated chorus emphasizes the urgency of the singer's emotional state.


Line by Line Meaning

Easy now, with my heart
Be gentle with my emotions


Walk a tightrope, walk a little tightrope
The relationship requires balance and effort


Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh this heart is burning up
Strong feelings are present in this relationship


Careful now, ooh with my head
Be cautious with my thoughts and decisions


Well make your mind up, make your little mind up
Decide what you want in this relationship


To reach is oh, to reach is to oh, oh, oh
Striving for something great requires effort and sacrifice


In my bed, I'm rolling over
I am restless and anxious


I'm tangling up in chains on the swings on the set on the night that we met
A flashback to the night the relationship began


And now the beads of water, move up the glass
Tension is building between us


You speak your mind, and you can not take it back
Be mindful of what you say, it can't be unsaid


It's, it's burning up
Emotions are intense and overwhelming




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Charles L Joseph, Janelle Monae Robinson, Nathaniel Irvin, Antwan Patton

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Archimedes

Easy now, with my heart
Easy now, oh with my heart
Walk a tightrope, walk a little tightrope
You walk a tightrope, walk a little tightrope
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh this heart is burning up
I said oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh this heart is burning up
Careful now, ooh with my head
I said careful now, what you do to my head
Well make your mind up, make your little mind up
To reach is oh, to reach is to oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, this heart is burning up
I said oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, this heart is burning up
In my bed, I'm rolling over
I'm tangling up in chains on the swings on the set on the night that we met
And now the beads of water, move up the glass
You speak your mind, and you can not take it back
Walk a tightrope, walk a little tightrope
Walk a tightrope, walk a little tightrope
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh this heart is burning up
I said oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh this heart is burning up
I said oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh this heart is burning up
I said oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh this heart is burning up
It's, it's burning up
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh



All comments from YouTube:

MJ Billman

I really appreciate that you guys have SO much fun during your music videos! Please never stop enjoying what you do!

Zeek Levell

I just got hooked on Walk the Moon 2 months ago...and I regret nothing.
Their music is so wholesome and fun. Puts me in good spirits.
Rock on. <3

Lunamonsta 505

OMG! My daughter & granddaughter are in love with it so much! She likes cleaning hearing it.

Loryn Hawley

When I'm sad I come and watch this video. By far my favorite music video by them!

Jason Grimm

I love, love, LOVE the 80s vibe I get from this band!

N

Love how unique and crazy their music videos always are!
Loove them soo much

David Guillen

Good to see there's some hope for modern music.

Garfield Lemanski

I wish I could give you like a thousand thumbs up

I Sir Laughsalot

David Guillen There was always hope, the key is to look past the most popular.

spacey Till

I Sir Laughsalot isn't that what we always do though look at the most popular things and say there is no hope instead of looking for or even making hope?

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