Tightrope
Steel Pulse Lyrics


Deliver me, oh, my father
From the down pressers set me free
Dem a trying to keep I down
I will always prosper, yes I
Dem a trying to keep I down
I will always, no

Got me walking, walking on a tightrope
Can't afford to buck my toe, no
As long as Babylon, Babylon is my foe
I will have hope in my soul

Poor man's life don't cut no ice
So many mouths to feed
And if my word ain't, ain't good enough
Just, just take a look and see, yeah

Got me walking, walking on a tightrope
Can't afford to buck my toe, no
As long as Babylon, Babylon is my foe
I will have hope in my soul

Like a drowning man that clutches a straw
Might think he's got no chance, no
The will of Jah can pull him through
He's a helping hand, you got that

Got me walking, walking on a tightrope
Can't afford to buck my toe, no
As long as Babylon, Babylon is my foe
I will have hope in my soul

From the valley of dry bones I have risen
Got to make a change
Hang my head in the clouds with conviction
Ain't no stopping now
Deliver me, oh, my father, set me free

Hey, walking on a tightrope
Can't afford, no, can't afford, no way
Never gonna buck my toe
As long as Babylon is my foe, now
I will have hope in my soul

Just can't keep me down, no
Just can't keep me down, no way
Just can't keep me down, ooh
Just can't keep me, really, just can't keep me

Got me walking, walking on a tightrope
Never, never say die
Reach the mountain high

Never, never say die
Never, never say die
Never, never say die
Reach the mountain high

Walking on a tightrope
Walking on a tightrope

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing
Written by: DAVID ROBERT HINDS

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nicky droze

Deliver me oh my father
From the downpressers
Set me free
Dem a trying to keep I down
But I will always prosper
Dem a trying to keep I down
But I will always ... WO
CHORUS
Got me walking on a tightrope
Can't afford to buck my toe
And as long as Babylon is my foe
I will have hope in my soul
A poor man's life don't cut no ice
With so many mouths to feed
And if my word ain't good enough
just take a look and see
CHORUS
Got me walking on a tightrope
Can't afford to buck my toe
And as long as Babylon is my foe
I will have hope in my soul
Like a drowning man who clutches a straw
Might think he's got no chance
The will of JAH can pull him through
he's a helping hand, you got that
CHORUS
Got me walking on a tightrope
Can't afford to buck my toe
And as long as Babylon is my foe
I will have hope in my soul
From the valley of dry bones I have risen
and I've got to make a change
hang my head in the clouds with conviction
Ain't no stopping now
Deliver me oh my father
CHORUS
Got me walking on a tightrope
Can't afford to buck my toe
And as long as Babylon is my foe
I will have hope in my soul
Just can't keep me down
Just can't keep me down
Just can't keep me down
Really just can't keep me
CHORUS
Got me walking on a tightrope
Never never say die
Reach the mountain high!



nicky droze

Deliver me oh my father
From the downpressers
Set me free
Dem a trying to keep I down
But I will always prosper
Dem a trying to keep I down
But I will always ... WO
CHORUS
Got me walking on a tightrope
Can't afford to buck my toe
And as long as Babylon is my foe
I will have hope in my soul
A poor man's life don't cut no ice
With so many mouths to feed
And if my word ain't good enough
just take a look and see
CHORUS
Got me walking on a tightrope
Can't afford to buck my toe
And as long as Babylon is my foe
I will have hope in my soul
Like a drowning man who clutches a straw
Might think he's got no chance
The will of JAH can pull him through
he's a helping hand, you got that
CHORUS
Got me walking on a tightrope
Can't afford to buck my toe
And as long as Babylon is my foe
I will have hope in my soul
From the valley of dry bones I have risen
and I've got to make a change
hang my head in the clouds with conviction
Ain't no stopping now
Deliver me oh my father
CHORUS
Got me walking on a tightrope
Can't afford to buck my toe
And as long as Babylon is my foe
I will have hope in my soul
Just can't keep me down
Just can't keep me down
Just can't keep me down
Really just can't keep me
CHORUS
Got me walking on a tightrope
Never never say die
Reach the mountain high!



All comments from YouTube:

Andrew Price

This one of the most prophetic albums in the history of mankind.

GerryMATW

The best reggae band on the planet. :) Pure Class!

Tarik Brown

I've been playing the album since I was a kid, that's when cassette tapes were out, I'm 40 years old now, my father took time out to explain each song, I'm great full for that experience because as a kid I had a total different outlook on things that I could comprehend at that early age.

M

Me too I remember buying tribute to the martyrs when I was 12 just because the cover art was so cool and the bands name was so awesome. I’m white, back then I’d never heard anything beyond Beatles etc this blew my mind wide open. Haven’t stopped listening +30 years later. So glad I got to see them perform many times in the 80s and 90s they’re still my #1

J F

I played this over and over as a young guy (and appreciated it then). It's lyrics are perhaps even more relevant today, and it still sounds great!

djmgoblue

Saw them in concert at age 14 when this album was released. I'm now 50 and this song and others still sound fresh.

Dave Shepherd

Superb! And like your Dad, I played this (along with so many others!) to my eldest! She's now, at 34, another devotee of The Pulse! Never, never say die...

David Oberlin

Awesome.

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Inner Worlds

The best word I can think of to describe this track is "triumphant".
The horns towards the end are simply amazing and sound like a foretaste of the welcoming sounds in Heaven when the earthly journey is finally over.

Effemeseyevee

Well said suh!

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