Tight Rope

Yo Everyday we just trying to balance on this tightrope 
it's not all of us that can cope 
But don't laugh after nobody if them fall off 
  
He was living the dream or so he thought
But somehow it all just fell apart
And now we pass him every day in that same shop doorway

A broken man with a broken heart

 

Chorus 
And People say that him fall
Over the edge through the pressure
Couldn't do no Better cause times got Dreader
Man gone - over the edge through the pressure
Couldn't do no better now
A lot of them ah fall - Over the edge through the pressure
Couldn't do no better life get too much for them
Some of them can't cope
 they fall off of the tight rope

 

I know It could have been me but for the grace of God
Let life get me mad and turn me in the drunkard
You see me Mash up out ah road smell  sour like a hog 
my whole life ina 2 plastic bag
Could've been me if I never had the father to guide me
Problems pressurise me something snapped inside my head
You see me out there  looking so confused
 in just my briefs and some cardboard shoes
Could have been me  an ordinary man like that
 make the pressure get too much for me until me crack
Them say me  can't cope
me fell off the tight rope 
people them say me plan flop
And it could've been you 
so don't bother turn your head when you see people sleeping in a concreteYo Everyday we just trying to balance on this tightrope 
it's not all of us that can cope 
But don't laugh after nobody if them fall off 
  
He was living the dream or so he thought
But somehow it all just fell apart
And now we pass him every day in that same shop doorway
A broken man with a broken heart

Chorus 
And People say that him fall
Over the edge through the pressure
Couldn't do no Better cause times got Dreader
Man gone over the edge through the pressure
Couldn't do no better now
A lot of them ah fall Over the edge through the pressure
Couldn't do no better life get too much for them
Some of them can't cope they fall off of the tight rope

I know It could have been me but for the grace of God
Let life get me mad and turn me in the drunkard
You see me Mash up out ah road smell  sour like a hog 
my whole life ina 2 plastic bag
Could've been me if I never had the father to guide me
Problems pressurise me something snapped inside my head
You see me at there  looking so confused
 in just my briefs and some cardboard shoes
Could have been me  an ordinary man like that
 make the pressure get too much from me until me crack
Them say me  can't cope
me fell off the tight rope 
people them say me plan flop
And it could've been you 
so don't bother turn your head
 when you see people sleeping in a concrete bed
How's so much belly empty 
in this land of plenty yow
let the hungry them be fed

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He was living the dream or so he thought
But somehow it all just fell apart
And now we pass him every day in that same shop doorway
A broken man with a broken heart
Now his face looking beard up
Superstrength lager in his hand
He's fallen from them rat race
And as the passers by them passing 
he's asking 
for money to buy the next can 
reality is too painful to face
Is looking away to escape because reality is too painful to face

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And if you see me fall off 
would you stop and help me 
or would you and your friend them just laugh
If you saw me cold And dirty and lost
Would you find it in your heart 
to stop and talk
or would you try to hurry up And pass me by 
and try not to catch my eye
Ask yourself the question and don't bother lie
cause it's a thin line between sanity and madness 
 a  thin line between happiness and sadness
Some of us a walk it every day like a tight rope 

( Chorus)