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Tightrope
Janelle Monae - Tightrope
Sung By Janelle Monáe
Recorded By Big Boi
Composed By Nate Wonder, Chuck Lightning, Janelle Monáe
Heartsong Of N/A
Appears In Happy Feet Two

Tightrope is a 2010 song by American singer Janelle Monáe, the first official single from The ArchAndroid. The song was featured during the end credits for Happy Feet Two, in a version that interpolates some singing from one of the characters.

LyricsEdit

Monae and Leftfoot

Whoa
Another day
I take your pain away

Some people talk about you
Like they know all about you
When you get down they doubt you
And when you tipping on the scene
Yeah they talkin' about it
'Cause they can't tip all on the scene with you
What you talk about it
Talkin' about it
When you get elevated,
They love it or they hate it
You dance up on them haters
Keep getting funky on the scene
While they jumpin' round you
They trying to take all your dreams
But you can't allow it

'Cause baby whether you're high or low
Whether you're high or low
You gotta tip on the tightrope
(Tip, tip on it)
Tip on the tightrope
(Tip, tip on it)

Baby, baby, baby

Whether you're high or low
(High or low)
Baby whether you're high or low
(High or low)
You got to tip on the tightrope
(Tip, tip on it)
Now let me see you do the tightrope
(Tip, tip on it)
And I'm still tippin' on it

See I'm not walkin' on it
Or trying to run around it
This ain't no acrobatics
You either follow or you lead, yeah

I'm talkin' about you,
I'll keep on blaming the machine, yeah
I'm talkin' about it,
Talkin' about it
I can't complain about it
I gotta keep my balance

And just keep dancing on it
We getting funky on the scene

Yeah you know about it,
Like a star on the screen
Watch me tip all on it

Then baby whether I'm high or low
(High or low)
Baby whether you're high or low
(High or low)
You gotta tip on the tightrope
(Tip, tip on it)
Yeah, tip on the tightrope
(Tip, tip on it)

Baby, baby, baby

Whether you're high or low
(High or low)
Baby whether you're high or low
(High or low)
Tip on the tightrope
(Tip, tip on it)
Baby let me see you tight rope
And I'm still tippin' on it

Whether you're high or low
(High or low)
Baby whether you're high or low
(High or low)
Tip on the tightrope
(Tip, tip on it)
Baby let me see you tight rope
(Tip, tip on it)
And I'm still tippin' on it

[Big Boi]
You gotta keep your balance
Or you fall into the gap
It's a challenge but I manage
'Cause I'm cautious with the strap
No damage to your cameras damn I thought that
Can I passy
Why you don't want no friction
Like the back of a matchbook
That I pass as I will forward you
And your MacBook
Clothes shows will shut you down
Before we go-go backwards
Act up, and whether we high or low
We gonna get back-up
Like the Dow Jones and NASDAQ
Sorta like a thong in an ass crack,
Come on

I tip on alligators and little rattle snakers
But I'm another flavor
Something like a terminator
Ain't no equivocating
I fight for what I believe
Why you talkin' about it
She's talkin' about it
Some calling me a sinner
Some calling me a winner
I'm calling yoMonae and Leftfoot

Whoa

Another day

I take your pain away


Some people talk about you

Like they know all about you

When you get down they doubt you

And when you tipping on the scene

Yeah they talkin' about it

'Cause they can't tip all on the scene with you

What you talk about it

Talkin' about it

When you get elevated,

They love it or they hate it

You dance up on them haters

Keep getting funky on the scene

While they jumpin' round you

They trying to take all your dreams

But you can't allow it



'Cause baby whether you're high or low

Whether you're high or low

You gotta tip on the tightrope

(Tip, tip on it)

Tip on the tightrope

(Tip, tip on it)



Baby, baby, baby



Whether you're high or low

(High or low)

Baby whether you're high or low

(High or low)

You got to tip on the tightrope

(Tip, tip on it)

Now let me see you do the tightrope

(Tip, tip on it)

And I'm still tippin' on it



See I'm not walkin' on it

Or trying to run around it

This ain't no acrobatics

You either follow or you lead, yeah



I'm talkin' about you,

I'll keep on blaming the machine, yeah

I'm talkin' about it,

Talkin' about it

I can't complain about it

I gotta keep my balance



And just keep dancing on it

We getting funky on the scene



Yeah you know about it,

Like a star on the screen

Watch me tip all on it



Then baby whether I'm high or low

(High or low)

Baby whether you're high or low

(High or low)

You gotta tip on the tightrope

(Tip, tip on it)

Yeah, tip on the tightrope

(Tip, tip on it)



Baby, baby, baby



Whether you're high or low

(High or low)

Baby whether you're high or low

(High or low)

Tip on the tightrope

(Tip, tip on it)

Baby let me see you tight rope

And I'm still tippin' on it



Whether you're high or low

(High or low)

Baby whether you're high or low

(High or low)

Tip on the tightrope

(Tip, tip on it)

Baby let me see you tight rope

(Tip, tip on it)

And I'm still tippin' on it



[Big Boi]

You gotta keep your balance

Or you fall into the gap

It's a challenge but I manage

'Cause I'm cautious with the strap

No damage to your cameras damn I thought that

Can I passy

Why you don't want no friction

Like the back of a matchbook

That I pass as I will forward you

And your MacBook

Clothes shows will shut you down

Before we go-go backwards

Act up, and whether we high or low

We gonna get back-up

Like the Dow Jones and NASDAQ

Sorta like a thong in an ass crack,

Come on



I tip on alligators and little rattle snakers

But I'm another flavor

Something like a terminator

Ain't no equivocating

I fight for what I believe

Why you talkin' about it

She's talkin' about it

Some calling me a sinner

Some calling me a winner

I'm calling you to dinner

And you know exactly what I mean,



Yeah I'm talking about you

You can rock or you can leave

Watch me tip without you



N-N-Now whether I'm high or low

(High or low)

Whether I'm high or low

(High or low)

I'm gonna tip on the tightrope

(Tip, tip on it)

MMMMMM

(Tip, tip on it)



Baby, baby, baby

Whether I'm high or low

(High or low)

High or low

(High or low)

I got to tip on the tightrope

(Tip, tip on it)

Now baby tip on the tightrope



You can't get too high

(You can't get too high)

I said you can't get too low

(We can't get too low)

Cause you get too high

(You can't get too high)

No you'll surely be low

(No, you'll surely be low)

1, 2, 3, Ho!



Yeah, yeah

Now shut up, yeah

Yeah, now put some voodoo on it

Ladies and Gentlemen, the funkiest horn section in Metropolis

Yeah, oh

We call that classy brass



Oh

Oh!



Do you mind?

If I play the ukulele

Just like a little lady

Do you mind?

If I play the ukulele

Just like a little lady

As I play the ukulele

If I play my ukulele

Just like a little lady


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