Emerson, Lake & Palmer:Tiger in a Spotlight

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“Tiger in a Spotlight”
Artist: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Albums: Works Volume 2 (1977)
The Show That Never Ends (2001)

Studio version (1977)

Bass
Playing in my face
Grabbin' the elastic
Drums
Listen here she comes
Hammerin' the plastic
Keys
I play 'em all with ease
Freeze
Your shakin' at the knees
You're doin' somethin' drastic
Chasin' the fantastic
To dine with tigers in the sky
But did you ever stop to wonder why?

Man
Living in a can
Skippin' with a suitcase
Frail
Living in a gale
Slipping on a blue face
Claws
Are scratching at the doors
Pause
If you don’t lose your oars
You're trippin' on a shoe lace
Racin' to each new place
To screw your shadow in the sky
Did you ever stop to wonder why?

Sun
Help me when I run
Bleedin' from the moonlight
Nurse
Help me with a verse
I need to sing the tune right
Days I wasted in the maze
Raise your eyes above the ways
To keep a silver spoon bright
Fly up to balloon height
To ride the spotlight in the sky
Did you ever stop to wonder why?

Sun
Help me when I run
Bleedin' from the moonlight
Nurse
Help me with a verse
I need to sing the tune right
Days I wasted in the maze
Raise your eyes above the ways
To keep a silver spoon bright
Fly up to balloon height
To ride the spotlight in the sky
Did you ever stop to wonder why?


Live version (2001)

Hallo, good evening, Rome.

Bass - playing in my face - grabbin' the elastic
Drums - listen here she comes - hammerin' the plastic
Keys - I play 'em all with ease - Freeze! Your shakin' at the knees
You're doin' somethin' drastic
Chasin' the fantastic
To dine with tigers in the sky
But did you ever stop to wonder why?

Man - living in a can - skippin' with a suitcase
Frail - living in a gale - slipping on a blue face
Claws - are scratching at the doors
Pause: If you don’t lose your oars
You're trippin' on a shoe lace
Racin' to each new place
To dine with tigers in the sky
Did you ever stop to wonder why?

All right

Sun - help me when I run - bleedin' from the moonlight
Nurse - help me with a verse - I need to sing the tune right
Days - I wasted in the maze
Raise your eyes above the ways
To keep a silver spoon bright
Fly up to balloon height
To dine with tigers in the sky
Did you ever stop to wonder why?

All right

Sun - help me when I run - bleedin' from the moonlight
Nurse - help me with a verse - I need to sing the tune right
Days - I wasted in the maze
Raise your eyes above the ways
To keep a silver spoon bright
Fly up to balloon height
To dine with tigers in the sky
Did you ever stop to wonder why?

Yeah