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Walking On A Wire Lyrics

"Walking On A Wire" was written by Richard Thompson.
"Walking On A Wire" was written by Richard Thompson.

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I hand you my ball and chain
You just hand me that same old refrain
I'm walking on a wire, I'm walking on a wire
And I'm falling

I wish I could please you tonight
My medicine just won't come right
I'm walking on a wire, I'm walking on a wire
And I'm falling

Too many steps to take
Too many spells to break
Too many nights awake
And no one else

This grindstone's wearing me
Your claws are tearing me
Don't use me endlessly
It's too long, too long to myself

Where's the justice, where's the sense?
When all the pain is on my side of the fence
I'm walking on a wire, I'm walking on a wire
And I'm falling

Too many steps to take
Too many spells to break
Too many nights awake
And no one else, ohh

This grindstone's wearing me
Your claws are tearing me
Don't use me endlessly
It's too long, too long to myself

Ohh, it scares you when you don't know
Whichever way the wind might blow
Ohh, I'm walking on a wire, I'm walking on a wire
And I'm falling

I'm walking on a wire, I'm walking on a wire
And I'm falling
I'm walking on a wire, I'm walking on a wire
And I'm falling, ohh

Songwriters
RICHARD THOMPSON

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