Boy & Bear Lyrics – Walk The Wire

It was the strangest night
The kind of scene I don’t fit into
It didn’t feel so right
But she came back ’round
Drifting across my sight
Some apparition of make believe
I felt my chest grow tight
And I tumbled in

And she said “Hey baby, hold my hand out on the wire”
Oh, I’m telling you the whole thing is just a breaking of desire
You inevitably hold on
Because you always do
You gotta walk that wire

Oh I’m talking in tongues ’cause I’m not made of steel
Somebody save me from myself
I’m just a man alright and I’m fumbling
With all this faded light
Maybe the moment to make my move
You hold your breath so tight
‘Cause we’re tumbling

And I said “Hey baby, hold my hand out on the wire”
I’ve been telling you the whole time
It’s just a breaking of desire
Now I promise you’ll be brave too
Because you’ve earned that right
You gotta walk that wire

There’s something in the air I
Keep it steady as you walk away
And we’re never going to know, right?
But it’s better than the other way

And I said “Hey baby, hold my hand out on the wire”
See, I never would have held on
But at the aching of desire
No there’s heaven in a folk song
So just you hold on
‘Cause you’re dancing on the wire
Alright