Mitchell, Joni - Taming The Tiger Lyrics




I stepped outside to breathe the air
And stare up at the stars
Big dipper hanging there
Over the rented car
Over the rented car
I'm a runaway from the record biz
From the hoods in the hood and the whiny white kids
Boring!
The old man is snoring
And I'm taming the tiger
(You can't tame the tiger)
Tiger, tiger burning bright
Nice, kitty kitty
Tiger, tiger burning bright

Sophia says "It's hard to catch
And harder still to ride
The time to watch the beast the best
Is when it's purring at your side"
Purring at your side
Accolades and honors
One false move and you're a goner
Boring!
The old man is snoring
And I'm taming the tiger
(You can't tame the tiger)
Tiger, tiger burning bright
Nice, kitty kitty
Tiger, tiger burning bright
In the forest of the night

The moon shed light
On my hopeless plight
As the radio blared so bland
Every disc, a poker chip
Every song just a one night stand
Formula music, girly guile
Genuine junkfood for juveniles
Up and down the dial
Mercenary style

I watched the stars chuck down their spears
And a plane went blinking by
And I thought of Anna
Wild and dear
Like fireworks in the sky
Fireworks in the sky
I'm so sick of this game
It's hip, it's hot
Life's too short, the whole thing's gotten
Boring!
The old man is snoring
And I'm taming the tiger
(You can't tame the tiger)
Tiger, tiger burning bright
Nice, kitty kitty
(Boring!)
Tiger, tiger burning bright
(You can't tame the tiger)
Oh, be nice, kitty kitty
(Boring!)
Tiger, tiger burning bright
Nice, kitty kitty
(Boring, boring!)
Tiger, tiger burning bright
(Fight to the light, fight to the light)
In the forest of the night





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Mitchell, Joni Taming The Tiger Comments
  1. Tyler Talks!

    Little did she know, these lyrics fit better twenty years later than they did in 1998.

  2. Sam Lewis

    This is an outstanding song.

  3. Sam Lewis

    The clarity and potency of Joni's voice is one thing that makes her so damn pugnant. Jes----I can't seem to concentrate listening to this.

  4. Leandro Lopez

    I stepped outside to breathe the air
    And stare up at the stars
    Big dipper hanging there
    Over the rented car
    Over the rented car
    I'm a runaway from the record biz
    From the hoods in the hood and the whiny white kids
    Boring!
    The old man is snoring
    And I'm taming the tiger
    (You can't tame the tiger)
    Tiger, tiger burning bright
    Nice, kitty kitty
    Tiger, tiger burning bright

    Sophia says "It's hard to catch
    And harder still to ride
    The time to watch the beast the best
    Is when it's purring at your side"
    Purring at your side
    Accolades and honors
    One false move and you're a goner
    Boring!
    The old man is snoring
    And I'm taming the tiger
    (You can't tame the tiger)
    Tiger, tiger burning bright
    Nice, kitty kitty
    Tiger, tiger burning bright
    In the forest of the night

    The moon shed light
    On my hopeless plight
    As the radio blared so bland
    Every disc, a poker chip
    Every song just a one night stand
    Formula music, girly guile
    Genuine junk food for juveniles
    Up and down the dial
    Mercenary style

    I watched the stars chuck down their spears
    And a plane went blinking by
    And I thought of Anna
    Wild and dear
    Like fireworks in the sky
    Fireworks in the sky
    I'm so sick of this game
    It's hip, it's hot
    Life's too short, the whole thing's gotten
    Boring!
    The old man is snoring
    And I'm taming the tiger
    (You can't tame the tiger)
    Tiger, tiger burning bright
    Nice, kitty kitty
    (Boring!)
    Tiger, tiger burning bright
    (You can't tame the tiger)
    Oh, be nice, kitty kitty
    (Boring!)
    Tiger, tiger burning bright
    Nice, kitty kitty
    (Boring, boring!)
    Tiger, tiger burning bright
    (Fight to the light, fight to the light)
    In the forest of the night

  5. dean b

    "Genuine junk food for juveniles". She didn't know how prophetic she was. And the music of the 90's was 1000x better than what is on top today

  6. Roy G Wetherop

    What a great track so true about music aka formula music and girlie guile junk food for juveniles

  7. vazmo14850

    Remarkable!!!!! the hollowness of that first chord....joni, happy birthday!!!!