Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Someone asked me about the picture I’m using for my profile. It is the CD cover for the great Stevie Ray Vaughan’s last studio album titled In Step. The title refers to SRV’s sobriety at the time. After years of hard drinking and other issues SRV was “In Step” with his sobriety. It’s been twenty years since he passed away on 8/27/90 and although I’ve always loved this album some of the songs and their lyrics have new meaning to me. I listen with new ears….Sober ears.

Tightrope - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

Caught up in a whirlwind can't catch my breath,
knee deep in hot water, broke out in a cold sweat
Can't catch a turtle in this rat race,
feels like I'm losin' time at a breakneck pace

Afraid of my own shadow in the face of grace,
heart full of darkness, spotlight on my face
There was love all around me but I was lookin' for revenge,
thank God it never found me, it would have been the end

Walkin' the tightrope, steppin' on my friends
Walkin' the tightrope, it was a shame and a sin
Walkin' the tightrope, between wrong and right
Walkin' the tightrope, both day and night

Lookin' back in front of me, the mirror's a grin,
through eyes of love I see I'm really lookin' at a friend
We've all had our problems, that's the way life is,
my heart goes out to others who are there to make amends

We've been walkin' the tightrope, tryin' to make it right
Walkin' the tightrope, every day and every night
Walkin' the tightrope, bring it all around
Walkin' the tightrope, from the lost to found

Walkin' the tightrope, stretched around the world
Walkin' the tightrope, save the boys and girls
Walkin' the tightrope, let's make it right
Walkin' the tightrope, do it do it tonight
Walkin' the tightrope.


  1. Thanks for dropping by and making yourself known. It will be a pleasure to read your posts when you write one. I'll add a link on my sidebar.
    Congrats on 8 months sober. Keep it up.

  2. I came over from Dave's place. Good to read a recovery blogger. Stevie Ray was great. Gone too soon.