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Tightrope
Tightrope jane
Album: Glee: The Music, Homecoming
Released: January 6, 2015
By: Janelle Monáe feat. Big Boi (Solo version)
Sung by: Jane Hayward with Dalton Academy Warblers
Place: Dalton Academy
Episode: Homecoming
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Tightrope by Janelle Monáe feat. Big Boi is featured in Homecoming, the second episode of Season Six. It is sung by the Warblers, with Jane singing lead.

After a coaching session with Rachel, they choose this song as Jane's audition song for The Warblers as it is one of her favourite songs of the moment. Shortly after she starts performing, The Warblers all seem very impressed with Jane and start dancing and singing along. At the end, she shakes hands with Skylar, the Head Warbler, and everyone starts cheering. Later it is revealed that even though The Warblers think she has an amazing voice, she won't be accepted as a Warbler due to her being a girl.

Lyrics

Jane:
Whoa
Another day
I'll take your pain away

Some people talk about you
Like they know all about you
When you get down they doubt you
And when you tipping on the scene
Yeah they talkin' about it
Cause they can't tip all on the scene with you talkin' about it
T-t-t-talkin' about it

When you get elevated
They love it or they hate it
You dance up on them haters
Keep getting funky on the scene
While they jumpin' round you
They trying to take all your dreams
But you can't allow it

Jane (The Warblers):
Cause, baby, whether you're high or low
Whether you're high or low
You got to tip on the tightrope (Tip, tip on it)
T-t-t-tip on the tightrope (Tip, tip on it)

Baby, baby, whether you're high or low (High or low)
Baby, whether you're high or low (High or low)
You got to tip on the tightrope (Tip, tip on it)
Now let me see you do the tightrope (Tip, tip on it)
And I'm still tippin' on it

Jane:
See I'm not walkin' on it
Or trying to run around it
This ain't no acrobatics
You either follow or you lead, yeah
I'm talkin' about you
I'll keep on blaming the machine, yeah
I'm talkin' about it
T-t-t-talkin' about it

I can't complain about it
I gotta keep my balance
And just keep dancing on it
We getting funky on the scene
Yeah you know about it
Like a star on the screen
Watch me tip all on it

Jane (The Warblers):
Then, baby, whether I'm high or low (High or low)
Baby, whether you're high or low (High or low)
You gotta tip on the tightrope (Tip, tip on it)
Yeah, tip on the tightrope (Tip, tip on it)

Baby, baby, whether you're high or low (High or low)
Baby, whether you're high or low (High or low)
Tip on the tightrope (Tip, tip on it)
Baby let me see you tight rope (Tip, tip on it)
And I'm still tippin' on it

Jane with The Warblers:
I tip on alligators
And little rattle snakers
But I'm another flavor
Something like a terminator
Ain't no equivocating
I fight for what I believe
Why you talkin' about it
Sh-sh-she's talkin' about it

Some calling me a sinner
Some calling me a winner
I'm calling you to dinner
Hey, you know exactly what I mean
Yeah I'm talking about you
You can rock or you can leave
Watch me tip without you

Jane (The Warblers):
Now-now-now whether I'm high or low (High or low)
Whether I'm high or low (High or low)
I'm gonna tip on the tightrope (Tip, tip on it)
Oooh (Tip, tip on it)

Baby, baby, whether I'm high or low (High or low)
Low-low-low-low (High or low)
I gotta tip on the tightrope (Tip, tip on it)
Now baby tip on the tightrope

You can't get too high (You can't get too high)
I said you can't get too low (You can't get too low)
Hah, cause you get too high (Cause you get too high)
No, you'll surely be low (No, you'll surely be low)
1, 2, 3, hah

Yeah, yeah

Now, maybe whether I'm high or low (High or low)
Baby whether you're high or low (High or low)
You gotta tip on the tightrope (Tip, tip on it)
Yeah tip on the tightrope (Tip, tip on it)

Baby, baby, whether you're high or low (High or low)
Baby, whether you're high or low (High or low)
You got to tip on the tightrope (Tip, tip on it)
Baby let me see your tightrope

Let me hear
Oh, oh, oh, oh
You-you

Hoo, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
You got to give it up, oh
Oooooo yeah, yeah

You've got to stay on the scene
Yeah, yeah
Tightrope
Hey, yeah, yeah

Trivia

  • This is the fifth time the Warblers sang with instrumental accompaniment. The others being Blackbird, Somewhere Only We Know, Help! and All You Need Is Love.
    • Help! and All You Need Is Love is not exclusively performed by the Warblers.
  • This is the second time a female sings with the Warblers. The first being Santana (Bad). However, this is the first time a Warblers number is led by a female.
  • Janelle Monáe tweeted about Glee's performance of the song. Source
  • They are using the version that is found on Just Dance 3, which doesn't feature Big Boi.
  • This is Jane's first and only solo in the series.
    • This is also Jane's first song of the series.

Errors

  • During the performance, Jane's belt came out of the straps but in the next shot it's back in the straps without her fixing it.

Gallery

Videos

Just Dance 3 - Tight Rope (Solo Version) - 5* Stars04:03

Just Dance 3 - Tight Rope (Solo Version) - 5* Stars

GLEE Full Performance of "Tightrope" from "Homecoming"02:31

GLEE Full Performance of "Tightrope" from "Homecoming"

Tightrope Glee HD FULL STUDIO04:01

Tightrope Glee HD FULL STUDIO

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