Hyman, Phyllis - Riding The Tiger Lyrics




Ooh...

[Tarzan yell]

Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh

Hey! You wanna ride? (Rrrr)

Riding the tiger
Mess with me, you'll fall in love
I said that you're riding the tiger
Are you red enough? (Are you red enough?)
Are you red enough?

Said, don't riding the tiger
Mess with me, you'll fall in love, baby
Riding the tiger
Are you red enough? (Are you red enough?)
Are you red enough?

Do you burn in the night?
Ah, don't tangle with me
Could you put up a fight?
I'm not afraid to be free
Do you grin when you bite?
Jump off, and you'll see
Ooh...

Did you know where you've been?
I got a hunk every day
Is a pleasure of sin?
Gonna make you my prey
Can you tell when you win?
I don't let nothing stand in my way
Ha, ha! Whoo!

Sometimes it said love it taste so sweet
May knock you off your feet
If you can't stand the heat,
I said to get off my back, oh!

Riding the tiger
Mess with me, you'll fall in love
I said, don't riding the tiger
Are you red enough? (Are you red enough?)
Are you red enough?

Riding the tiger
Mess with me, you'll fall in love, ha, ho
Riding the tiger
Are you red enough? (Are you red enough?)
Are you red enough?
Hey, babe, yeah

Do you strike out a home?
I was only thirteen
Keep you stand on your own
I made a jungle machine
Can they leave you alone?
Man, they made me a Queen
Oh, oh

Can you snatch when you're mad?
I can say what I do
Are you good when you're bad?
My emotions are true
Here's the best that you had
Hold on, and it might just be you, you
Whoa, oh, oh

Sometimes it said love it taste so sweet
May knock you off your feet
If you can't stand the heat
Owww!
Get off my back, whoo!

Riding the tiger
Mess with me, you'll fall in love, oh, oh
Riding the tiger, ha!
Are you red enough? (Are you red enough?)
Are you red enough?

Oh, riding the tiger
Mess with me, you'll fall in love, ho, ho
Riding the tiger
Are you red enough? (Are you red enough?)
Are you red enough?
I said, don't riding (oh-oh-oh)
Ride... (oh-oh-oh)
[Tarzan yell]
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh

Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh

I move vividly
From the shadows of the trees
In the forest of rain
You'll feel the fear in my name
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

Sometimes it said love it taste so sweet
May knock you off your feet
If you can't stand the heat
I said to get off my back

Oh, riding the tiger
Mess with me, you'll fall in love
I said, riding the tiger
Are you red enough? (Are you red enough?)
Are you red enough? (Oh)

Riding the tiger (oh-oh-oh-aaa, aaa)
Mess with me, you'll fall in love, yeah-ea, yeah
Riding the tiger (whoa)
Are you red enough? (Are you red enough?)
Are you red enough?

Oh! (riding the tiger)
No, don't riding
Said don't riding with my lo-o-ove
Riding the tiger
Are you, are you red enough? (Are you red enough?)
Oh oh-oh
Riding the tiger
Said don't riding the tiger





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Hyman, Phyllis Riding The Tiger Comments
  1. Geminisixtyfour

    Missing you, sweet Phyllis. Hopefully, I'll meet you on the 🌙.

  2. mrmikespence1964

    "THE! JAZZ! SOUL! FUNK!MUSIC! CATEGORY! RULES" THE! LOVELY! PHYLLIS! HYMAN! (PH)! CONSIDER! (YOUR-SE-L-FS)! NOW! (IN-FOR-M-ED)! BY! ME! THE! (JAZZ!MAN)! *MIKE! SPENCE!

  3. Ernest Harlen

    God bless Phyllis Hyman ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  4. Cas82958

    This song is totally wrong for Phyllis' vocals and style. But I still enjoy it.

  5. Kenneth McCall

    She hated that song lol

  6. Loretta De Herrera

    Gone but never forgotten..ALWAYS my LOVE..love this song..💖💖💖💖💖.....

  7. Alphonso Jones

    All these years I didn’t know Narada was on the drums and we share the same birthday,the dude awesome,and Phylis my goodness.2019 and this jam is still so f#%king wicked!!!

    mrmikespence1964

    CORRECT! THE! JAZZ! SOUL! FUNK!MUSIC! GREAT!!! (NMW)! IS! PLAYING! THE! JAZZ! SOUL! FUNK!MUSIC! DRUMS! ON! THIS! (TIME-LESS-LY)!!! SUP-ERIOR!!! JAZZ! SOUL! FUNK! MUSIC! RECORDING! FROM! THE! LADY! JAZZ! SOUL! FUNK!MUSIC! CATEGORY! (LEGEND)!!! THE! (LOVELY)!!! PHYLLIS! HYMAN! CONSIDER! (YOUR-SE-L-F)!!! NOW! (IN-FORM-ED)!!! BY! ME! AFTER! (AL-L)! THESE! YEARS! THE! (JAZZ!MAN)! *MIKE! SPENCE!

  8. mrmikespence1964

    "THE! LADY! JAZZ! SOUL! FUNK!MUSIC! LEGEND" THE! WONDERFUL! PHYLLIS! HYMAN! (PH)! SHE! IS! (ONE)! OF! THE! (G,O,A,T)! LADY! (ORAL-LERS)!!! SINGERS! IN! MY! OPINION! THE! OTHER! (G,O,A,T)!!! LADY! (ORAL-LERS)!!! SINGERS! ARE! FROM! THE! JAZZ! SOUL! FUNK!MUSIC! CATEGORY! THE! (M-USIC)!!! CATEGORY! CONSIDER! (YOURSEL-FS)!!! NOW! (IN-FORM-ED)!!! ON! THE! JAZZ! SOUL!FUNK! MUSIC! CATEGORY! THE! (M-USIC)!!! CATEGORY! I! (MADE)!!! THIS! IS! (REAL)!!! I! AM! BIASED! I! AM! THE! (ONE)! &! THE! (ON-LY)! THE! (JAZZ!MAN)! *MIKE! SPENCE!

  9. JUICYRED 70

    Love this boo so much.💋💋💋missing u my queen phyllis. U been gone 24 years today.June 30,1995 June 30,2019

  10. Craig McFadden

    I have this album, so much fun to listen to.

    mrmikespence1964

    GOOD! I! (ORIGINA-L-L-Y)!!! BROADCAST! THIS! (SUP-ERIOR)!!! JAZZ! SOUL! FUNK!MUSIC! CATEGORY! RECORDING! ON! (PIRATE)!!! JAZZ! SOUL! FUNK!MUSIC! CATEGORY! (ON-LY)! RADIO! (POSSIB-LY)!!! BEFORE! YOU! WERE! BORN! THE! (JAZZ!MAN)! *MIKE! SPENCE!

  11. Ziva Ritchie

    I marveled at her beauty when I was a girl. Her album covers and music was inspiration to a generation of young black girls.

  12. TheEditorialSuite

    "Are you good when you're bad?"

  13. Warrior Saint

    Brand new flava in ya ear!! U go girl!🎵🎵🎵

  14. Cilla C

    Phyllis really Hated this song.

  15. Cilla C

    Phyllis Hyman really didn't like this song. Fortunately, the producers convinced her it was a good fit for the album. Tru Story.

  16. Cilla C

    Phyllis hated this song...😂😂 but it was a good song rhythmically.

  17. Shortblock Flexinit

    We "rode the tiger" at the club all night long. Good times!

    Stormy D.

    And after last call elsewhere too!

  18. Juanita Martin

    I grew up on this! She was the business!!

    mrmikespence1964

    THE! WONDERFUL! SOUL! FUNK! JAZZ!MUSIC! LADY! (LEGEND)! PHYLIS! HYMAN! (PH)! SHE! IS! THE! BUSINESS! (NOW)! THE! (JAZZ!MAN)! *MIKE! SPENCE!

  19. Ernest Harlen

    Love this song,God Bless Phyllis Hyman

  20. mrmikespence1964

    "LADY! SOUL! & JAZZ!MUSIC! LEGEND" THE! (WONDERFUL-L)! PHYLLIS HYMAN! (PH)! ONE! OF "THE" (GREATEST)! LADY! SINGERS! (VOCAL-ISTS)! OF (ALL-TIME)!!! (THE! JAZZMAN)! *MIKE SPENCE!

  21. Keith Dixon

    Mess wit me you fall in Love...and i Did Phillis.

  22. Melody Sanger

    HAPPY 66TH BIRTHDAY SONGWRITER/PRODUCER NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN
    (APRIL 23, 2018)

  23. Warrior Saint

    Rrrrrideing the 🐅..love it!!

  24. Vince Silmon

    This one was a great on drag night! Da Jam!

  25. Vamp ليون

    LMAO Phyllis hated singing this song live lmao lmao

  26. Devin Summer

    This was my into to her as a kid I remember this was album it was in our family room and in my opinion this was her best album cover and best looks period! I was never a fan of those crowns and beyond dynasty shoulder pads

  27. Damien Hayes

    Summertime 2016 and 2017

  28. Damien Hayes

    Football and Basketball or traveling on the road

    mrmikespence1964

    "SOUL! FUNK! & JAZZMUSIC! RULES" THE! (JAZZMAN)! *MIKE SPENCE!

    mrmikespence1964

    FOR ME! IT IS! (BLACK! SUPREM-ACISM)!!! & ANYTHING! (EL-SE)!!! THAT "IS" (WORTH-WHILE)!!! DOING! WHILE! (LIST-ENING)!!! TO THIS! THE! SOUL!MUSIC! CATEGORY! & THE! QUEEN! OF (SOUL-MUSIC)!!! THE! (LOVE-LY)!!! PHYLISS HYMAN! (PH)! (THE! JAZZMAN)! *MIKE SPENCE!

  29. Damien Hayes

    i listen to this for 10 years since 2007

  30. Beth Dupont

    I was MAD MAD MAD about this song..way back when......and never did I dance so wild, crazy and energic as then....funny, I think it sounded more powerful then.....guess too much heavy rock got in the way....and later on...to much bad, nonsense muzak....anyway, ....the sweetest time, it was....♥ (and I was never into disco, at all...)

    Kade Sutherland

    This is not disco

  31. CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD !

    great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Litetorture

    I remember looking at my parents albums in the basement in the late 70's to the early 80's thinking that this lady is Badd!!!! And that voice and those beguiling looks she'd strike for her cover work.....gave me chills as a young girl and from that day to the present Ms. Pyllis Hyman, Teena Marie, Angie Bofil, Minnie Riperton and countless other women of that era were considered my "aunties" in my mind of course........RIP Always "Auntie Pyllis" thank you for the memories....XO-XO

  33. clobbyhops

    Narada !

  34. Raymond Clarke

    I saw phyllis live in Philadelphia opening for Franky Beverly and maze, as she was promoting this new lp.
    Phyllis was tall, beautiful, voluptuous, and all the other superlatives I can't think of right now but in that show site took her high heels off and rocked this song..BROTHER..I WAS DONE! WHEW....

    mrmikespence1964

    "SOUL!MUSIC! LEGENDS" THE! (JAZZMAN)! *MIKE SPENCE!

    Kenneth McCall

    Same show in DC that summer. I wanna say 91,92?

  35. Sheronda Gross

    One of my favorite song from this artist of music. She was one of the greatest.

    mrmikespence1964

    CORRECT! (THE! JAZZ!MAN)! *MIKE SPENCE!

    mrmikespence1964

    CORRECT! THE! (JAZZMAN)! *MIKE SPENCE!

  36. C J

    The very first song I ever heard by this beautiful lady and she was etched in my soul. Love how she compares herself to one of nature's most fierce and feared animals. I miss her presence in the music industry.

    mrmikespence1964

    THE "GODDESS" OF SOUL!FUNK! & JAZZ!MUSIC! IS RIGHT! TO "SAY" THIS! (THE! JAZZ!MAN)! *MIKE SPENCE!

  37. Ron C

    This song is AWESOME!!!!!!!

    mrmikespence1964

    "AWESOME! SOUL!MUSIC RULES" (THE! JAZZ!MAN)! *MIKE SPENCE!

    mrmikespence1964

    (AWE-SOME)! SOUL! FUNK! & JAZZMUSIC! IS (SUPREME-LY)! (AWE-SOME)! NOW! YOU KNOW! THE! (JAZZMAN)! *MIKE SPENCE!

  38. Stormy D.

    You weren't to mention this song around Phyllis.

    Kenneth McCall

    @Stormy D. lolol she would not sing it live

    Stormy D.

    @Futuristic Concepts I think it was because in that part of her Arista days they were trying to tell her what to do and make her a Whitney or Martha Wash and she wasn't having it and defiant. My guess is she didn't think the song was that bad (hell, she might have liked it herself) but it was just bad blood, bad memories.

    Stormy D.

    @yescarycan ......when you get on TV a week after your new album is released and tell everyone that you really don't like it........lol

    Stormy D.

    @Kenneth McCall She sang it to me on the phone. And the Lysol commercial too.

    yescarycan

    @Stormy D. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  39. TheEditorialSuite

    Narada.

  40. A-DUB-YA1984

    What a musical force Phyllis Hyman was....Wish she knew how loved and admired and respected she was as a woman and a singer. She truly had presence on and off stage and was a strong woman. My father said he met her in a hair salon here in my hometown of Pittsburgh PA and said that she was a commanding yet sweet presence. He also said she could crack jokes and make you laugh like nobody's business. Wish she found in life what she searching for. Rest In Peace, you beautiful lady of song.

    Azzedine AliaFan

    well said!

    quennia bemis

    A-DUB-YA1984 I truly love and miss this one great singer. The children of today could learn something about Real music from her.

  41. Cafe` Skype

    Still have the 45rpm (clean condition!) and missed my chance to date her because I was in awe of the big lady lol

  42. Mario Limon

    I Love Phyllis Hyman. I use to blast this song back in the 80's. Gone too soon and always missed. RIP in Peace Queen!

    mrmikespence1964

    GOOD! (THE! JAZZ!MAN)! *MIKE SPENCE!

  43. David Barrett

    THAT WAS MY FAVORITE MEGA JAM BACK IN THE 80s.

  44. Simon Smith

    RRRiding the tiger! Mess with me, you'll fall in love!
    Wow!
    I'd have loved the chance., to have got proper MMMessy!

  45. hlathiboy

    One of my all time fvourites

    mrmikespence1964

    SOUL! FUNK! & JAZZMUSIC! LIKE THIS! IS "THE" GREATEST! MUSIC! MADE! I! "MADE" THIS! THE! (JAZZMAN)! *MIKE SPENCE!

  46. Lungile Nhleko

    Narada Michael Walden messing up the drums.

    Angel Johnson

    Lungile Nhleko lol

  47. lepoetress

    I love this song by her and remember reading an article where she said "I/Phyllis Hyman had no business singing this song" or words to that effect. They played this a lot on the radio.

    sweetpeepauline

    One of my idols.

    lepoetress

    Mine too; I just loved her and her voice.

    David Stewart

    lepoetress I love this song one of my most favorite songs in her she's really wasn't music icon I live in Philly some years and seen her and concerts she was marvelous amazing and beautiful she will be always missed

    David Stewart

    Excuse me wrong print she was a musical icon

    mrmikespence1964

    "SOUL!FUNK! & JAZZ!MUSIC! IS THE! GREATEST! MUSIC!" (THE! JAZZ!MAN)! *MIKE SPENCE!

  48. Troy Draten

    I been lookin for this song but I forgot who made it thx for this post now I can go get it on iTunes hopefully. Thx again

    mrmikespence1964

    "JAZZ!SOUL! & FUNK!MUSIC! IS SUPREME" (THE! JAZZ!MAN)! *MIKE SPENCE!

  49. phil14true

    THIS SONG MADE ME BUY THE ALBUM.I LOVE IT!!!

  50. wandermusic27

    I haven't heard this in so long! I absolutely remembered this song back in 1983! Wow, time has really passed!

  51. nockanoo62

    I was at a concert in Philadelphia (Academy of Music) where she said she absolutely HATED this song. She sang a few bars and went on to something else. I always liked this song, I thought it was modern and representative of the R&B music of the time...

    Monica R

    nockanoo62 Awesome that you got to see her perform! I never knew she hated this song, but I always loved it and felt it just shows how versatile she was:)

    SkyGazer

    This was the first song I heard of hers...on the radio from a college station in Troy, NY. That voice just made me search... 35 years later, I must say she's my favorite female singer. It's a departure from her more emotional heartfelt tunes, but sure displays her talent and emotion.

  52. Menard Lancaster

    Ahh old voice. +1

  53. kevin lane

    ilike this song riding the tiger by late great phyllis hyman in1983 sign kevin david 427

  54. Bri Hightower

    funny how she said she hated this song....lol...SMH none other like her...R.I.P.

  55. phil14true

    There will never be another Phylis no female artist could touch Her I miss you Ms Hyman I'll see
    you in the next life can't waitIII

  56. SouLoveReal

    ...(cont)... among her true following it is said to be their
    favorite album (sorry for the way my 1st paragraph ended...
    oops). Also, as mentioned in her biography "Strength Of
    A Woman," that is the infamous 30-pound silver bugle-
    bead dress. In the photo she only appears to be sitting
    while wearing the dress. Actually, to get in that position,
    she had to have it unfastened in the back, and she's
    standing but leaning on a slanted cushioned couch;
    right leg supported by a foot stool.

  57. SouLoveReal

    This album, "The Goddess Of Love" was released in March of
    1983. I got to see Phyllis sing a hand full of the songs from the
    album the following April at the Circle Star Theatre in San Carlos,
    30 minutes south of San Francisco. She was the opening act
    for the Whispers. The promotional concerts for this album did
    not last as she not only COULD NOT STAND this song, but also
    prettyk-much despised the entire album. Yet... (cont)...
    their very favorite... Especially "Your Move, My Heart."

  58. SweetGeorgiaPeache

    @2009Denisem My pleausre, luv this lady,

  59. SweetGeorgiaPeache

    UR very welcome I love this song also...one of my fav

  60. Cass Baby

    love this song, thx for posting!