"Loose String" as written by and Jay Farrar....
One-way streets and square one
The answers don't come from any one direction
Not a care in the world, no better way to go
It's fine here, watching it go down
Half the trouble's in the asking
And I know you're not the kind to wait around
Taking chances with no intent to make a killing

Too much living is no way to die
Loose string
Find the pieces don't fit in
Loose string
Coming up for air again and again
Loose string
Too much living is no way to die

See the ground sinking 'round
Tomorrow's a card to play
Same old words heard in storms
Repeated doom
Too many rules, it will bleed you dry
Half the trouble's in the asking
And I know you're not the kind to wait around
Taking chances with no intent to make a killing

Too much living is no way to die
Loose string
Find the pieces don't fit in
Loose string
Coming up for air again and again
Loose string
Too much living is no way to die

Said you haven't seen it all
Just keep on searching for just one single reason
Half the trouble's in the asking
And I know you're not the kind to wait around
Taking chances with no intent to make a killing

Too much living is no way to die
Loose string
Find the pieces don't fit in
Loose string
Coming up for air again and again
Loose string
Loose string


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"Loose String" as written by Jay Farrar

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    General CommentI think this song is about shedding responsibilities, and straying from the straight and narrow. Now I can't figure out whether or not he's encouraging or discouraging that notion (i.e., "Too may rules, it'll bleed you dry" -- "Too much living is no way to day"). Perhaps he is suggesting finding the perfect balance between the two.

    At any rate, this is my favorite song on "Trace". I love how the tempo and Farrar's vocals soften up on the chorus, diverting from the toe-tapping verses and even more upbeat pre-chorus. It's a brilliantly built song.
    mudstaindon May 28, 2006   Link

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