"Fine Line" as written by Marshall B. Mathers Iii and Luis Edgardo Resto....
A one, two

There is a fine line
Between recklessness and courage
It's about time
You understood which road to take
It's a fine line
When your decision makes a difference
Get it wrong, you'll be making a big mistake

[Chorus:]
Come on brother
All is forgiven
We all cried when you were driven away
Come on brother
Everything is better
Everything is better
When you come home and stay

Whatever's more important to you
You've got to choose what you want to do
Whatever's more important to be
That's the view that you've got to see

There is a long way
Between chaos and creation
If you don't say
Which one of these you're gonna choose
It's a long way
And in every contradiction
Seems to say
It's a game you are bound to lose

[Chorus]

Come on back, come on back
Come on back to me

It's a fine line
It's a fine line
Whatever's more important to you
It's a fine line
You've got to choose what you want to do
It's a fine line
Whatever's more important to be
It's a fine line
Well, that's the view that you've got to see

It's a fine line
It's a fine line
It's a fine line
It's a fine line
It's a fine line
It's a fine line


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"Fine Line" as written by Paul Mccartney

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    General CommentNot one comment??? Good song, just like the McCartney of old
    Tempus Fugiton March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI kinda like to think its making peace(or something) with John Lennon/maybe Yoko Ono(?)

    But thats just what I like to think, I really have no idea. Great song though. : ]]
    strwbry_galon August 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe it's

    "Come home brother"
    turkoizdogon September 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIndeed it is Truko. Corrected now.
    Jeffyhashon January 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfeel like he's totally talkin to john lennon in this song. which makes the story all that more poigniant. and one of the reasons why i like this album alot.
    stayfreshicelandon October 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAm I the only one that takes the "Come Home Brother" lyric very literally? I mean to me it just seems to be aimed at his brother Michael (although I wouldn't know why).

    Mind you, Sir Paul McCartney has always stated that a lot of his songs aren't aimed at anybody in particular. For me this song is also quite similar to "She's Leaving Home".
    sctson February 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is possibly about John Lennon and I was hoping to come here and find loads of speculation. Unfortunately I didn't. It's okay. I love this song. I'm just gonna say I think it's about John Lennon and the Beatles because I do.
    iliketoeatappleson November 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it's aimed toward himself. After all, with this album Paul hit a new peak, it's like he's finally back on form after Linda's death and all that stuff.

    Sounds like standing up again.
    Santiagofon May 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song was directed at british prime minister Tony Blair. I think Paul, like a lot of Brits, felt that Tony Blair was pressured into military action by President Bush and the U.S. I think this song is to him, telling him that it is okay to admit a mistake, try to correct it and move on.
    MrsHippyon May 30, 2015   Link

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