"Lifeline" as written by and Gordon Lightfoot....
I was in some timeless place;
Timeless face; my embrace
Held empty air and empty space,
All on a sunny day.

She lived by the bounding main.
To Baltimore, I took a plane.
An East Coast lady lit my flame
All on a sunny day.

I was in some dreamless sleep
Where angels watch as lovers leap;
Some of them landed on their feet,
Living the lifeline straight.

She was like the breath of spring
When flowers grow and robins sing,
Keeping me from the pouring rain
All on a summer's day.

There's a lifeline that I know
And it holds me back and lets me go.
Whatever I do, I don't live my lifeline straight.

So it goes as lifetimes pass,
From heart to mind and back again.
My restlessness becomes a flame,
Letting my lifeline show.

She stood by the boundless tide,
Afraid to ride, afraid to hide,
Letting her conscience be her guide,
Needing a lifeline so.

I was in some aimless state
Where lovers meet while angels wait.
With gifts of time, they hesitate
All on a sunny day.

She lived by the bounding main.
From Baltimore, I took a train.
An East Coast lady lit my flame
All on a summer's day.

There's a lifeline in my soul
And it holds me back and lets me go.
I'm in love, so I've been told,
Letting the lifeline stay.

I've got a heartline in the air,
And if you listen for me, you'll find me there.
Whatever I do, I don't live my lifeline straight.





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    Song MeaningThis song is about actively searching for and finding love. The lifeline it refers to is in palmistry (fortune telling through reading the palm). A straight lifeline was thought to mean a life full of romantic timidness whereas a curved lifeline would mean a life full of passion.

    So by saying "I don't live my lifeline straight" it means he takes chances and perhaps gets hurt, but is always fully immersed in the pursuit and finding of love.
    clementsmon March 16, 2011   Link

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