"Always On This Line" as written by and Blasko/cranny....
As the day turns to night
Under these suburban skies
Think of all willing lies, of cutting ties,
The emptiness,

At first light, first sight,
The world seems like a miracle,
But try to hold it in your hands
And watch it get away,
Oh the ugliness of fate,

When you're always on this line,
When you're always on this line,
You could've crossed a million times,
But you're always on this line,
Oh, put your hands up,
Claim your crime,
'Cause you never had the time,
You still get to work just fine,
When you're always on this line

But it's alright, it's okay,
When there's excuses in your way,
You can try, just make it up,
Settle down but don't look up,

At first bite, first lie,
The world seems like it serves you well,
But try to catch it in your hands,
Treating it like a slave of the emptiness you crave,

When you're always on this line,
When you're always on this line,
You could've crossed a million times,
But you're always on this line,
Oh, put your hands up,
Claim your crime,
'Cause you never had the time,
You still get to work just fine,
When you're always on this line,

Oh, it might be unkind of me to make you feel bad,
It might be a shame of me to treat you like that,
When there's everything you've worked for in your life,
On this line,

When you're always on this line,
When you're always on this line,
You could've crossed a million times,
But you're always on this line,
Oh, put your hands up,
Claim your crime,
'Cause you never had the time,
You still get to work just fine,
When you're always on this line


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    General Commentmy favourite song from 'what the sea wants, the sea will have'.

    it sums up her music pretty well: delicate, unassuming, and beeeautiful.

    the video is awesome. marry me sarah b.
    see_pruneon November 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgorgeous song.

    i think it might be a person who doesn't take chances, or opportunities. they're always in the same place, not moving. and they make excuses for not progressing, but inside they realise that it's their own fault that they are on that line. "settle down but don't look up" - but they are, ignorantly, content being in that place - but if they look forward, to what might have been, they will only be disappointed.
    the little bridge part ("it might be a shame of me..") is the protagonist (the onlooker) realising that they should probably stop pushing this person to progress, because they realise that this person is afraid that if they move, they might lose everything.

    yeah, i adore the video. the colours, it's very sweet and clever.
    meg;on July 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song.
    mogssaion September 17, 2010   Link

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