"Trace a Line" as written by Annie Hart, Erika Spring Forster and Heather Anne D'angelo....
Trace a line down my arm
Trace a line down

You'll be the end of me
You'll be the end of me

No one's here
And nothing's new
Trace a line from me to you

You'll be the end of me
You'll be the end of me

Getting drunk in taxi cabs
and writing names on backs of hands
Figuring how to get to you
We're making room for alibis
when something tells me telling lies
is only out of trying to be true
Will we never ever learn
that things can go from bad to worse
And worst of all we'd love it if they did
Knowing what you said to me
Beneath your breast so plain to me
be careful now, we're camping in a corner of the room

You'll be the end of me
You'll be the end of me

Lyrics submitted by lizclayton

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    General CommentA song to melt on sweetly :P
    To me the key for this song is set by the musical pitch :
    when the soft low keyed pipe organ( which could have as well been an accordion )
    gets in on a mellow linear soft tone then shifts down
    to an even more lower key , it rests there for a few seconds,
    the time it takes for one to feel and get into the emotion
    carrying the whole song. Without being entirely/strictly sad , the feeling is about to be set down ,
    it kind of says '' can't get much lower than that '' , so it softly gets up a bit (on a B minor ) and then the vocals confirm it as the voice gets in with the first lines '' trace a line, down my arm ,trace a line down...'' .
    The song then simply flows like a gentle sweet little river brought from a delicious tempo on which two main chords are carrying us , one minor / one major , tuned on the light mixture of the clear bitter/sweet feeling ( or potentially beyond this ) being expressed .

    In short , If you don't feel like literally melting when listening to this song, chances are you still have to realize your inner softness ; This essential yet hard to explain human-related self-improvement will hopefully for you happen one day , or even better ; in the Light of a Night .
    optimaljiveon January 02, 2010   Link

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