"The Circle Married The Line" as written by and Brian Lebarton Leslie Feist....
I know it'll need to go from good to worse
Living in the past begins the ending first
All I want is a horizon line
Get some clarity following signs
I'll keep on the path that leads up to the clearing
Keep some distance while the words comes in so near and
Then I'll head out to horizon lines
Get some clarity ocean-side

Realize what you know that you know by now that
First light was, last light was alright when
The circle married the line
First light was, last light was alright when
The circle married the line

Even from the way he is near me
Making me unending teary
Makes me remember the things that I forgot
It's as much what it is as what it is not
In a room sleeping so peacefully
Fall away from him to be less than lee
All we need is a horizon line
Get some clarity following signs

Realize what you know that you know by now that
Realize what you know that you know by now that

First light was, last light was alright when
The circle married the line
First light was, last light was alright when
The circle married the line
First light was, last light was alright when
The circle married the line
First light was, last light was alright when
The circle married the line

First light was, last light was alright when
The circle married the line
First light was, last light was alright when
The circle married the line


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"The Circle Married the Line" as written by Brian Lebarton Leslie Feist

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    General CommentMy impression is that the title is referring to a rising or setting sun. First light, last light, when the circle married the line is when the sun is on the horizon. Its about getting away to that place where you can clear your head and see where things begin and where they end.
    souvenirson December 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWow thanks for the effort. Love this song and was dying to know what she says.

    I think the second line is:
    Living in the past begins the ending first

    The third paragraph is super hard to hear anything. No idea what an amenity ring could be. I thought that line was:
    Even from the way you still me
    Making it a many tearing
    or
    Even from the way you steal me
    Making me abandon it, tearing

    And then later I get:
    In a room sleeping so peacefully
    Far away from them do be less- (than we?)
    jesucioon September 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis one is pretty self explanatory. The circle and the line represent people that are in a relationship and are two complete opposites. The relationship is floundering and she's asking for some kind of sign to show them where to go next. She's expecting them to break up, looking for a horizon line, because they are clearly having troubles as just him being near her makes her feel like crying and she's looking for a way out.
    clairemoon December 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with clairemo. To expand, I think the circle represents an individual who is closed in some way and the line is an open individual.
    j0hnmanon December 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionIn the science fiction novella, "Flatland," the inhabitants of a 2-dimmensional world are geometric shapes. It has been popular among mathematicians and scientists since it was written in 1884. In this work men are various kinds of squares, triangles and circles. Circles are an enlightend arstocracy.

    Women are lines and are dangerous as they can stab men when they walk head-on into them accidentaly or on purpose.
    jimnuaeabhracon December 28, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI love it because there are so many meanings (and I think they are all meant to be there)
    First the circle and line representing two people who are quite different. I would think of the line as a rigid male character and the circle is a more flexible female. But then also:
    Second I thought it might be referring to sex (think about it....) Feist often has references to sex and it would be cute to be saying everything is alright when it's morning or evening and we have sex.
    Third I realised the whole sun setting/rising on the horizon thing.

    Basically she's on some sort of sea-side sojourn and 'following signs', she takes the sign of the circle meeting the line on the horizon, as meaning that she and her lover are meant to be together despite their differences.
    josie164on February 14, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust curious as to what "less than lee" means. Any ideas? It's an odd/off statement.
    driftingdreameron June 28, 2012   Link

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