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Dry mouth, push it out, I can hear my heart pound, a hero’s what I’m not
Voices scream, flashes flare, frozen as the people stare, my crucifixion shot

Friends were electric on the western side while triangles were shifting on the floor
Squeezing out the breath that I don’t have, they’re quiet now, they only want to more

And you step to the line
And you step to the line

Every shot I've taken has led me to this moment since I was four feet high
Big D is watching, I remember what he taught me, don’t let him see you cry

And you step to the line
And you step to the line

Try to see your future from the line
And you’re clinging to the notion you’ll be fine
But the circle’s getting smaller all the time
Try to see your future from the line
And you’re clinging to the notion you’ll be fine
But the circle’s getting smaller all the time

Dry mouth, push it out, I can hear my heart pound, a hero’s what I’m not
Voices scream, flashes flare, frozen as the people stare, my crucifixion shot

And you step to the line
And you step to the line

You try to see your future from the line
Clinging to the notion you’ll be fine
But the circle’s getting smaller all the time
You try to see your future from the line
And you’re clinging to the notion you’ll be fine
But the circle’s getting smaller all the time
You try to see your future from the line
You’re clinging to the notion you’ll be fine
But the circle’s getting smaller all the time
You try to see your future from the line
Clinging to the notion you’ll be fine
But the circle’s getting smaller


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    General CommentSong meaning: Don't miss your shot!
    inourdron August 20, 2014   Link
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    General CommentSongs with imagery and metaphor are really about all of us-- the listener and how we hear the lyrics.

    This song has basketball imagery, but all the stage fright / lightshow imagery makes this song seem like it's coming from a place of personal experience. The triangles on the floor and electric fans on the west (stage "west" or audience "west?" "Page side?" "Mike Side? are probably live show images -- spinning triangles of light moving across the floor are pretty common lighting effects.

    So for me, stepping to the line is going out on stage, facing the future with sobriety, with fear, and with excitement. The song that follows, Devotion to a Dream, carries on this theme.
    joejefferyCTon September 27, 2014   Link

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