"We Walk The Same Line" as written by and Tracey Thorn....
If you lose your faith, babe
You can have mine
And if you're lost I'm right behind
'Cause we walk the same line

Now I don't have to tell you
How slow the night can go
I know you've watched for the light

And I bet you could tell me
How slowly four follows three
And you're most forlorn
Just before dawn

And so, if you loose your faith, babe
You can have mine
And if you're lost I'm right behind
'Cause we walk the same line

When it's dark, baby
There's a light out shinin'
And if you're lost I'm right behind
Cause we walk the same line

And I don't need remindin'
How loud the phone can ring
When you're waiting for news

And that big old moon
Lights every corner of the room
Your back aches from lying
And your head aches from crying

And so, if you loose your faith, babe
You can have mine
And if you're lost I'm right behind
'Cause we walk the same line

When it's dark, baby
There's a light out shinin'
And if you're lost I'm right behind
'Cause we walk the same line

And if these troubles should vanish
Like rain at midday
Well I've no doubt there'll be more

And we can't run and we can't cheat
'Cause baby when we meet
What we're afraid of
We find out what we're made of

And so, if you loose your faith, babe
You can have mine
And if you're lost I'm right behind
'Cause we walk the same line

When it's dark, baby
There's a light out shinin'
And if you're lost I'm right behind
'Cause we walk the same line

And if you're lost I'm right behind
Cause we walk the same line

Walk the same line

And if you're lost I'm right behind
'Cause we walk the same line


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"We Walk the Same Line" as written by Tracey Thorn

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    General CommentThe refrain must begin, "If you LOSE your faith"; the question is loss, not release.
    RevAKMAon May 06, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationDefinitely should be spelled with one "O" not 2.
    To me, this song is simply about someone telling a friend that they understand loneliness and how the night can drag when you can't sleep. She's on the same path and offers comfort only insofar as she's saying there's another lonely person right there with you. So she is offering her faith if the person she is singing to loses theirs. I'm a little unsure about the use of the phrase "you can have mine." That seems to imply that she has no use for it herself. Contrast that with saying "I'll give you mine" which would be a little more helpful and hopeful. And having no use for it would mean that the singer has given up, whatever faith she has is useless to her. This is supported by the 4th to last stanza:
    And if these troubles
    should vanish like rain on midday
    well I've no doubt there'll be more.

    The sky might be clear now but the rain clouds will be back, don't worry.

    Pretty much a downer of a song, I guess. Hey you're alone, I know what it's like, don't worry, so am I but don't expect being alone together to make you feel less alone.
    ojamaaon June 10, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song was written solely (at least credited solely to) by Tracey Thron, and deals with the diagnosis and struggle that her partner (Ben Watt) went through with regards to Churg-Strauss syndrome, a disease that would nearly take his life. Read his autobiography / memoir ("Patient", 1997) for more on that itself, but at the time this album was recorded and released (1993/1994) it wasn't quite common knowledge.

    Listen to this song again, but look at it not from Thorn's perspective (offering support to her partner (now husband)) but from the perspective of the patient. Up all night, unable to sleep, sick with worry. (I don't have to tell you how slow the night can go. I know you've watched for the light. And I bet you could tell me how slowly four follows three, and you're most forlorn just before dawn)

    Or the agony of waiting for some news or prognosis, knowing that it could be your last. (And I don't need reminding how loud the phone can ring when you're waiting for news. And that big old moon lights every corner of the room. Your back aches from lying and your head aches from crying.)

    This is a touching song of support, a public airing of undying love from one partner (Thorn) to another (Watt) - and it couldn't be more beautiful if it tried. If you lose your faith, you can have (read: SHARE) mine - we walk the same line.
    beeawwbon September 05, 2013   Link

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