"One Line" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
Do you remember the first kiss?
Star shooting across the sky
To come to such a place as this
You never left my mind

I'm watching from the wall
As in the streets we fight
This world all gone to war
All I need is you tonight

And I draw a line
To your heart today
To your heart from mine
A line to keep us safe

All through the rising sun
All through the circling years
You were the only one
Who could have brought me here

And I draw a line
To your heart today
To your heart from mine
One line to keep us safe
And I draw a line
To your heart today
To your heart from mine
And pray to keep us safe

Watch the stars now moving
Across the sky
Keep this feeling
Safe tonight


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"One Line" as written by Polly Harvey

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  • +1
    General Commentthom yorke sings backing, as he does on "Beautiful Feeling." He also dueted on "This Mess We're In"
    boss_2kon May 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty sweet song about being in love and having someone help you through all the hard things in life.
    ohsoquieton May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh god, this song is amazing. addicting. i love the first line.
    reminds me of my ex tho. :-/
    maggotbrainon March 17, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"And I draw a line
    To your heart today
    To your heart from mine
    A line to keep us safe"

    So simple, yet effective.
    tigerareyouthereon June 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was featured on a Gilmore Girls episode once.
    cityondown78on March 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song beautifully conveys the feeling of separated lovers who cherish the moment in time that they had together.
    Sadie Rohmon October 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favourite Pj song.. I think its about this comfort zone you get when you love someone.. there can be madness all around you but with them your alright and nothing can harm you. It also shows some vulnerability a relationship can have.. that maybe theres an area that can't be protected.. it echos a weary feeling of trust and distrust.. safety and boundaries. I find it gloomy and romantic at the same time.
    lemona9on October 04, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIts about doing drugs with your lover. The first kiss is literal and metaphorical of the first rush, the best high. I see the lines meaning cutting up lines for each other and also meaning the lines and boundaries you cross as the relationship with drugs and your partner declines. It gets scary sometimes in love and drugs and you try to draw lines to keep each other safe. Its a metaphor i think between getting high and the rush of love. The ending is the best . I think its the high of the song. It sounds all very heroin induced
    LittleFolkieGurlon January 17, 2012   Link

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