[Chali 2na]
Yo, this is a lesson in friendship
The depths of a kinship
What women and men begin with, and then slip
My pen drips
As I scribble my thoughts on thin strips
Of emotion
A fraction, seduction, attraction
Eruption of passion
Corrupts if a lasted friendship's involved
But love to cross the line
But that's why we built these walls

[Chorus: Nelly Furtado]
We been friends for a long time, a very close friend of mine
Love you like you was mine, but respect a thin line
I love you like you was mine, think about you all the time
Very close friend of mine, but respect a thin line

Opposite's attract
When the female and male come in contact
Sticky situation in fact
Trying not to let the feelings catch
But there's a thin line between both of y'all
So you respect that
And entertain the idea, but get brought back
To reality, and could you really live with that?
Decision, based on intuition
You love and keep your distance
Hug and kiss in friendship

[Marc 7]
An ongoing kinship, we was people to begin with
Disrespect was not intended
But your feelings sparked the sentence
Sometimes you're too intense in your quest to invent
The perfect man, please understand, my rhyme is your repent

[Chorus: x2]

Man, too bad that we became friends first
I'm not on expert on how relationships should work
But, (echos) from the minute it as known
It changed the whole tone on how we spoke on the phone
Yo, it was cool but I felt it wasn't enough
And I was stuck when your moms would pick it up
Over you, all my buddies would swoon
But I felt we were in tune, you let me up in your room. (Damn)
But to me girl, you're still off limits
No matter all the times that I hinted (Yo, what you doing after this?)
Infatuation was authentic, but yo I just pretended
So I wouldn't lose the friendship
Maybe, I should spill all my guts
Or write a letter, then tear it up
Or do a song, just to say what's up
I want, just, a touch

[Chorus: x2]

[Nelly Furtado]
I can't do this anymore
See my heart just spills out when you walk in the door
Friendship turns into lust and this only tip
That I can't comprehend even if I knew it
Can't do justice to these things that I'm feeling
You got someone else, don't want to be caught stealing
Hell if she knew she would never leave us alone
In the room

[Chali 2na]
This was a lesson in friendship
I stress in this sentence
Should women and men be friends first?
And then slip?
My pen drips as I scribble my thoughts on thin strips
Of devotion

Opposites attract
And best friends make a perfect match
If you only knew that
Once you cross, ain't no turning back
The minute you let him in it and he hit that
That's that

[Marc 7]
We was people to begin with, but you was too relentless
Jeopardizing kinship, respect is intended
Resolve is my intent
While we got it in
I'm trying to salvage a friendship

[Chorus: x2]

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Thin Line Lyrics as written by Charles Stepney Richard Rudolph

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  • +1
    General Commenttoo true.
    milescltrnon February 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbasicly talking about contreversy between best friends (male/Female)dating and how they feel about eachother
    Numinuson October 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbrillaint tune, and so right! self explainitory and one i can defo relate to, wish i'd listeened to this song before i crossed that line!
    hunnybee4uon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti reckon this songs talks bout best friends who have stronger feelings for one and other but cannot be in a relationship because it will ruin their friendship. BEST SONG EVER!!
    mill_burkieon June 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow, this is a great song. almost anyone could relate to these lyrics.
    summervolcomstarson July 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, I love this song so much. I think most people can relate to it as well.
    kmk_natashaon July 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentZaakirs part in this song is ill, this whole song is dope, but i can def relate to Zaakirs part, cause ive gone through many relationships with good friends that i now regret and wish i could go back and not cross the line that i did
    God Im Stonedon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTop 3 J5 song!
    360degreeson August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a perfect description of what plays through your mind when you suddenly realize that the feelings for a friend of the opposite sex run deeper than you thought.

    "But Yo, I just pretended / So I wouldn't lose the friendship."
    Joeneon November 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of my friend and i, we are pretty good friends and we were always kind of attracted to eachother and we hooked up but we are both a little scared of comintment so we dont no what we should do...
    joe58on January 19, 2007   Link

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