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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    It's about lovers fighting, and her reaching out as she sees his inner torment.

    Just sent this song to someone whom I want to love out of his pain and confusion, let our bodies speak as we have no words for our pain and fear, let tenderness rule to create the trust we both need. I want to walk through the woods with him, want to make love with him out in the cold autumn nights under the stars, Sometimes I never want to speak again, as there is no language for what I feel with him. And I really see no way of ever beeing fully happy in this life without him at my side. I've loved before, but never thought I would feel this way about anyone..

    Theremin85on September 28, 2019   Link
  • 0
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    pretty sweet song about being in love and having someone help you through all the hard things in life.

    ohsoquieton May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    oh god, this song is amazing. addicting. i love the first line. reminds me of my ex tho. :-/

    maggotbrainon March 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    thom 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
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    "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
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    This song was featured on a Gilmore Girls episode once.

    cityondown78on March 26, 2006   Link
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    This 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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    this 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
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    Its 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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