Down the Line
Beach Fossils Lyrics


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I don't want your Wall Street
Don't got no degree
Written on the concrete
A-C-A-B
Couldn't really tell you
What I'm tryin' to find
Everyone's so boring
Makes me wanna lose my mind

So call me up tonight
If you need somewhere to get out of the light
These days I feel like I do nothin' right
So come with me and we'll go down the line

I'm thinking of you fondly
When I'm on the train
I really hate your poetry
You hate mine the same

So call me up tonight
If you need somewhere to get out of the light
These days I feel like I do nothin' right
So come with me and we'll go down the line





These days I feel like I do nothin' right
So come with me and we'll go down the line

Overall Meaning

Beach Fossils's song Down the Line is a commentary on feeling directionless and unsatisfied with the status quo. The opening lines "I don't want your Wall Street, Don't got no degree" suggest a disdain for the traditional path of success and conformity. The lyrics "Written on the concrete, A-C-A-B" can be read as an acknowledgment of systemic injustice and the frustration with the current state of society. The line "Everyone's so boring, Makes me wanna lose my mind" highlights the mundanity of everyday life, which can lead to feeling unfulfilled and restless.


The chorus, "So call me up tonight, If you need somewhere to get out of the light," serves as an invitation to escape the pressures of society and seek refuge in each other's company. The lines "I'm thinking of you fondly, When I'm on the train" suggest a longing for connection and a desire for meaningful relationships. The lyrics "You hate mine the same" suggest a mutual understanding and acceptance of each other's flaws.


The closing line "These days I feel like I do nothing right, So come with me and we'll go down the line" can be interpreted as a call for companionship and support in times of uncertainty and self-doubt. The "line" could represent life's journey, with its twists and turns, and the need for someone to navigate it with.


Line by Line Meaning

I don't want your Wall Street
I don't want to be associated with or influenced by the greed and corruption of Wall Street.


Don't got no degree
I don't have a formal education or university degree.


Written on the concrete, A-C-A-B
A-C-A-B stands for All Cops Are Bastards and is a message against police brutality and systemic racism written on the concrete.


Couldn't really tell you, what I'm tryin' to find
I'm not exactly sure what it is that I'm looking for in life.


Everyone's so boring, makes me wanna lose my mind
I find most people to be uninteresting and it's starting to drive me crazy.


So call me up tonight, if you need somewhere to get out of the light
If you want to escape the bright, oppressive nature of society, call me and I'll offer a place of refuge.


These days I feel like I do nothin' right
I feel like I'm not living up to my potential and I question my ability to succeed.


So come with me and we'll go down the line
Let's go together and explore the unknown future, even if we don't know where we're headed.


I'm thinking of you fondly, when I'm on the train
Even when we're apart, I still think about you and cherish our memories together.


I really hate your poetry, you hate mine the same
We might not always agree on everything, but we can still appreciate each other's differences and quirks.




Lyrics © Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
Written by: James Dustin Payseur

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