Love That Breaks All Lines
Trey Anastasio Lyrics


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Now...
You left the solid wall behind
To lead the balance of below
Now you left the solid wall behind
To lead the balance of below
Love that breaks all lines...
Love that breaks all lines...
Unseen, a time to break your mind
To see the shadow of the signs
And watch the water fall alone
To see the center of the road
Unlined...
Unwavered and unfree
Undone to love, the same as me
Unturned, untaken and all alone
Unseen, another chance to understand the movements
In the corners of your mind...
To see the balance of behind




And walk the centerline alone
Love that breaks all lines...

Overall Meaning

The song "Love That Breaks All Lines" by Trey Anastasio is a poetic exploration of personal transformation and the power of love to overcome boundaries and limitations. The lyrics open with an image of the singer leaving behind the "solid wall" of their former life and venturing into the unknown, seeking a new balance or equilibrium. The repetition of the phrase "love that breaks all lines" suggests that this quest is driven by a desire for something truly transformative, something that transcends all boundaries and limitations.


As the song continues, the imagery becomes more abstract, with references to unseen forces and the idea of "breaking your mind" to see the "shadow of the signs." The line "watch the water fall alone" could be interpreted as a metaphor for the way that life flows forward, regardless of our individual efforts to hold it back or control it. The chorus, with its insistent repetition of the idea of "love that breaks all lines," reinforces the idea that transformative change often requires a powerful force to break through our self-imposed limitations and help us see the world in a new way.


Line by Line Meaning

You left the solid wall behind
You have abandoned your safe place of comfort and familiarity


To lead the balance of below
To guide the equilibrium of what is hidden beneath the surface


Love that breaks all lines...
The kind of love that surpasses all boundaries and barriers


Unseen, a time to break your mind
An opportunity that lies hidden, to challenge and expand your cognitive limits


To see the shadow of the signs
To perceive the subtle hints and indications, hidden in the background


And watch the water fall alone
To witness the cascade of emotions, by yourself


To see the center of the road
To discover the middle path that balances all extremes


Unlined...
Without any separations or boundaries


Unwavered and unfree
Holding steadfast and uncontrolled by any external influence


Undone to love, the same as me
Untied, unbound, and brought together by the same kind of love as I am


Unturned, untaken and all alone
Unexplored, untouched, and without any companionship


Unseen, another chance to understand the movements
Another hidden opportunity to grasp the dynamics and actions


In the corners of your mind...
In the secluded regions of your thoughts and consciousness


To see the balance of behind
To perceive the state of equilibrium that existed in the past


And walk the centerline alone
To tread the middle road without any company


Love that breaks all lines...
The kind of love that surpasses all boundaries and barriers




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