The Line
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
To see the love that breaks all lines
To see the 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 center line alone

Love that breaks all lines
To see the love that breaks all lines
To see the love that breaks all lines

Love that breaks all lines
To see the love that breaks all lines
To see the love that breaks all lines

And understand the movements
In the corners of your mind
To see the balance of behind
And walk the center line alone

Love that breaks all lines
To see the love that breaks all lines
To see the love that breaks all lines

Love that breaks all lines
To see the love that breaks all lines
To see the love that breaks all lines

Love that breaks all lines




To see the love that breaks all lines
To see the love that breaks all lines

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "The Line" by Trey Anastasio invite listeners to reflect on the idea of leaving behind familiar walls and embracing the unknown, represented by the "balance of below." This can be interpreted as stepping out of one's comfort zone and embracing new experiences and challenges. The repetition of "love that breaks all lines" suggests a powerful force that transcends conventional boundaries, perhaps symbolizing a profound and transformative form of love that defies limitations.


The imagery of breaking lines and seeing beyond surface-level appearances is further emphasized in the lines "unseen, a time to break your mind, to see the shadow of the signs." This could suggest a call to look beyond the obvious and delve deeper into the unseen aspects of life and relationships. The mention of watching water fall alone and seeking the center of the road could symbolize solitude and introspection in the search for clarity and purpose.


The repeated references to being unlined, unwavered, and untaken evoke a sense of resilience and self-assurance in the face of challenges and uncertainties. The idea of being "all alone" can be interpreted not as loneliness, but as a state of self-sufficiency and independence. The lyrics also touch on the theme of understanding the movements within one's own mind and finding balance between past and present, as represented by the center line.


The final lines of the song emphasize the recurring motif of love that transcends boundaries and limitations. The repeated chorus and call to "see the love that breaks all lines" suggest a deep longing for connection and a yearning to experience a love that is powerful enough to overcome obstacles and barriers. The overall message of the song seems to be one of self-discovery, resilience, and the transformative power of love that defies all constraints.




Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: Ernest Anastasio

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