A Very Fine Line

from by Andy Revkin

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A song about life's close calls.

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Very Fine Line music and lyrics by Andrew Revkin

It’s a very fine line between winning and losing.
A very fine line between living and dying.
A very fine line between loving and leaving.
Most of your life you spend walking a very fine line.

Five out of six Lotto numbers won’t win you a dime.
If that driver ahead is a nut you may soon be flying.
Girl’s out the door if you say right things at the wrong time.
Most of your life you spend walking a very fine line.

Chorus:

It’s a very fine line that you’ve got to walk.
Gotta watch every word when you make small talk.
Gotta watch every step or you’ll find yourself crazy and crying.
Most of your life you spend walking a very fine line. A very fine line.


It’s a very fine line between loony and sane.
A very fine line between a loss and a gain.
A very fine line between pleasure and pain.
Most of your life you spend walking a very fine line.

People you think are a genius are this far from bent.
President blows an election by half a percent.
We all know love hurts but we try it again and again.
We know that the line between love and despair is so thin.

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:

Winning and losing – a very fine line.
Living and dying – a very fine line.
Loving and leaving – a very fine liiiiine.

Loony and sane – a very fine line.
Loss and a gain – a very fine line.
Pleasure and pain – a very fine liiiiine…

Repeat Chorus

credits

from A Very Fine Line, released November 28, 2013
Features Joe Johnson on electric guitar (the whimsical slide licks were recorded on George Harrison’s birthday), Joel Diamond on keyboards, Al Hemberger on bass and Eric Starr, drums. Harmonies are by my friends from Motherlode Trio -- Stacy Labriola, Patti Pelican and Terry Textor Platz. I play guitar.

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Andy Revkin Garrison, New York

Best known for his environmental journalism and books, Andy Revkin has long been a performing songwriter (here seen on the Clearwater; photo by Susan English).

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