Living on a Thin Line

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The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies in 1964. Categorised in the United States as a British Invasion band, the Kinks are recognised as one of the most important and influential rock groups of the era. Their music was influenced by a wide range of genres, including rhythm and blues, British music hall, folk and country. Ray Davies (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Dave Davies (lead guitar, vocals) remained members throughout the group's 32-year run. Original members Pete Quaife (bass guitar, vocals) and Mick Avory (drums and percussion) were replaced by John Dalton in 1969 and Bob Henrit in 1984, respectively. Dalton was in turn replaced by Jim Rodford in 1978. Keyboardist Nicky Hopkins accomp… more »

All the stories have been told 
Of kings and days of old, 
But there's no England now. 
All the wars that were won and lost, 
Somehow don't seem to matter very much anymore. 
All the lies we were told, 
All the lies of the people running round, 
They're castles have burned. 
I see change, 
But inside we're the same as we ever were. 

Living on a thin line, 
Tell me now, what are we supposed to do? 
Living on a thin line, 
Tell me now, what are we supposed to do? 

Living on a thin line, 
Living this way, each day is a dream. 
What am I, what are we supposed to do? 
Living on a thin line, 
Tell me now, what are we supposed to do? 

Now another century nearly gone, 
What are we gonna leave for the young? 
What we couldn't do, what we wouldn't do, 
It's a crime, but does it matter? 
Does it matter much, does it matter much to you? 
Does it ever really matter? 
Yes, it really, really matters. 

Living on a thin line, 
Tell me now, what are we supposed to do? 
Living on a thin line, 
Tell me now, what are we supposed to do? 

Now another leader says: 
"Break their hearts and break some heads". 
Is there nothing we can say or do? 
Blame the future on the past, 
Always lost in bloody guts. 
And when they're gone, it's me and you. 

Living on a thin line, 
Tell me now, what are we supposed to do? 
Living on a thin line, 
Tell me now, what are we supposed to do? 
Living on a thin line.

Written by: DAVE DAVIES

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