Where Do We Draw The Line?

Where Do We Draw The Line is a song from the 2008 album, Revolution Roulette, by Finnish rock band Poets of the Fall. I heard both the song, and the band, for the very first time when fellow blogger Poietes concluded her very powerful “… how the gravity of Nature and the silence startle you, when you stand face to face with her, undistracted, before a barren ridge” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe post with it on Tuesday.

I simply haven’t been able to get it out of my head since…

On your palm an endless wonder
Lines that speak the truth without a sound
In your eyes awaits the tireless hunger
Already looks for prey to run down

So why do we keep up this charade,
and how do we tell apart the time to leave from the time to wait?

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So why don’t we join the masquerade,
before it all falls apart, before our love becomes insatiate?

What does tomorrow want from me?
What does it matter what I see?
If I can’t choose my own design,
Tell me where do we draw the line?

What does tomorrow want from me?
What does it matter what I see?
If we all walk behind the blind,
Tell me where do we draw the line,
Tell me where do we draw the line?

AZLyrics.com

More at PoetsOfTheFallBand on YouTube and The Official Poets of the Fall Website

I mean, seriously, is there a better testament to the state of our world today?

BTW, if you’re a fan of the TV series Supernatural, there’s another really good video for this song that features footage of the back-story behind that series. Of course, one could argue that our persistent belief in things like the supernatural is why our world seems so much like Hell in the first place.

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Just sayin, at least that’s where my line is drawn…

I want ice water.

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37 thoughts on “Where Do We Draw The Line?

    • As my “The LowDown” box says, “I Want Ice Water is a mixture of humor & seriousness that reflects my own personal philosophy of life.” My attempt at being a ‘Jack Of All Trades’ may not be working as well as I’d hoped, but I’m like those old Avis Car Rental ads: I Try Harder! πŸ˜‰

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