Who Sang Living on a Thin Line? The Kinks

The Kinks Word of Mouth cover art
Credits
publisher: ©CARLIN AMERICA INC
writers: Dave Davies
release date: 1984-11-19
genres: Rock
styles: Rock & Roll/Pop Rock
length: 4:10
producer: Ray Davies
lead vocals: Dave Davies
engineer: David Baker
guitar: Dave Davies
membranophone & percussion: Bob Henrit
keyboard: Ian Gibbons
bass guitar: Jim Rodford
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.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Do It Again
  • 2 Word of Mouth
  • 3 Good Day
  • 4 Living on a Thin Line
  • 5 Sold Me Out
  • 6 Massive Reductions
  • 7 Guilty
  • 8 Too Hot
  • 9 Missing Persons
  • 10 Summer's Gone
  • 11 Going Solo

  • Album Information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin