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On The Line Again (Close To The Bone)

This song is by Tom Tom Club and appears on the album Close To The Bone (1983).

Living close to the bone, close to the bone
Living close to the bone, close to the bone

Dark sneak love action on a Friday night
We're going to put on the dog, we're going to do it up right
Better put me in a cage, I'm feeling good and full of fight
You better take my picture quick, I'm going to jump out of sight

Why that's a cool million, wow, taking in the view
Life is but a dream, not about what you do
With your blow and your juice and now you're drinking alone
If you don't know it I can tell you
When you're close to the bone

You're on the line again
Now I can place your face
Brain food down the drain, I recognise the place
You're on the line again
You're far away from home
You're wearing the signs that say you're close to the bone

Living close to the bone, close to the bone

You try to gain a toe-hold, you dig in your heels
Make believe you never worry how to pay for your meals
Edges are eroding, there's a cancer in my head
My magnetism's fading, can't get out of the red

I see you sitting there in your electric blue suit
Shady money men no longer think you are cute
You pass the kids in the park and look how they've grown
Feel your face in the dark, feel it close to the bone

You're on the line again, and it's not nice to hurt
Put a lot of love into your life and put that love to work
You're on the line again, but you could meet someone
Who'd show you how to have it all, have fun close to the bone

Living close to the bone, close to the bone

Glass partitions in your thinking cap shatter
Canned music thickened ??? gathered
Hair line fracture visible to anyone
Getting wider by the hour, living close to the bone

Living close to the bone, close to the bone
Living close to the bone, close to the bone

Living close to the bone, close to the bone

Animate your backside
You'll be my inspiration
To the left and to the right
Funk is our salivation