Walk a Thin Line

I’ve seen so many things that made me wonder
But sometimes it’s hard to tell

I said, “Take your time”
But no one was listening
I walk a thin line

They told me that I never would recover
Still, some say they knew me well

I said, “Stay by my side”
But no one said nothin’
I walk a thin line

I said, “Please toe the line”
But no one was listening
I walk a thin line

I said, “Fate takes time”
But no one was listening
I walk a thin line

(Lindsey Buckingham) © 1979 Now Sounds Music (ASCAP)

Lindsey’s experiment in embellishing a stately melody with multitracked drums.

Lindsey: “This was sparked by a Charlie Watts drum fill in ‘Sway’ on Stick Fingers. There are a couple of times where he does a kind of military press-roll across the beat, and I was in love with that moment. When I thought about the tempo of the song I was reminded of ‘Sway’ and that fill. It was a spirited idea that fit the song.”