Kinks, The - Living On A Thin Line Lyrics

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.
Now 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 blood and 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.

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Kinks, The Living On A Thin Line Comments
  1. Don Pedro

    Timeless song.

  2. Денис Колгушкин

    RIP Tracie

  3. Enda Dorgan

    I'm always forgetting the name of this tune!! It was used in a deadly video on YT about the state of modern England. It got to me because Ireland is heading the same way. Those who know what I mean, know what I mean!

  4. I'm just some Canadian guy and I say


  5. I'm just some Canadian guy and I say

    The Sopranos used so much British rock instead of anything you’d expect in say a Scorsese movie.

  6. Stormy Weather

    It's now 2020, and Mark Zuckerberg's net worth is $77.1 billion (USD) and he bought the state of Hawaii. FACEBOOK now rules the world. Isn't diversity and globalization grand? This comment will soon be erased by the globalists, so just read it and weep.

  7. ratnick

    Build a wall 🇺🇸 🇬🇧

  8. Stephen Whittle

    An anthem to the populism, self centredness and introspection creeping into the shabbiness of the first world.

  9. Paul Butler

    Farage canes his gimp to this song.

  10. Thumblesteen

    Comment section:
    90% Sopranos
    10% White anxiety

  11. BT Kennedy

    Brought on the Kinks who is the Sopranos haha

  12. Shannon Joker

    Kinks freaking kick freaking ass

  13. Mr Kacperov

    2076’s the date, my friends. We are living in the last days of a white world.

  14. D-Roncz

    Rewatching the Sopranos for the second time, saw it in the initial run as a kid and now adult. 12.17.2019

  15. Matthew Maccaro

    Brexit baby

  16. B Spin

    Yesterday's elections (December 2019) in UK brought me here.


    Zoomers we know you have Amazon prime and watched the Sopranos, we don't care and you should feel bad for tarnishing a good song with your attention whoring.

  18. Morgan

    Subscribe to YouKipper on bitchute

  19. Franklin Ridley

    Stereophonic excellance brought me here

  20. James Thiyam

    The final episode of the final season of VICE PRINCIPAL brought me here

  21. piggyroo100

    “The Sopranos brought me here.” Oh, the irony.

  22. Daniel Ingles

    Tracy brought me here

  23. Stephen Zinser

    I LOVE The Kinks! Ray Davies and The Boys Rock!! Such great music for so long! This is ANOTHER great tune from ONE of the Best British Invasion Groups!! Thanks, Boys, for Blessing Us for 60 Years!! Peace! Steve

  24. azapro911

    Turns out that Ray wasn't the only Davies who could write superb songs.

  25. Ascanius

    This song is more relevant than ever with the state that the globalist bankers want for our countries and our lives

  26. Mr Saturday Night Special

    There is no England now❗
    Henry IV must be shutting a brick in his grave❗
    "F" the current royals❗

  27. bela katootz

    this is why rock n roll was invented kids--beeber and beyondsay can shove it

  28. Mortimer Flipiint

    Noobs, great song. learn here. Simple.

  29. lethalintoxication4900

    Don't disrespect the Bing...

  30. Andre Adler

    I never saw the sopranos, but I saw the kinks many times

  31. Colin Everett

    There's no England anymore...

  32. oysteria

    Vice Principals. It's not about coke whores or racism, for the win !

  33. Sax and Phone

    This song was written at a time before the current migration crisis in the UK and Europe; the lyrics most likely draw inspiration from the cynicism towards western civilization that became so prevalent in the 70's and 80's. It's ironic how these words still hold true when considering how Europe is being dismantled from within without any regard for it's history and those that fought to preserve it. Even though it's very doubtful that is how the artists intended for them to be interpreted; like Socrates said, many people create artistic works of genius that speak to the soul without being aware of what they are doing.

  34. David Tetzlaff

    This is a great Kinks song from 1984.It’s even more relevant today.

    Capricorn 2000

    And "London's Calling"--the Clash?

  35. Matthew Maccaro

    Take back Europe before it's too late it may already be

  36. YO YO MOFO

    Rip London

  37. Randy Irvan

    2019 and more relevant than ever!!

  38. filegurl

    even in 2019 The Sopranos brought me here!!! Or rather the Bing Girls did... 😉😉

    David Warkentin

    filegurl Same here!

  39. Daniel Day


  40. HAVOK 404

    This should be The many saints of newark song trailer.

    Veerana The Real Ghost Haunting

    Yes that's right I catch ur word,,😆

  41. PSYCHE

    This is the problem with alcohol:
    great musik sounds ... (no word for that)

  42. Dan Seddon

    England WILL rise again. They can take it on my dead body!

  43. In Play! Magazine

    Welcome...the wonderful Traaaceeeeeeeeeee. . .

  44. gmodmagic

    This would be a badass UFC walkout song!


    No doubt.

  45. ELWOPPO2010

    A, She was a whore
    And B she hit me!!

  46. andrew kiwelu

    50 bucks for me and a blowjob later on

  47. theradu123

    a) she hit me

  48. Matej

    brexit song?

  49. Michael James

    The comment section under any video of this song has been ruined by right-wing idiots who don't understand it. Shame.

    Liam Ryan

    Alright please go explain it then

  50. Mitchell Nyman

    Who cares of the 20 year old stripper wasn't connected! Tony beat up Ralph for moral grounds like a REAL man!! She was just a girl! I know its just a show but Tony is what a man should be, Crim or Not!😎👍

  51. Holly Patricia

    Poor Tracyee. That guy was an evil man.

  52. Janice Sunseri

    Nothing is new. My husband keeps telling me that. I guess he's right.

  53. Buu


  54. Buu

    RIP Tracee

  55. Lucimyr

    Nothing like watching a nation be manipulated to commit suicide by choosing the wrong side in a war, despite ''winning'' it.


    So true. You should join telegram 👌

  56. EH UB

    Tony s theme

  57. Tony Tone

    Its gonna be 50 bucks to me plus a B_______ later...

  58. Rosco P. Coltrane

    The most obvious cry for Britain to remain British.

  59. Ian

    She was a whooer

  60. Astro Wagon

    The liberal politicians destroyed the great empire that was known as BRITAIN !!!

    Astro Wagon

    @CD Smith you're pretty much a an idiot. To bad your mom didn't have an abortion instead of having you. Hope you don't have any kids to pass on that idiot gene of yours.

    Paul Jeffs

    But he's right ... isn't he. Great Empire my arse.


    @Paul Jeffs anti brutish filth


    @R. use your own language and inventions you snowflake

  61. Dennis Devine

    Uncle June brought me here. After all. he'd been on house arrest for 18 months fartin into the couch cushions.

  62. Herman Skully

    The poor Brits really are living on a thin line with the EU damn near destroying their culture, not to mention being disarmed...

    Paul Jeffs

    Oh do bog off ... idiot.


    Agreed. Well said.

  63. Sir. Vladmir Jerkov

    R.I.P Tracee

  64. MrRocksW

    The Sopranos had such great music

  65. Christian Becker

    Bada Bing brought me here

  66. Black Rhodesian

    What't the meaning of this song?

    Religious Talk

    England becoming an Afromuslim country

    Astro Wagon

    How the liberal party of England destroyed it from the inside out.


    The anti white Jewish establishment subverting British culture into the monster it is today.

  67. Rick David

    Poor Tracee and baby ralphie...RIP

  68. Sonny does theatre

    Great song, shame it’s been hijacked by the far right...


    Boohoo anti white scum

  69. Mi Wi

    Are there still englishmen left?

  70. High Castle

    The problems facing Europeans brought me here rip Europe and england

  71. David Slanker

    There is a up-rising England will change!

  72. jane oughton

    The Kinks were a fantastic band of the 60s .utter genius .blokes who wrote lots of epic songs lol xx

  73. flyers973

    This is about what socialism does to a country, Trump 2020

    Religious Talk

    you spelled multiculturalism wrong

    Paul Jeffs

    Trump is an arseflute. The biggest twat going. And ... looking an the polls ... he's got fk all chance next year. Yay !!!

  74. Pablo Hernando Gonzalez

    Pues vaya una de la MEJORES bandas y casi nunca se oye hablar de ella...

  75. SonshineLady

    Michael Savage plays the first part as an opening to his show quite a bit. Didn't know where the song came from. The general message is similar to Queen's "Under Pressure" ("Puts people on streets.)

  76. Vic Vinegar

    So how does your own medicine taste, England?

  77. Rad Racer3D

    RIP Tracie with the braces

  78. PumpkinEskobarr

    What did Georgie say to the strippers trying to get into the VIP section?
    "That's $50 to get in, plus a blow job for me later. "

    Given the nature of the business those ladies and men are in... come on.. Georgie wasn't asking for much. I remember one of the girls complain about the $50... and he's like oh puhlease, you are going to clear at least $500 in there.

  79. Slackerman

    Poor traci

  80. Slackerman

    She was a whowa

  81. tarquin45

    Strange choice of pictures when the song is about England.

  82. Mr White

    Sopranos brought be a taste of a real music
    Ooh girl...)

  83. Taemeister

    Time to hit Hooters.

  84. Jimmy JAM

    What a fucking amazing song

  85. wildsurfer12

    This should be the official anthem of Brexit voting constituencies.

  86. 21'st Century Digital Boy

    Great song tha couldn't be more true today! I feel like this should be in a Paul Joseph Watson video about London...


    And free Tommy Robinson!!

  87. Mellisco

    Tony she was a HOO-AH!

  88. 80sOutrunFan

    I feel like going to a strip bar and extort people LOL>

  89. Why Tee

    When will whites say “enough”

  90. dazzlingdublinblue1

    A song for BREXIT

  91. Kyle Larson

    Jesus not a sopranos guy.the kinks are the who Beatles n zep

  92. Davis Thompson

    Tracy's last dance 💔

  93. Chris 42

    Two kipper brought me here... absolutely brilliant

  94. 1776

    Looks like the sun actually is setting on England after all. What a damn shame.

  95. carolina mensah

    this song makes me feel like a retired kingpin

    Abba Century

    Im a priviliged white male try taking that from me

  96. Alexander Hannon

    Truly a great song now you have knife crime and rape gangs and are being flooded with hordes

  97. martywhitevan

    We all know why there is no England now and the same is happening to America

  98. The Thin White Duck

    Favorite episode of the whole series. It took too long for Ralphie to get what he deserved

  99. AJCdEdT

    You Kipper <3