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I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you're mine, I walk the line

I find it very, very easy to be true
I find myself alone when each day is through
Yes, I'll admit that I'm a fool for you
Because you're mine, I walk the line

As sure as night is dark and day is light
I keep you on my mind both day and night
And happiness I've known proves that it's right
Because you're mine, I walk the line

You've got a way to keep me on your side
You give me cause for love that I can't hide
For you I know I'd even try to turn the tide
Because you're mine, I walk the line

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you're mine, I walk the line



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    CrazybrownhairgurlApr 24, 2010 at 5:33 am
    Okay my dad worked for Johnny Cash. ANd this song is about when u fall in love with that one true person u will do whatever u have to make that person happy. And u will always be true. Think people the only one that had this song some what right is gorejuss good job. I love his music he was a great he never did anything anyone ever told him to do.
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    UnregisteredNov 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    He has one true love, but he is out on the road coming home by himself each night. He is tempted, but knows that his true love is more important to his happiness and peace of mind than a one night stand.
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    jujoobJul 1, 2008 at 4:37 am
    I think the meaning is that he loves someone but she doesnt know it and he tries to tell her but he also does not like her
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    gorejissOct 30, 2008 at 12:34 am
    I don't think this is one of the songs Cash wrote himself, but I think its meaning is one that he and most people can relate to. I think it is about being separated from the one he loves, but he's going to stay true because he loves her and knows they will be together again.

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