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Making a living the old, hard way.
Taking and giving my day by day.
I dig the snow and the rai nand the bright sunshine.
I'm draggin' the line (draggin' the line).
My dog Sam eats purple flowers.
We ain't got much, but what we've got's ours.
We dig snow and the rain and the bright sunshine.
Draggin' the line (draggin the line).
I feel fine.
I'm talking about peace of mind.
I'm gonna take my time.
I'm getting to good times.
Draggin' the line (draggin the line).
Loving a free and feeling spirit.
Hugging a tree when you get near it.
Digging the snow and the rain and the bright sunshine.
I'm draggin' the line (draggin the line).
Draggin' the line (draggin' the line).
I feel fine.
I'm talking about peace of mind.
I'm gonna take my time.
I'm getting to good times.
Draggin' the line (draggin the line).



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    devon_eSep 12, 2008 at 12:09 am
    The song came out on an album called Christian of the World in 1971 and was a big change from other music from him. The recordings were pretty serious and today would be called contemporary christian. He was one of very few who took on the subjest of religion in rock or pop music. Others including Elvis did some copy of gospel songs but not original music as this album was. All that said I agree with rsjbkj and believe "Draggin the line" would be most related to the old saying "Towing the line" Try googling that one.
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    rsjbkjAug 2, 2008 at 8:47 pm
    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that I think it has more to do with living life on the straight and narrow and enjoying it for what it is. Although I had heard the other explaination also, I like to look at the more positive side of it. Makes me feel good also.
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    ElderbeermanJun 29, 2008 at 2:50 am
    I googled the meaning of the idiom draggin' the line and at least one person thinks it refers to doing a line of cocaine. You can certainly read that into the lyrics. I haven't made a decision on THAT, but whenever I hear this or any Shondells song it takes me back to Summertimes in the 1960's, and garage bands playing down the street into the night, as I had my face pressed against the window screen when I was supposed to be asleep...ice cream cones and summer carnivals...the sound of a fan in the window cooling the hot Summer nights...I didn't know what cocaine was in those days...

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