Lyrics

The Fine Line

The corners of my mind

They are dark and unkind

You should be careful if you dive

There are monsters inside

Oh, my heart is made of love

But I got it on the run

They say I am the chosen one

Yea you watch me when I come

 

And I’m running out of time

There’s a place you can never find

Not unless you’re losing your mind

These days I’m walking a fine, fine line

 

Got no pity for the righteous

Ain’t no justice for the meek

Got no sorrow for the dead ones

Who have taken what I seek

We are drowning in the lies

That surround us all our lives

We’re accused but never tried

Yea, we’re dropping like flies

 

And we’re running out of time

There’s a place you can never find

Not unless you’re losing your mind

These days I’m walking a fine, fine line

Take heed!

The hill you’re standing on is steep

And its slopes they are slick with oil-grease

Make no false step, you can’t turn around

There is no way for you to get back down

Just keep marching on

The peak is right ahead

Just out of reach

And I wonder…

When you get there, what will you see?

Can you break free?

Oh, no

Oh, no

 

There’s a catalogue of boxes

Plastic, steel, and concrete

And the air is looking toxic

There are corpses in the street

There are flowers in the field

But they’ll never bloom again

There was life in this here valley

But I can’t remember when

 

And we’re running out of time

There’s a place you can never find

Not unless you’re losing your mind

These days I’m walking a fine, fine line

The Fine Line

Artist : Urban Orangutan
Genres : Alternative, Rock, Urban Orangutan
Format : CD

“The Fine Line” is the first single from the upcoming album ‘Humanimalistic Reign’ by Urban Orangutan; and features backing vocals from Etienne Rousseaux, violin from Emma Exton, and beatboxing from TuanSS, as well as what I believe to be my most epic guitar solo to date! ‘Humanimalistic Reign’ is due for release in August 2021, and will be available worldwide, courtesy of Dark Escapes Music.

This song is about the often-precarious struggle against madness, beginning with a very personal point of view and expanding throughout the song to a more universal perspective addressing both myself and humanity at large regarding what I view as a growing collective insanity in the modern world, which is demonstrated by the damage our species is causing to itself and to the planet we live on. One might say that this is an example of me egotistically projecting my personal demons on to the collective human experience, but I believe that there exists a parallelism between the journey of the individual and that of the collective, between the particular and the universal, the momentary and the infinite. In a less abstract manner of speaking, there is plenty of data to be found that indicates growing struggles with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and other signs of mental and spiritual distress among our population, along with an alarming trend of people questioning very fundamental elements of rationality and scientific truth. I believe that humanity exists in a precarious moment in its journey, just as I do in mine, as I find myself – for the first time in eight years – struggling with severe panic attacks and anxiety, forcing me to consider making significant changes to my lifestyle, my mentality, and my plans.

It can be hard to reveal these things to others, especially when we are all competing to demonstrate our happiness and flourishing on social media, but I think it can be a comfort to yourself and to others who might feel alone with what they’re dealing with, those who might feel like they are living less joyful lives than all the smiling faces of Instagram.

Recorded at: Ếch Ếch Recording Studio, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Re-Mixed by: Attiss Ngo