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“White Line”, a song written by Emmylou Harris and Paul Kennerley, was recorded by Emmylou Harris for the Warner Bros label, in May 1984, at Treasure Isle Recorders, 2808 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN. With the production of Paul Kennerly and Emmylou Harris, the song was released on February 27, 1985, and on June 1, 1985, reached # 14 on the US charts. Hot Country Songs, remaining a total of 17 weeks on the charts. On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, It reached # 6.

The song was included in the eleventh album of Emmylou’s studio, The Ballad of Sally Rose (Warner 1985), the album was released in February 1985, and on May 25, 1985, reached number #8 on the U.S. charts Top Country Albums, and remaining on the charts a total of 46 weeks.

Emmylou Harris – White Line Lyrics

It seems like I was there from the start
A witness to your wild and reckless heart
You showed me the way but now you’re gone
Quicker than the trigger of an outlaw’s gun
Living fast and dying young
A victim of this road you left me on

White line took my baby
Led him down that dark highway
Headlight blind driving crazy
If my wheels keep turning
Gonna roll that white line away

We worked the road as hard as we could drive her
But now I am the only survivor
From night to night at every place I play in
The sweetness of your song remains
I’ll be the keeper of the flame
Til every soul hears what your heart was saying

White line took my baby
Led him down that dark highway
Headlight blind driving crazy
If my wheels keep turning
Gonna roll that white line away

All the nights you spent alone
All the love I’d never shown
All the words I could not say
Till that white line took you away
White line took you away
I’ll follow this white line down where it’s winding
Cause somewhere up ahead your light’s still shining
The sound of the silver strings will guide me
I’ve stood and watched the bridges burn
I’m past the point of no return
Oh how I wish that you were here beside me

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