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Lifeline (Chopper's Song)

from Last Man Standing by Jim Love

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about

I was in seventh heaven when Katherine Wheatley said she'd sing this duet with me.

When my brother-in-law died I wrote this song as a tribute to him. He was an ordinary guy but deeper than anyone might think. My sister Chris calls it Chopper's Song (his nickname) but I call it Lifeline.

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Lifeline (Chopper’s Song)

Music and Lyrics by Jim Love

In the night when the demons come, frozen fears, nowhere to run
You always knew just what to do, you were there to see me through
You could chase the fears away, you would wipe the tears away
Can you help me just one more time? Can you throw me a lifeline?

Come and throw me a lifeline – tell me everything will be just fine
Make me smile just one more time, hold me tight till the morning time
All alone and in our bed, crazy pictures running through my head
You know I’m hanging on by a thread, can throw me a lifeline?

It’s a story of teenage love, what a cheerleader’s dreams are made of
Drew your picture a thousand times, hoping I could make you mine
Late at night I tried to sleep, had a dream about you and me
I dreamed I was lost at sea, and you threw me a lifeline

Come and throw me a lifeline – tell me everything will be just fine
Make me smile just one more time, hold me tight till the morning time
All alone and in our bed, crazy pictures running through my head
You know I’m hanging on by a thread, can throw me a lifeline?

All the rest is memory, of the days with you and me
Through the joys and through the pain, and the things I never could explain
I remember that final day, I saw you smile, and I heard you say
You wouldn’t trade a single day. You threw me a lifeline

[Come and throw me a lifeline – tell me everything will be just fine
Make me smile just one more time, hold me tight till the morning time
All alone and in our bed, crazy pictures running through my head
You know I’m hanging on by a thread, hoping… just one more time, you can throw me a lifeline

credits

from Last Man Standing, released April 1, 2022
Katherine Wheatley and Jim Love on vocals
Ray Montford on guitar

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Jim Love Ontario

I wrote my first song when I was about 14 with the line "write me, box nothing, Trans Canada Highway". A few months later, I ran away to Vancouver. The songs never stopped.

In my 20's a Juno nomination and gold album as a writer for a kid's band. A couple of musicals live and on CBC and a series of songs.

After 40 years I'm back with some of my best songs. Never too late.
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