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    hanging on the wire

    In You Do Something To Me, Paul Weller sings I'm hanging on the wire for a love I'll never find. I tried to find the meaning of this sentence on the internet, but in vain.
    Is Hanging on the wire an expression, or an idiom, or slang? And what does it mean? Can you help me?

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    Liesbeth


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    Re: hanging on the wire

    WElcome to the forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by Liesbeth Stragier View Post
    In You Do Something To Me, Paul Weller sings I'm hanging on the wire for a love I'll never find. I tried to find the meaning of this sentence on the internet, but in vain.
    Is Hanging on the wire an expression, or an idiom, or slang? And what does it mean? Can you help me?

    thanks

    Liesbeth
    There are two possible interpretations: that you are hanging onto a highwire [tightrope] or hanging on a telephone line. Lik so many of these kind of lyrics, I am not sure that there is a specific meaning, but rather an impression that the singer is holding on to a vague hope.

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    Re: hanging on the wire

    Quote Originally Posted by Liesbeth Stragier View Post
    In You Do Something To Me, Paul Weller sings I'm hanging on the wire for a love I'll never find. I tried to find the meaning of this sentence on the internet, but in vain.
    Is Hanging on the wire an expression, or an idiom, or slang? And what does it mean? Can you help me?

    thanks

    Liesbeth
    Hi, Liesbeth! Welcome to the forums! I hope you will become a frequent visitor!

    I agree with Anglika's reasoning. For additional confirmation see the following poem Hanging on the Wire. (poem) by Donni-Jay De-Ville on AuthorsDen

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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