Line Without A Hook

Album: Montgomery Ricky (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Los Angeles singer-songwriter Ricky Montgomery singing about not being able to function without his lover by his side. He suffers from self-esteem issues and struggles when he's on his own.

    Oh, baby, I am a wreck when I'm without you
    I need you here to stay
    I broke all my bones that day I found you
    Crying at the lake


    Montgomery cares deeply for his girlfriend but worries that she's losing her feelings for him.

    Was it something I said to make you feel like you're a burden?
    Oh, and if I could take it all back
    I swear that I would pull you from the tide
  • The song title doesn't appear in the lyrics but alludes to Montgomery's insecurities about the relationship. In the same way that a fishing line without a hook won't work, the singer perceives himself out of his lover's league and their romance is doomed to failure.
  • Ricky Montgomery recorded "Line Without A Hook" for his 2016 Montgomery Ricky album. The song purposely contradicts the major themes of the record, which are rebirth, re-growth and self-acceptance.
  • Ricky Montgomery wrote "Line Without A Hook" with the song's producer Jon Heisserer. The pair also collaborated on another Montgomery Ricky track, "Mr. Loverman."

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