Riverdance lyrics

Posted by Ward on September 19, 2004

there is one of a number of wonderful phrases in the Riverdance song "Lift the Wings"

"Lift the wings,
that carry me away from here and,
Fill the sail,
That breaks the line to home.
But when I'm milies and miles apart from you,
I'm beside you when I think of you, a Storin, a Gra."

The phrase 'breaks the line to home' is unusual Is it a typical Irish or English term?