"Behind The Lines" as written by Banks/Collins/Rutherford...
I held the book so tightly in my hands,
I saw your picture, heard you call my name
There was something strange, I could not look away
I wanted to be there, I wanted to go

You gave me no warning
You gave no reason
But I was with you
Right by your side
Just give me the strength, and I will help you
And they can try their hardest, 'cause they don't frighten me

It is written in the book

It is hotter than I've known before, but I feel so cold, and I don't
know why
But if the fire within your heart can beat the storm
Then I really believe, you could make it right

Ooh the time has come now
We must show our feelings
But I'm looking right through you
And your heart is empty

Whatever happened to you it's too late to change now
There's nowhere you can run to, no place to hide
Ah you let me down!

But wait a minute, I don't understand
It's getting stronger, so grab my hand
Don't want to leave you, don't want to go
But I'm losing all control
Can't you see me? I'm slipping away
I can only stay if you've the will to keep me here

It is written in the book

Oh so many times since I've read those words
Just waiting to see you, can you see me?

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Behind the Lines" as written by Phil Collins Michael Rutherford

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing

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    My InterpretationIt's about the Book of Love.
    The friend met in the lovestory looks empty and true persons are Behind the lines.

    But the Story grabs you unasked. Will is the key to stay in the story and the story is Written in the book, meaning it is both powerful and deliberate to open, to an extend.

    Wooh! How about that? I have known the song for 20-something years and thought likewise, it to be impossible to explain on interpret.
    But see above, it is there. Comments?
    garybeeon May 13, 2012   Link
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    General CommentNow this one is a puzzle to me; if anyone can help, please do.

    From what I understand, it could be a kid reading some fairytale, wanting to join in the actual story (kinda like neverending story style) but the rest just wards me off from that idea...

    Ill keep searching for info on this one
    budwheizzah1on July 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNo idea what the song is all about ...
    Great song, thou, as a live opener ...
    Great double drums, tempo shifts, then Phil came out from behind his kit and stepped upfront to sing ...
    The Seekeron May 13, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Behind The Lines" is a point on a logical circle.

    "All is fair in love and war." --> The book of love --> (To read) between the lines --> Behind the lines (war reference) --> [repeat logic]
    vitaminfon February 24, 2014   Link

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