"The Thin Line Between Love And Hate" as written by and Steve Harris David Murray....
When a person turns to wrong, is it a want to be, belong?
Part of things at any cost, at what price a life is lost

At what point do we begin, fighter spirit a will to win
But what makes a man decide, take the wrong or righteous road

There's a thin line between love and hate
Wider divide that you can see between good and bad
There's a grey place between black and white
But everyone does have the right to choose the path that he takes

We all like to put the blame on society these days
But what kind of good or bad a new generation brings

Sometimes take just more than that to survive be good at heart
There is evil in some of us no matter what will never change

I will hope, my soul will fly, so I will live forever
Heart will die, my soul will fly, and I will live forever

Just a few small tears between someone happy and one sad
Just a thin line drawn between being a genius or insane

At what age begin to learn of which way out we will turn
There's a long and winding road and the trail is there to burn

There's a thin line between love and hate
Wider divide that you can see between good and bad
There's a grey place between black and white
But everyone does have the right to choose the path that he takes

I will hope, my soul will fly, so I will live forever
Heart will die, my soul will fly, and I will live forever

I will hope, my soul will fly, so I will live forever
Heart will die, my soul will fly, and I will live forever

The thin line between love and hate

The thin line between love and hate


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"The Thin Line Between Love and Hate" as written by Steve Harris David Murray

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    General CommentI've not long Finished reading Brave new World, and what RainbowDemon is saying really fits the song well.

    "At what age begin to learn
    of which way out we will turn"
    This Seems to be talking about the 'conditioning' that every child in Brave new world have to go through. At what age do they begin their path? As soon as they are decanted, they have their social class specified and have no way to change that.

    This seems to follow John's Final bleak outlook on life and society very well, about how he feels everything is much too complicated, not just a good and bad, or love and hate. The thin Line between love and Hate, for John, seems to be crossed when Lenina trys moving on John, who Loved her, but snaps at the sight of her (last chapter) and whips her almost. if not, to death.

    Well, thats how i see the song anyway. Great song.
    Ikkieon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI get a different reading from this song. 'When a person turns to wrong, is it a want to be, belong?' I think resumes the specifics of what the song serves to speak about. Not everyone finds fulfillment in the same mode of being, the song is exploring the 'darker side' of the psyche. Upon realizing the importance of serving all that is good, what then after makes a person turn to wrong? 'Is it a want to be', is highly ambiguous: it might mean to say is it a natural inclination to want to be otherwise, to not want to subsume some accepted or aspired to mode of being; 'belong' has it that a person's turning to being outwardly wrong is another way of fashioning a persona and through that persona the person gains a sense of belong as that thing which is naturally deviate from the more regular drive to be good. This 'fighter spirit' does duty for what I have called being good. This song seems to be from the point of view of someone who has chosen good encountering another who has chosen a different path, who does not display the same fighter's spirit, and is reflecting back on when and how it was that they themselves came to deciding to being a certain way. The reflection leads this guy to decide that he who has chosen the 'wrong road' is not bad per se, that there is a large ambiguous grey zone of possible reasons, drives, motives, sentimentalities... that could have caused this other to choose the wrong road. The song, in one fugue, speaks of acceptance, but in the other, 'my soul will fly and I will live forever', to me, it seems that the right road the speaker has chosen is hoped to lead them to or maintain for them their immortality. So, again this grey zone, the righteous path is neither wholly selfless. What is then being called to choose the wrong road, let's imagine a road of decay, indecency, callousness, surliness, might have its roots in apprehension, delicacy, preference or straight out fear. In certain senses the wrong road is in some cases not a deliberate choice, but a suspension of one, while the man reflecting realizes that he at one point or other decided to be how he is.
    hehkateon March 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDont know what this song really means and i really dont care, all i know is that it kicks ass
    Painkilleron January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaby the black and the white is the good and bad of love or hate.This is a kick ass song and he hopes that his soul will fly forever i dont know that part throws me off...
    AnferFuckinE[y]on June 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBy the soul will fly part i think he means his image in the world will live forever. and iron maiden certainly has one.
    TheJordanmanon June 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBy soul will fly he means that he'll live on forever in the spirit world and through reincarnation, all that kinda stuff. grey place between Black and white is just a metaphor for the difference between good and bad, theres a subtle difference between love and hate, but theres a bigger and more noticable difference between good and bad, or black and white metaphorically! Also he's saying nothing is as simple as black and white, threres an inbetween bit, so everyones got the right to do what they want cos nothing is set in stone
    the_apparitionon July 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the concluding song about Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. It generalises the theories put forth in the book and analyzes them. It is from the point of view of John the Savage, because he understands in the end that he will escape the world that he is from and will go on to eternity where he will be free and live forever. the_apparition has some good points, if you throw that in with what I'm talking about from the book then it all makes sense. John realises that the world is so much more complex than had ever realised.
    RainbowDemonon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is an amazing song. I'm sure you guys are right about the meanings: the_apparition/RainbowDemon. I just like to sit and think about how life is, about how their is a thin line between love and hate and how their is a thin line between good and bad. When you get put in those peer pressure situations or just random situations where it's just a yes or no answer, that could go from you doing the nicest thing you'll ever do in your life to the most horrible and wicked thing you'll ever do in your life. This song is very amazing.
    ^exeF.on July 14, 2006   Link

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