"Entre Nous" as written by and Geddy Lee Weinrib Neil Peart....
We are secrets to each other
Each one's life a novel
No-one else has read
Even joined in bonds of love
We're linked to one another
By such slender threads

We are planets to each other
Drifting in our orbits
To a brief eclipse
Each of us a world apart
Alone and yet together
Like two passing ships

Just between us
I think it's time for us to recognize
The differences we sometimes feared to show
Just between us
I think it's time for us to realize
The spaces in between
Leave room
For you and I to grow

We are strangers to each other
Full of sliding panels
An illusion show
Acting well-rehearsed routines
Or playing from the heart?
It's hard for one to know

Just between us
I think it's time for us to recognize
The differences we sometimes feared to show
Just between us
I think it's time for us to realize
The spaces in between
Leave room
For you and I to grow

We are islands to each other
Building hopeful bridges
On a troubled sea
Some are burned or swept away
Some we would not choose
But we're not always free

Just between us
I think it's time for us to recognize
The differences we sometimes feared to show
Just between us
I think it's time for us to realize
The spaces in between
Leave room
For you and I to grow


Lyrics submitted by shed27

"Entre Nous" as written by Gary Lee Weinrib Neil Elwood Peart

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., OLE MM, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP, Peermusic Publishing

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Entre Nous song meanings
Add your thoughts

18 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +4
    General CommentWell... Rush fans apparently get very defensive about writing credit.

    Anyways, I have two ways of looking at this song.
    1) It's about taking blossoming love to the next level. It's about a couple growing closer together, more comfortable with each other, and learning everything about the other rather than just the pretty face they put on.

    2) It's about a couple that's been together for some time and have come to realize that they are two entirely different people. The point he's getting at is that they are in love and rather than let their differences get in the way and drive them away, they could learn from their differences and expand their horizons. The spaces in between leave room for the two of them to grow.
    Eagahbedon February 01, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentSuch a wonderful song, and so applicable in almost every relationship. Family, friends, or co-workers...No one is really able to know us for who we are, but we hope that we can learn from each other's differences. I love this song!!
    blackbird93on March 03, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General Commentmany times i've heard this described as an "intellectual love song". i guess such a thing can exist
    masterofpuppets80on May 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a simple one, its got nothing to do with Neil Peart and fans or Peart and his girlfriend for that matter. Its just about people finding connections and trying to understand one another. We all come from different backgrounds and have many stories to tell each other but sometimes not all of us are up to the task of sharing. Some of us if most put up empty handed facades just to please each other and get bugged out by the littlest of things that we say about each other.
    leegeddyfanon January 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt is a song that could only been written by an introvert.
    Smokleron July 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThese lyrics hit close to home for me these days.
    I miss my best friend.
    analjihadiston March 12, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is, like masterofpuppets said, an intelectual love song. I think neil is trying to say that even though you are in a relationship and you love eachother, you are two diffrent people who need to grow and exsist as seperate entitites. Rush seems to be big on this idea because if you look at 'speed of love' there is a line that says "reaching twards a higher plain where two halves make two wholes".
    Just my thoughts.

    poisondahlia
    paper_doll_decayon January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWritten by Lifeson...
    Blmnt442on July 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAre you a fucking 2nd grader with down syndrome and a brain tumor? Peart wrote this song, not Alex.
    ashowofhandson November 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteagahbed i agree with there
    meaningofsongon February 13, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain