"Lines on My Face" as written by and Peter Kenneth Frampton....
Lines on my head from that one thing she said
She spoke of strangers that don't sleep two a bed
Kept on trying, buying time,not waiting on fate
I somehow got the feeling that I opened my eyes too late

I saw where you came from
Called out your name
But there's no answer
We lived on your doorstep
I made you my wife but I don't need that

Lines on my face,while I laugh lest I cry
Speed city dirt and gritty waving me goodbye
So many people,my family of friends
Trying so hard to make me smile until this heartache mends

I saw where you came from
Called out your name
But there's no answer
We lived on your doorstep
I made you my wife but I don't need that

Ice in her eyes,frozen tears would never be a surprise
You can't erase a dream you can only wake me up
My mind is turning slower,never to accept defeat
It don't matter where I live I still got a house to heat

I saw where you came from
Called out your name
But there's no answer
We lived on your doorstep
I made you my wife but I don't need that


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"Lines On My Face" as written by Peter Frampton

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    My InterpretationThis song sounds like a heartbroken guy who has discovered that his wife is seeing another man. When he tries to talk to her, she just stares at him with ice in her eyes, reminding him that they have become strangers, they don't even sleep together anymore. He accepts that the marriage is over, but he has to find a way to keep going, he still has bills to pay. Now he laughs to keep from crying. Friends try to console him, to make him smile, but it will take time to heal the pain. So sad....
    frampton4evron March 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song drips with pain and calls out for help, but he knows that only time will heal. In the meantime, he's got to deal with practicalities like heating the house and putting on a brave face for the people who are trying to help him through it. Despite the heartache he's going through, he doesn't want the dream erased, even though they wake him up. He will never accept defeat, although this prolongs the agony. The slow beat of the live version tears your heart out even more. Powerful track.
    laserlady7on March 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn the 70s, the phrase "lines on my face" generally referred to cocaine use (or abuse). When one looked into the mirror with lines on it, there was the effect of lines on one's face. I'm not sure how that fits in here, but I thought I'd add that two cents.
    fnordatpanixon March 22, 2013   Link
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    MemoryIn 1969 I was 13 years old and just starting my journey with drugs. Sometime later I heard this song and I was haunted by it. I assumed the song was about speed, meth.
    26 years later I was living in Vegas and solidly strung out on meth. I've been nine years clean now. Clean and sober. I'm still haunted by this song and not absolutely sure about the meaning. I know what it meant to me.
    bodypro8on April 03, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of my own Break up from my ex wife .I emigrated from the UK to Canada to be with my then Fiancé because she didn't like the UK I at to get married in order to stay but I didn't need that but got married to be with her and 11 years later she left me high and dry I know I weren't the best husband but after she left me every time I. Talked to her it was like talking to the ice queen frozen tears would never be a surprise. So every time hear lines on my face it reminds me of my ex wife and the situation I found myself. In all those 23.odd years ago. You can't erase a dream you can only wake me up
    ngazza1on February 07, 2015   Link
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    General CommentSo.. I'm a 48 year old man who remembers listening to my older brother play this album over and over. This was one of my favorite tracks off of the album. Although, I will say that I'm very saddened to read the real lyrics (sorry.. not much of a lyrics guy, I play the drums). I always thought (for 48 years now) that last line was "I know I'll be there" not "I don't need that". So this isn't a love song, it's a heartbreak song. Kind of changes it for me in a sad way. Still.. very beautiful.
    BrufordRuleson April 27, 2016   Link

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