It's not in the way that you hold me
It's not in the way you say you care
It's not in the way you've been treatin' my friends
It's not in the way that you stay'd till the end
It's not in the way you look or the things that you say that you'll do

Hold the line
Love isn't always on time
Hold the line
Love isn't always on time

It's not in the words that you told me
It's not in the way you say you're mine
It's not in the way that you came back to me
It's not in the way that your love set me free
It's not in trhe way you look or the things that you say that you'll do

Hold the line
Love isn't always on time
Hold the line
Love isn't always on time

It's not in the words that you told me
It's not in the way you say you're mine
It's not in the way that you came back to me
It's not in the way that your love set me free
It's not in the way you look or the things that you say that you'll do

Hold the line
Love isn't always on time
Hold the line
Love isn't always on time
Hold the line
Love isn't always on time
Hold the line
Love isn't always on time
Love isn't always on time
Love isn't always on time
Love isn't always on time
Whoah-ooh-ooh


Lyrics submitted by Rick1978


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  • +4
    General CommentAnybody ever been in a relationship with a great person, it looked like a keeper on paper, yet...it just wasn't destined to work out? One person is a little more eager/desperate than the other one to stay in a relationship that is going nowhere. The other person is good-looking, smart, kind, has a good job, is responsible with their money, generous, and best of all likes you. But the mix just doesn't turn into a real committed love. So, you "hold the line", an expression used in military and football, meaning don't give up and keep trying. That's what this song is about.

    btw, if you have been around long enough, you have been on both sides of this situation. It always ends a little sadly, but my experience is to let it go before the good feelings turn completely to resentment and frustration. Love, indeed, isn't always on time.
    JayCeezyon December 11, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is purely about cruising in Las Venturas listening to K-DST. Because good music never gets old, just *cough* dusty.
    DassJenniron March 22, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is fantastic!! just listen to that guitar!
    OliviaKon January 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is my favorite toto song. The intro with the piano and drums, then guitar is sooooo sweet.
    Dancecaptainsamon June 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song
    daddioon February 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentha ha only we have commented and I don't wanna say anything reasonable
    MardyAsson March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song, that guitar backing is magnificent.
    fallenbrokenon March 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, and believe that it has been overlooked as a love song of its era.
    Lukasaon June 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song is talking about love and timing. clearly. its saying that it might take time for love to come but it will come. not right away and you might have to wait or "hold the line" but love perseveres through all and shows its face when the time is right. thats what the song is about.
    browntown123on September 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song and toto.. music like this is beatiful and all music should be like this..... not like music now which is just a fad
    bring back the basson July 16, 2006   Link

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