Behind the curtain
Meanings of "Behind the curtain"
A term likely originating from stage theatre, to look "behind the curtain" or "behind the scenes" means to gain an insight into how something works/operates beyond what is normally presented to outsiders.
A popular example of its use would be Frank Morgan's portrayal of the Wizard of Oz in the 1939 movie of the same name; "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!". By saying this, he's trying - unsuccessfully - to persuade Dorothy and her companions to ignore how the spectacle of the Wizard is actually created; to ignore that the magical wish-granting Wizard is just a man operating an array of special effects.
"Behind the curtain" in lyrics
Eternal secrets are not for you and me to share
Cryptic letters are not for you and me to read.
Behind the curtain there is a muffled discussion of you and me,
And when the curtain falls, there will be no longer a you or I.
We stand behind the stage, gather in a circle
Now it's time, we're ready too,
We're here behind the curtain, hear how you sing
Linkin's playing in the Park, we're playing on the Ring!1
- 1. (Linkin Park, get it?) These are two simultaneous rock festivals in Nuremburg, Rock im Park and Rock am Ring (link below). Ringstrasse is the usual name for a street that runs in a circle around the downtown of a German city, often where the medieval city wall once was.
Growing up like right into the spine -
It is hurts in the morning and in the night.
I hide solid belms behind the curtain in the afternoon
I am singing lullabies for my devils
Day after day, you create chaos
And from up there, all is beautiful
But behind the curtain, you're not well in your skin
The more you do your show, the more you want your dose
Give water to your wilting laugh-flower
Instead of crying, show your warm smile
Don’t hide it behind the curtain, show off your teeth
Because there’s darkness in front your light, smile
Neil backs away and the curtains close as the audience begins to
applaud enthusiastically. Behind the curtain numerous people
congratulate Neil as they line up for the curtain call. The curtains
No matter the pride, repercussions and effects.
Even if it seduces idiots, the crowds are following something.
They tell you to "wash your dirty linen in a small group, behind the curtain."
But, well, you still have dirty hands.