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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.

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"Behind the curtain" in lyrics

Eve (Japan) - Dramaturgy

Headshot these noisy thoughts.
Shoot out that beating heart.
Tug on the line you can’t see, and the man behind the curtain appears.

Omar Khayyam - Nor you nor I can read the etern decree

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.

YarmaK - Mama

Yes, I ate the soup, yes in winter always wearing the hat.
You saw me on TV, I'm too rude and hush, that's for certain.
II don't know how to hide the truth,mum, behind the curtain.

Yama - Like some other movie

The ambiguous reality and-

We, who are just crying, stuck behind the curtain,
We are simply carrying on according to the fixed script

Caramell - Ooa Hela Natten

Firmly seated on the branch
Both feet tightly bound
I'm dizzy, I'm swooning, I see you behind the curtain

Mónica Naranjo - Europe

An aria of love!
While they applaud behind the curtain,
You die at dusk, old Europe:

Die Toten Hosen - This Is The Moment

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.

Noize MC - In the darkness

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

Le Groupe Swing - Face to Face

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

Jaufre Rudel - When the rill of the source

(unless it is your name's reverberation)
to the ill of lacking sweet love,
in the garden and behind the curtain,
of a longed-for companion.

WINNER - Smile Again

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

SUHO (EXO) - Starry Night (Black-out Curtains)

Darkness (Envelops the heart)
Behind the curtain (Behind the curtain)
You're the universe that has stopped time (for me)

inabakumori - Linear Regression Back to You

Where the only extracurricular I need is to find myself

The time where I had the leeway to jeer from behind the curtain
Has long since passed

Dimash Kudaibergen - The Show Must Go On

Does anybody know what we are looking for?
Another hero - another mindless crime
Behind the curtain, in the pantomime
Hold the line!

Peter Weir - Dead Poets Society Final Script

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

Gabrielle Leithaug - Soon, Gabby!

Just disappear behind the curtain somewhere

Behind the curtain somewhere

The Relentless - Curtain Call

Take it back before I fall, because I am no hero

Behind the curtain there stands a statue
Designed to sell as many as we want to

Die Ärzte - Erna P.

And there's a man standing behind the curtain
Erna P. lives on the ground floor
And there's a man standing behind the curtain

In Flames - Alias

Crawl back in place,
It's easier to cope behind the curtain,
Wipe the worries away

Eldo - Borderline

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.