Behind the curtain
Idiomatic translations of "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.
δεν βλέπεις τι κρύβεται πίσω από την κουρτίνα
"Behind the curtain" în versuri
You can make believe that you’re the bigger person
Pretend you’re not talking shit online with your friends
Tweets and receipts won’t stay behind the curtain
You think you won ‘cause you got the man
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
- 1. "knappast tid med dem" may be a bit more towards "barely give them any time" as in not spending time with them, just felt that I'd repeat myself so didn't write that; BUT what I wrote is still implied through the lyrics so it's fine ^^
- 2. "bakom ridån" = behind the scenes, more or less. Can mean that he sometimes sees reality from outside his 'artist life/bubble' and realise how 'off' his sense of reality is and how iffy his justification for what he does really is. BUT that's a subjective view and might not at all be what he means, just my five pennies worth ^.^