Toto - Hold The Line (Official Music Video)

Toto - Hold The Line (Official Music Video)





Written by their keyboard man David Paich with lead vocals by Bobby Kimball, it deals with the mysteries of love. It proved that a slick pop song created by top players could succeed without a great deal of hype or a charismatic lead singer. Toto was a Top 40 staple in the '80s, releasing nine hit songs, including the #1 "Africa."


"Hold the line" is an expression meaning to maintain your existing position, which in this case is the singer telling a girl to be patient and stay with their relationship.


The song was released as the band's debut single, and was featured on their debut 1978 eponymous album.







Lyrics


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 treating my friends

It's not in the way that you stayed 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, oh oh oh

Hold the line, love isn't always on time, oh oh oh


It's not in the words that you told me, girl

It's not in the way you say you're mine, ooh

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, oh oh oh

Hold the line, love isn't always on time, oh oh oh


It's not in the words that you told me

It's not in the way you say you're mine, ooh

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, oh oh oh

Hold the line, love isn't always on time (Love isn't always on time)

Hold the line, love isn't always on time (love isn't always, 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, oh oh oh




Songwriters: David Paich

Hold The Line lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




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