Triumph - Lay It On The Line

Triumph - Lay It On The Line




"Lay It On The Line" was written by Triumph founder and co-frontman Rik Emmett. Though this was a modest early peak at #86 on the US Hot 100 after their breakout hit "Hold On," they were also on their way to their first Juno award nomination in 1979. Triumph hails from Ontario, Canada, and claims Rush as an influence. They're also part of the harder-edged progressive power-rock movement of the late '70s.


In 2012, Rik Emmett told us that his "bread gets buttered" because of the success of "Lay It On The Line." He elaborated by saying that the whole Just A Game album was huge for the band.





Lyrics



It's the same old story all over again

You turn a lover into just another friend

I want to love you, I want to make you mine

Won't you lay it on the line?


I'm tired of playing all your foolish games

I'm tired of all of your lies making me insane

I don't ask for much, the truth'll do just fine

won't' you lay it on the line


Lay it on the line

Lay it on the line

Don't waste my time

Lay it on the line


You got no right to make me wait

We better talk, girl, before it gets too late

I never thought you could be so unkind

Won't you lay it on the line


Lay it on the line

Lay it on the line

Don't waste my time

Lay it on the line


You know I love you, you know it's true

It's up to you, girl, what've I got to do

Don't hold me up, girl, don't waste my precious time

Won't you lay it on the line


Lay it on the line

Lay it on the line

Don't waste my time

Lay it on the line



Songwriters: Gil Moore / Mike Levine / Rik Emmett

Lay It on the Line lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group







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