Because Neil Peart Lyrics are Incredible!!!

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Mcjnic said:
A few more ramblings from Elwood ...


He’s not afraid of your judgement
He knows of horrors worse than your Hell
He’s a little bit afraid of dying
But he’s a lot more afraid of your lying



anarchist reactionary running-dog revisionist
hindu muslim catholic creation/evolutionist
rational romantic mystic cynical idealist
minimal expressionist post-modern neo-symbolist
armchair rocket scientist graffiti existentialist
deconstruction primitive performance photo-realist
be-bop or a one-drop or a hip-hop lite-pop-metallist
gold adult contemporary urban country capitalist



Paul Theroux’s definition of a cynic is a disappointed idealist.
Sad .... so very sad to dismiss the thread's topic person like this when his heart is full of love.
hahahahahahahahahaha ... these have all been quotes by neil Elwood peart. He was quite a little pen-snapper.



And STILL is!
 

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My favorite song is "Ghost of a Chance".

I don't believe in destiny

Or the guiding hand of fate

I don't believe in forever

Or love as a mystical state

I don't believe in the stars or the planets

Or Angels watching from above

But I believe there's a ghost of a chance

We can find someone to love and make it last
 

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Well, now you know why my name is "Signals!"
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Growing up it all seems so one-sided
Opinions all provided, the future pre-decided
Detached and subdivided in the mass production zone
Nowhere is the dreamer or the misfit so alone

Any escape might help to smooth
The unattractive truth
But the suburbs have no charms to soothe
The restless dreams of youth

Drawn like moths we drift into the city
The timeless old attraction
Cruising for the action lit up like a firefly
Just to feel the living night
Where some will sell their dreams for small desires
Or lose the race to rats get caught in ticking traps
And start to dream of somewhere to relax their restless flight
Somewhere out of a memory of lighted streets on quiet nights

...and...

A hot and windy August afternoon has the trees in constant motion
With a flash of silver leaves as they're rocking in the breeze
The boy lies in the grass with one blade stuck between his teeth
Vague sensation quickens in his young restless heart
And a bright and nameless vision has him longing to depart

You move me, you move me
With your buildings and your eyes
Autumn woods and winter skies
You move me, you move me
Open sea and city lights
Busy streets and dizzy heights
Call me, you call me

The fawn eyed girl with sun browned legs dances on the edge of his dream
And her voice rings in his ears like the music of the spheres
The boy lies in the grass, unmoving staring at the sky
His mother starts to call him as a hawk goes soaring by
And the boy pulls down his baseball cap and covers up his eyes

You move me, you move me
With your buildings and your eyes
Autumn woods and winter skies
You move me, you move me
Open sea and city lights
Busy streets and dizzy heights
You call me, you call me

Too many hands on my time, too many feelings
Too many things on my mind
When I leave I don't know what I'm hoping to find
And when I leave I don't know what I'm leaving behind
When I leave I don't know what I'm hoping to find
And when I leave I don't know what I'm leaving behind
 

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+1 for "Subdivisions"...teenage angst personified but reads like a well crafted book. Genius, the man is!
 

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"All of the sudden, the bar for what it took to be a rock drummer kept getting raised higher and higher. It was challenging and inspiring, and I was fortunate to not be the kind to get discouraged. I've heard the stories, like Eric Clapton said he wanted to burn his guitar when he heard Jimi Hendrix play. I never understood that, because when I went and saw a great drummer or heard one, all I wanted to do was practice."
 

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I've liked and loved many of Neil's lyrics and stories for 35 years, but only one made me cry:

"I found my place of rest and redemption, and the Ghost Rider's work was done. He could keep on riding now, right off the end of that pier, into the sunset."
 

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Just between us,
I think it's time for us to recognize
The differences we sometimes fear to show

Just between us,
I think it's time for us to realize
The spaces in between
Leave room
For you and I to grow

The whole song is excellent writing.

 
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the title is a play on the line from Blazing Saddles, Candygram for Mongo.
 
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Mendozart beat me to it: And the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, axe and saw. I love the lyrics to The Trees and Circumstances. Hemispheres is my favorite Rush album.
 


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