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#1 oghond2112

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 09:05 PM

Given how good friends the members of RUSH are in real life, I'm pretty shocked that Neil hasn't written a song regarding platonic relationships yet. (Well, there's "Entre Nous," but that can be interpreted romantically, too.)

Or am I missing something?

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 09:12 PM

Al and GED are clearly great friends.  Are they really that good of friends with Neil?  I’m not so sure.

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 10:50 PM

I think part of Time Stand Still touches on this topic

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 11:43 PM

Since Neil didn't write a lurrv song till Cold Fire I consider all his lyrics to be platonic.

Edited by grasbo, 01 November 2017 - 11:44 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 01:53 AM

View Postgrasbo, on 01 November 2017 - 11:43 PM, said:

Since Neil didn't write a lurrv song till Cold Fire I consider all his lyrics to be platonic.

Exactly what I was thinking.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 03:41 AM

View PostEagleMoon, on 02 November 2017 - 01:53 AM, said:

View Postgrasbo, on 01 November 2017 - 11:43 PM, said:

Since Neil didn't write a lurrv song till Cold Fire I consider all his lyrics to be platonic.

Exactly what I was thinking.
Cold being the operative word...

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 04:16 AM

View Postgrasbo, on 01 November 2017 - 11:43 PM, said:

Since Neil didn't write a lurrv song till Cold Fire I consider all his lyrics to be platonic.

It was long after midnight, when we got to unconditional love....

I can only imagine what Geddy thought when he read that for the first time.

Neil doesn't do sex well.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 04:57 AM

Lakeside park?

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:35 AM

View Postgrasbo, on 01 November 2017 - 11:43 PM, said:

Since Neil didn't write a lurrv song till Cold Fire I consider all his lyrics to be platonic.

Panacea, Madrigal, Entre Nous?....


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:44 AM

View Postgrasbo, on 01 November 2017 - 11:43 PM, said:

Since Neil didn't write a lurrv song till Cold Fire I consider all his lyrics to be platonic.
Neil love songs...hmmm.  Being hyper-analytical, he writes relationship songs more than love songs.  Entre Nous, Chemistry, Ghost of a Chance, and Cold Fire come to mind.  Also Alien Shore and - :gads: - Speed of Love.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:52 AM

What about Tears?...it's quite clearly a romantic ballad about love and loss, particularly the "my body was weak, for you...the truth" line.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:53 AM

View PostFridge, on 02 November 2017 - 08:52 AM, said:

What about Tears?...it's quite clearly a romantic ballad about love and loss, particularly the "my body was weak, for you...the truth" line.

geddy wrote tears

View PostAncient Ways, on 01 November 2017 - 09:12 PM, said:

Al and GED are clearly great friends.  Are they really that good of friends with Neil?  I’m not so sure.

i think that all three were probably closer friends in the earlier days but then they grew apart especially as neil started to lose interest in music and regard it more as a way of making money than a calling while meanwhile al and ged were still just as passionate about music as they ever had been.

Edited by Anthemic, 02 November 2017 - 08:56 AM.


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:54 AM

View PostAnthemic, on 02 November 2017 - 08:53 AM, said:

View PostFridge, on 02 November 2017 - 08:52 AM, said:

What about Tears?...it's quite clearly a romantic ballad about love and loss, particularly the "my body was weak, for you...the truth" line.

geddy wrote tears

Doh!

So he did...

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:09 AM

As fans we know quite well that Rush songs go over the heads of mere mortals and the unwashed.  As such, to gain even deeper understanding, a true fan must dig even deeper and be capable of gaining insight from the nuances of what is NOT written in order to find platonic references in Rush songs.  This is why it's: Leave that thing alone, not: Leave my thing alone.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:22 AM

How could Neil ever hope to improve on the genius lyrics in Take A Friend? I dunno, maybe he tried, and when he submitted the lyrics, Ged and Al thought back to the debut album and said "Been there, done that".

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 10:01 AM

Neil doesn't do Icky well.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 11:45 AM

View Postoghond2112, on 01 November 2017 - 09:05 PM, said:

Given how good friends the members of RUSH are in real life, I'm pretty shocked that Neil hasn't written a song regarding platonic relationships yet. (Well, there's "Entre Nous," but that can be interpreted romantically, too.)

Or am I missing something?

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 12:20 PM

On a related note, and at the risk of beating a dead horse 'cause I say this all the time, but I feel that Geddy wrote Different Strings about his relationship with Alex

I would have loved to see Dan Rather whip that question out .. not that Geddy would have given a straight answer

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Edited by Lucas, 02 November 2017 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 12:22 PM



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 12:25 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 02 November 2017 - 12:22 PM, said:



Duck, are you going thru a Stooges phase ??  .... I went thru one about 2 weeks ago !!




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