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#41 Amps211

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 10:53 AM

All this machinery
Making modern music
Can still be open-hearted
Not so coldly charted
It's really just a question
Of your honesty, yeah your honesty

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 10:55 AM

this post is getting me again! .. holding back a few tears again!! good lord he was amazing

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 12:32 PM

It's cold comfort to the ones without it
To know how they struggled, how they suffered about it

If their lives were exotic and strange
They would likely have gladly exchanged them for something a little more plain
Maybe something a little more sane

We each pay a fabulous price
For our visions of paradise
But a spirit with a vision
Is a dream with a mission

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 02:08 PM

Winding like an ancient river
The time is now again
Hope is like an endless river
The time is now again

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 02:21 PM

Who's come to slay the dragon
Come to watch him fall ... :heart:

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 04:08 PM

Not even close.

A spirit with a vision is a dream with a mission.

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 11:40 AM

One of my favorites... and appropriate right now:

"Learning that we're only immortal for a limited time"

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 12:17 PM

Well as I am more than certain many of us will have a hard time choosing what exactly is our "favorite" Lyric of our beloved and departed Professor. I know regarding my favorite(s) it's like me being on a carousel and where ever it stops there are multiple (& multiple) choices.
Today my favorites are:
POLARIZE ME
SENSITIZE ME
CRITICIZE ME
CIVILIZE ME
COMPENSATE ME
ANIMATE ME
COMPLICATE ME
ELEVATE ME

Tied in 1st with:

The Spray that's torn away,
Is an image of the way I feel...

Edited by Crimsonmistymemory, 12 January 2020 - 12:31 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 01:22 PM

The lyric that keeps sticking with me

No one get to their heaven without a fight

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 01:48 AM

"It's true that love can change us
Never quite enough
Sometimes we're too tender
Sometimes we're too tough"

"And if love remains
though everything is lost
We will pay the price
but we will not count the cost"


For someone who supposedly rarely wrote love songs, Neil had some of the most profound observations on the subject I've ever heard in a song, or in life. Isn't that ironic?

Edited by Entre_Perpetuo, 19 January 2020 - 01:49 AM.


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 09:13 AM

View PostRutlefan, on 10 January 2020 - 09:53 PM, said:

Wind
In my hair
Shifting and drifting
Mechanical music
Adrenaline surge...


Well-weathered leather
Hot metal and oil
The scented country air
Sunlight on chrome
The blur of the landscape
Every nerve aware


Also this:

Everyone would gather
On the twenty-fourth of May
Sitting in the sand
To watch the fireworks display
Dancing fires on the beach
Singing songs together
Though it's just a memory, some memories last forever

And this:

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

Edited by Rutlefan, 22 January 2020 - 09:16 AM.


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 09:46 AM

View Postlerxt1990, on 10 January 2020 - 09:14 PM, said:

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Should be in the misheard lyrics thread. :lol:

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 10:36 AM

View Postmila, on 11 January 2020 - 02:21 PM, said:

Who's come to slay the dragon
Come to watch him fall ... :heart:

Those are indeed lovely lyrics, but they're not Neil's.

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 11:14 AM

View PostJARG, on 22 January 2020 - 10:36 AM, said:

View Postmila, on 11 January 2020 - 02:21 PM, said:

Who's come to slay the dragon
Come to watch him fall ... :heart:

Those are indeed lovely lyrics, but they're not Neil's.
That one was Geddy, right?

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 12:32 PM

View PostRushRevisited, on 22 January 2020 - 11:14 AM, said:

View PostJARG, on 22 January 2020 - 10:36 AM, said:

View Postmila, on 11 January 2020 - 02:21 PM, said:

Who's come to slay the dragon
Come to watch him fall ... :heart:

Those are indeed lovely lyrics, but they're not Neil's.
That one was Geddy, right?
Yes.

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 04:30 AM

Computerized clinic
For superior cynics
Who dance to a synthetic band
In their own image
Their world is fashioned
No wonder they don't understand


Art as expression, not as market campaigns
Will still capture our imaginations


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They say there are strangers who threaten us
Our immigrants and infidels
They say there is strangeness to danger us
In our theaters and bookstore shelves
That those who know what's best for us
Must rise and save us from ourselves


Quick to judge
Quick to anger
Slow to understand
Ignorance and prejudice
And fear walk hand in hand


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All that you can do is wish them well
Even if you're going through hell, just keep on going

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Nowhere is the dreamer
Or the misfit so alone


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No hero in your tragedy
No daring in your escape
No salutes for your surrender
Nothing noble in your fate
Christ, what have you done?


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Hit you in a soft place
A melody so sweet
A strong and simple beat
That you can dance to


Watch his every move
(Superconductor)
Orchestrate illusions
(Superconductor)
Watch his every move
(Superconductor)
Hoping you'll believe
Designing to deceive
That's entertainment

Edited by analog guy, 23 January 2020 - 04:32 AM.


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Posted 23 January 2020 - 04:59 AM

All of them.....

Except "Dog Years....."  :facepalm:

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 02:59 PM

I recently rediscovered the Presto album, and there was one track that particularly stood out to me: The Pass
Static on your frequency
Electrical storm in your veins
Raging at unreachable glory
Straining at invisible chains

And now you're trembling on a rocky ledge
Staring down into a heartless sea
Can't face life on a razor's edge
Nothing's what you thought it would be

All of us get lost in the darkness
Dreamers learn to steer by the stars
All of us do time in the gutter
Dreamers turn to look at the cars
Turn around and turn around and turn around
Turn around and walk the razor's edge
Don't turn your back
And slam the door on me
...
It's not as if this barricade
Blocks the only road
It's not as if you're all alone
In wanting to explode
Someone set a bad example
Made surrender seem all right
The act of a noble warrior
Who lost the will to fight
...
And now you're trembling on a rocky ledge
Staring down into a heartless sea
Done with life on a razor's edge
Nothing's what you thought it would be
...
No hero in your tragedy
No daring in your escape
No salutes for your surrender
Nothing noble in your fate
Christ, what have you done?

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 03:15 PM

View PostEquality 7-2521, on 23 January 2020 - 02:59 PM, said:

I recently rediscovered the Presto album, and there was one track that particularly stood out to me: The Pass
Static on your frequency
Electrical storm in your veins
Raging at unreachable glory
Straining at invisible chains

And now you're trembling on a rocky ledge
Staring down into a heartless sea
Can't face life on a razor's edge
Nothing's what you thought it would be

All of us get lost in the darkness
Dreamers learn to steer by the stars
All of us do time in the gutter
Dreamers turn to look at the cars
Turn around and turn around and turn around
Turn around and walk the razor's edge
Don't turn your back
And slam the door on me
...
It's not as if this barricade
Blocks the only road
It's not as if you're all alone
In wanting to explode
Someone set a bad example
Made surrender seem all right
The act of a noble warrior
Who lost the will to fight
...
And now you're trembling on a rocky ledge
Staring down into a heartless sea
Done with life on a razor's edge
Nothing's what you thought it would be
...
No hero in your tragedy
No daring in your escape
No salutes for your surrender
Nothing noble in your fate
Christ, what have you done?

Such a fantastic song. Everything is just put together perfectly in it. I seem to recall an interview or something where Neil said it was one of the hardest songs for him to write the lyrics to since he never experienced suicidal thoughts before. I think he ended up nailing it pretty well though.

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 11:30 AM

Today my favorite
Is;
Attack the day like a birds of prey
Or scavengers under cover...

Edited by Crimsonmistymemory, 26 January 2020 - 11:32 AM.





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