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Poll: POLL: Worst Rush Song Lyrically? (16 member(s) have cast votes)

Worst Rush Song Lyrics?

  1. Take A Friend (0 votes [0.00%])

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  2. In The Mood (4 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  3. Rivendell (0 votes [0.00%])

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  4. I Think I'm Going Bald (1 votes [6.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  5. The Necromancer (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. The Fountain Of Lamneth (0 votes [0.00%])

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  7. The Trees (1 votes [6.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  8. Countdown (0 votes [0.00%])

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  9. The Body Electric (0 votes [0.00%])

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  10. Tai Shan (0 votes [0.00%])

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  11. War Paint (0 votes [0.00%])

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  12. Superconductor (0 votes [0.00%])

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  13. Hand Over Fist (0 votes [0.00%])

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  14. Face Up (0 votes [0.00%])

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  15. Heresy (0 votes [0.00%])

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  16. Neurotica (1 votes [6.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  17. You Bet Your Life (1 votes [6.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  18. The Speed Of Love (0 votes [0.00%])

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  19. Half The World (3 votes [18.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.75%

  20. Dog Years (4 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  21. Virtuality (1 votes [6.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  22. Faithless (0 votes [0.00%])

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#21 JohnnyBlaze

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 05:52 PM

Countdown and The Body Electric are on here?! What? How? Why?

Even Take A Friend written by teen Geddy isn’t bad for what it is.

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 05:53 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 20 August 2020 - 05:52 PM, said:

Countdown and The Body Electric are on here?! What? How? Why?

Even Take A Friend written by teen Geddy isn’t bad for what it is.
Lots of people dislike Countdown and Body Electric for their lyrics
they don't like "excitement so thick you could cut it with a knife" or the "1 0 0 1 0 0 1" (uh oh the admin is coming :outtahere: :fuckwithadmin: )

Edited by _hi_water._, 20 August 2020 - 05:54 PM.


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Posted 20 August 2020 - 06:41 PM

Half the World is the only choice.   It would be embarrassing for a second grader to have written this.

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 07:42 PM

View Post_hi_water._, on 20 August 2020 - 05:53 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 20 August 2020 - 05:52 PM, said:

Countdown and The Body Electric are on here?! What? How? Why?

Even Take A Friend written by teen Geddy isn’t bad for what it is.
Lots of people dislike Countdown and Body Electric for their lyrics
they don't like "excitement so thick you could cut it with a knife" or the "1 0 0 1 0 0 1" (uh oh the admin is coming :outtahere: :fuckwithadmin: )

I question your perspective on “lots of people” and “everyone” :P

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 07:43 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 20 August 2020 - 07:42 PM, said:

View Post_hi_water._, on 20 August 2020 - 05:53 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 20 August 2020 - 05:52 PM, said:

Countdown and The Body Electric are on here?! What? How? Why?

Even Take A Friend written by teen Geddy isn’t bad for what it is.
Lots of people dislike Countdown and Body Electric for their lyrics
they don't like "excitement so thick you could cut it with a knife" or the "1 0 0 1 0 0 1" (uh oh the admin is coming :outtahere: :fuckwithadmin: )

I question your perspective on “lots of people” and “everyone” :P
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Posted 20 August 2020 - 08:40 PM

View Post_hi_water._, on 20 August 2020 - 07:43 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 20 August 2020 - 07:42 PM, said:

View Post_hi_water._, on 20 August 2020 - 05:53 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 20 August 2020 - 05:52 PM, said:

Countdown and The Body Electric are on here?! What? How? Why?

Even Take A Friend written by teen Geddy isn’t bad for what it is.
Lots of people dislike Countdown and Body Electric for their lyrics
they don't like "excitement so thick you could cut it with a knife" or the "1 0 0 1 0 0 1" (uh oh the admin is coming :outtahere: :fuckwithadmin: )

I question your perspective on “lots of people” and “everyone” :P
TRF, reddit, youtube comments, etc.

Okay. But here, one of your “everyone dislikes this band” is winning the poll:
http://www.therushfo...journey-escape/

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 12:49 AM

View Post_hi_water._, on 20 August 2020 - 05:53 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 20 August 2020 - 05:52 PM, said:

Countdown and The Body Electric are on here?! What? How? Why?

Even Take A Friend written by teen Geddy isn’t bad for what it is.
Lots of people dislike Countdown and Body Electric for their lyrics
they don't like "excitement so thick you could cut it with a knife" or the "1 0 0 1 0 0 1" (uh oh the admin is coming :outtahere: :fuckwithadmin: )

:rage:

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 01:17 AM

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 20 August 2020 - 03:24 PM, said:

View PostFridge, on 20 August 2020 - 01:55 PM, said:

Why isn't Nobodys Hero in this list?

Buttock-clenchingly embarrassing ....

And Anagram (For Mongo), too. In fact, any poll featuring the words "Rush" and "bad" that does not include Anagram is pretty much null and void.

That was gonna be my post. I love Presto but that song can take off. Lyrically it's easily Neil's worst. I don't come to Rush for word games. If I want to hear clever wordplay I go to hip-hop.

Edited by Entre_Perpetuo, 21 August 2020 - 01:17 AM.


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Posted 21 August 2020 - 01:23 AM

Also yeah a number of the songs on this list I quite enjoy from a lyrical perspective:

Take A Friend is just good advice from Mr. Lee
The Necromancer and Fountain are excellent bits of storytelling. The clunkier parts of them come down to unrefined musical transitions.
The Trees, Countdown, and The Body Electric are actually some of my favorite Neil lyrics. His imagery in the latter two especially is vivid and arresting.
I Think I'm Going Bald, Rivendell, Tai Shan, and War Paint from a lyrical standpoint are perfectly acceptable in my book. Maybe Neil's a bit over par here, but his par is much lower than most anyone else's. War Paint and I Think I'm Going Bald especially have some very thoughtful moments.

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 08:20 PM

View Post_hi_water._, on 20 August 2020 - 05:49 PM, said:

The worst song on Presto lyrically is probably "Scars"

They're some of the best, imo.

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 08:23 PM

View Postgoose, on 21 August 2020 - 08:20 PM, said:

View Post_hi_water._, on 20 August 2020 - 05:49 PM, said:

The worst song on Presto lyrically is probably "Scars"

They're some of the best, imo.
Presto had some good lyrics tho...

Show Don't Tell, Chain Lightning, The Pass, Presto, Red Tide

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 08:49 PM

Countdown and The Body Electric are on here?! What? How? Why?

Body Electric's music makes the song, the lyrics are a bit forced but it fits in well with the other songs on GUP.  Countdown is just a fan boy letter to the space program, it's not going to be fancy.  I just enjoy the feelings it evokes as I remember so many mornings getting up to watch the Gemini launches.  The song is an homage to geeks, love the banter from mission control too.  When Space X took off, I was listening to a program on NPR and they played Countdown as they signed off.  A guest said that all the engineers and other workers (even some astronaunts I am told) love the song.   So that's good enough for me.  :notworthy:

Edited by Rhyta, 21 August 2020 - 08:51 PM.


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Posted 21 August 2020 - 09:06 PM

View PostRhyta, on 21 August 2020 - 08:49 PM, said:

Countdown and The Body Electric are on here?! What? How? Why?

Body Electric's music makes the song, the lyrics are a bit forced but it fits in well with the other songs on GUP.  Countdown is just a fan boy letter to the space program, it's not going to be fancy.  I just enjoy the feelings it evokes as I remember so many mornings getting up to watch the Gemini launches.  The song is an homage to geeks, love the banter from mission control too.  When Space X took off, I was listening to a program on NPR and they played Countdown as they signed off.  A guest said that all the engineers and other workers (even some astronaunts I am told) love the song.   So that's good enough for me.  :notworthy:
Quite lots of people who don't like the lyrics for Countdown and Body Electric.
Countdown: "excitement so thick you can cut it with a knife"
TBE: 1-0- *cough cough* I mean the chorus

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Posted 23 August 2020 - 01:12 AM

View Post_hi_water._, on 21 August 2020 - 09:06 PM, said:

View PostRhyta, on 21 August 2020 - 08:49 PM, said:

Countdown and The Body Electric are on here?! What? How? Why?

Body Electric's music makes the song, the lyrics are a bit forced but it fits in well with the other songs on GUP.  Countdown is just a fan boy letter to the space program, it's not going to be fancy.  I just enjoy the feelings it evokes as I remember so many mornings getting up to watch the Gemini launches.  The song is an homage to geeks, love the banter from mission control too.  When Space X took off, I was listening to a program on NPR and they played Countdown as they signed off.  A guest said that all the engineers and other workers (even some astronaunts I am told) love the song.   So that's good enough for me.  :notworthy:
Quite lots of people who don't like the lyrics for Countdown and Body Electric.
Countdown: "excitement so thick you can cut it with a knife"
TBE: 1-0- *cough cough* I mean the chorus

Countdown: truly poetic imagery
TBE: I, Robot

Mind you, these are both high compliments.





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