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Poll: Do you LIKE Neil's more recent lyrics? (55 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you LIKE Neil's more recent lyrics?

  1. 1)Metaphors using *like & *as show his intelligence (11 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  2. 2)Word plays & cliche\'d sayings dont get old (11 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. 3)They are ok, but some are cheezy and preachy (22 votes [40.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  4. 4)They are heavy handed and self-important/liberal (6 votes [10.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.91%

  5. 5)They sound like they were written by a 6th grader (2 votes [3.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.64%

  6. 6)They are contrived & unintelligent & silly (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. 7)I hate them with a passion (1 votes [1.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.82%

  8. 8)Plain stupid & read like someone trying 2 act smart (2 votes [3.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.64%

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#41 Gemari77

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 07:41 AM

QUOTE (softfilter @ Jun 20 2006, 01:45 AM)

And the end of Cygnus X-1 " EVERY NERVE IS TORN APAAAAAART !" No sh*t !!  laugh.gif

LoL!!! The live version from Different Stages is HILARIOUS!!

I've grown accustomed to people hating on HYF thru T4E era Rush, so it doesn't bother me.... but, I do have a soft spot for that era of Rush. I can listen to all of those albums all the way through without skipping songs... though, Bravado, Nobody's Hero and other "dramatic ballad" type songs do irritate me...

Uptempo Rockers that people usually rag on like Face Up, Dog Years..etc Are some of my favorites.

I spent so many years hearing people praise 1975-1981 Rush, and even doing that myself. After awhile, I started really digging deeper into the later CDs to the point that now I'm a synth era and 90s era Rush junkie more so than the earlier stuff. I don't find much to dislike there.

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#42 daveyt

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 08:38 AM

everyone in this thread needs a bitchslap yes.gif

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:09 AM

QUOTE (TheCaskOf43 @ Jun 19 2006, 11:09 PM)
Chemistry, yes, the lyrics suck.  But, so many of Neil's lyrics suck so bad that this one isn't any worse.  The music's good, however, and its catchy.

Hold on a second... let me get this straight.  You're telling me that THIS little bit of lyrical genius:
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Eye to I
Reaction burning hotter
Two to one
Reflection on the water
H to O
No flow without the other
Oh but how
Do they make contact
With one another?

Electricity? Biology?
Seems to me it's Chemistry

is as good as THESE?
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All four winds together
Can't bring the world to me
Shadows hide the play of light
So much I want to see
Chase the light around the world
I want to look at life - In the available light

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And if the music stops
There's only the sound of the rain
All the hope and glory
All the sacrifice in vain
If love remains
Though everything is lost
We will pay the price,
But we will not count the cost

You've got to be kidding me!

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:10 AM

There are a few.

Cold fire - because it's crap.
Bravado - because it bores the arse off me.
I think I'm going bald - because I'm bald. And it's crap.
Virtuality - because the lyrics are brutal, "Net-boy, Net-Girl"????? Hello?
It gives Rush-haters far too much ammunition.
Presto - a melody would be nice.
Rivendell - embarrassingly twee.

But I'll defend RTB and Nobody's Hero!!!

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:10 AM

And also, I refuse to vote in the poll in this thread.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:30 AM

Wow, Cask, I don't think we'd ever manage to have a listening party together!  biggrin.gif

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8) Red Tide-OMG Neil, enough with the cheesy "red" metaphors.  Its not 8th grade literature class.


Ok, I agree that there are too many "red" songs - that's just kinda weird - but I don't dislike any of them for that reason (though I abhore "Red Lenses" just because it sucks).

Red Tide, though, is one of my favourites - it's so moody and has a great feel to it.

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9) Hand Over Fist-Neil's getting even more lame with the lyrics and his own self-feeling of "cleverness" while reciting trite cliche'd expressions and thinking he's being profound by offering cheesy plays on words.


This one I love because it's one of those songs that reminds me of things I sometimes tend to forget - like that it can be good to be more open to people. Online, I'm very friendly and open, but in person, I'm horrifyingly shy.  Get me in a room full of people and I'll do whatever I can to "disappear".  The lines "I feel my sprit resist, but I open up my fist and lay hand over hand..." is something that just rings so VERY true to me - and reminds me that when I DO let myself relax and make the effort to be able to connect with someone, it's actually a good thing.

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10) Available Light-This lightbulb burned out in the first 10 seconds.  Reverb anyone?


Another one I love for it's moodiness.  I don't know if I've ever really listened to the lyrics on this one - I usually just let myself sink into the feeling of the music and go with it

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11) Bravado-Why they continue to bore us to death with this crap song is beyond me.


The main part of the song is a bit ... i dunno ... conventional, but for me, on the live versions, the soaring guitar solo at the end is WELL worth sitting through the rest of it!

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21) Double Agent-Amazingly, even worse than most of the above.


I love this one just because it's so weirly quirky - and again, some of the lyrics just hit me in a certain way

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24) Half the World-Yuk.  Don't tell me you can listen to this all the way through.


Lyrically, not the best, but another one where the overall musciality of the song wins me over.  I just like the way it sounds

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26) Time and Motion-A return of the "old" Rush?  Um, I think not


I'm not sure quite why I like this one so much, but I do.  It's one of my faves off T4E


As to what I HATE?  Dog Years, Carve Away the Stone and, most of all....

RIVENDELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dog Years, the lyrics are inane and the music just isn't enough to cover it up, Carve Away the Stone just sounds, i dunno, goofy, and Rivendell lost it for me the first time I heard it when I found myself listening to the words and expecting the verse to go "lying in the warm grass, feel the sunlight on my ass" because, lets face it, who's going to think "face" rhymes with "grass"?  My brain expected a rhyming body part for the sunlight to be on, and ass was it....  I've never been able to listen to that song without cracking up there.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:40 AM

QUOTE (daveyt @ Jun 20 2006, 08:38 AM)
everyone in this thread needs a bitchslap yes.gif

YOU'RE in this thread, davey!  unsure.gif


I know what you mean. But, I have to say that "I Think I'm Going Bald" is bad. It makes me want to tear my hair out. laugh.gif  

Runner up is "Dog Years." Yuck.



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Posted 20 June 2006 - 10:21 AM

Dog Years
Virtuality
You Bet Your Life (nerdy talk by Geddy just grates on my nerves!)
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Posted 20 June 2006 - 10:35 AM

QUOTE (sullysue @ Jun 20 2006, 09:40 AM)
QUOTE (daveyt @ Jun 20 2006, 08:38 AM)
everyone in this thread needs a bitchslap yes.gif

YOU'RE in this thread, davey!  unsure.gif

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 10:45 AM

Actually to be honest, I havent found a Rush song that I hate. Sure their are some I tend not to listen to, but I dont think their bad.
I LOVE Rivendell!! I dont know why people hate that song so much.
Of course Im a Tolkien freak, so im probably biast, but its still such a great song.

Edited by Taril, 20 June 2006 - 11:22 AM.


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Posted 20 June 2006 - 10:58 AM

Gah...reading this thread makes me sad.    



...leaving now.  And taking the songs ya'll hate with me! ph34r.gif  



::turns up Face Up/DogYears/etc.::



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Posted 20 June 2006 - 11:01 AM

I don't enjoy the live 2112 on RiR.
You can't hear geddy. wtf.gif
Alex's guitar was way to loud.
And i couldn't hear any bass.
Neil drum's were perfect though.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 11:06 AM

QUOTE (*Limelight* @ Jun 20 2006, 11:01 AM)
I don't enjoy the live 2112 on RiR.
You can't hear geddy. wtf.gif
Alex's guitar was way to loud.
And i couldn't hear any bass.
Neil drum's were perfect though.

Keep in mind that there was no soundcheck for the RiR show, and that the crowd was not only many times larger, but also many times louder than most other crowds.

I don't have any problem with Nobody's Hero.  I can't understand why everyone hates it so much.

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Rivendell lost it for me the first time I heard it when I found myself listening to the words and expecting the verse to go "lying in the warm grass, feel the sunlight on my ass" because, lets face it, who's going to think "face" rhymes with "grass"? My brain expected a rhyming body part for the sunlight to be on, and ass was it.... I've never been able to listen to that song without cracking up there.


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Posted 20 June 2006 - 11:07 AM

QUOTE (Rush Didact @ Jun 20 2006, 09:10 AM)
And also, I refuse to vote in the poll in this thread.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 11:08 AM

QUOTE (fledgehog @ Jun 20 2006, 11:06 AM)
QUOTE (*Limelight* @ Jun 20 2006, 11:01 AM)
I don't enjoy the live 2112 on RiR.
You can't hear geddy. wtf.gif
Alex's guitar was way to loud.
And i couldn't hear any bass.
Neil drum's were perfect though.

Keep in mind that there was no soundcheck for the RiR show, and that the crowd was not only many times larger, but also many times louder than most other crowds.

I don't have any problem with Nobody's Hero.  I can't understand why everyone hates it so much.

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Rivendell lost it for me the first time I heard it when I found myself listening to the words and expecting the verse to go "lying in the warm grass, feel the sunlight on my ass" because, lets face it, who's going to think "face" rhymes with "grass"? My brain expected a rhyming body part for the sunlight to be on, and ass was it.... I've never been able to listen to that song without cracking up there.


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As do i really enjoy nobody's hero.
And why do alot of people beat up on dog years? wtf.gif  

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 11:14 AM

You know, Rush at their worst is still way better than a lot of bands at their "best."

I'm with Taril - I can't think of any songs of theirs that I really hate. Some I like better than others, but there's nothing that will make me run out of the room screaming...



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Posted 20 June 2006 - 11:17 AM

QUOTE (GGOAT!!! @ Jun 19 2006, 07:51 PM)
Another...

"Kid Gloves"

Ruins an otherwise great album.

I thought the guitar solo on this one was great.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 12:14 PM

Nobody's Hero because it just plods along.  I hate the rhythm of that song.  Also Driven for the same reasons.  Ironically, apart from the opening riff, that song is anything but driven.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 12:54 PM

QUOTE (fledgehog @ Jun 20 2006, 11:06 AM)


I don't have any problem with Nobody's Hero.  I can't understand why everyone hates it so much.

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Rivendell lost it for me the first time I heard it when I found myself listening to the words and expecting the verse to go "lying in the warm grass, feel the sunlight on my ass" because, lets face it, who's going to think "face" rhymes with "grass"? My brain expected a rhyming body part for the sunlight to be on, and ass was it.... I've never been able to listen to that song without cracking up there.


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I DO sing Rivendell like that!  tongue.gif For the same reason.

And, I love "Nobody's Hero," too. As a matter of fact, it's my 7-year-old daughter's favorite Rush song. She and her best friend sang to it on stage at a local karaoke place last Friday night! How cool is that?

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 01:11 PM

QUOTE (daveyt @ Jun 20 2006, 08:38 AM)
everyone in this thread needs a bitchslap yes.gif

couldn't agree with you more.......

hey cask it really is apparent you don't like rush unless it came from before 82.....i don't embrace every rush tune...there is not 1 that i hate....as far as rtb..gup..counter and tfe.....most people love rush because the never conformed and always did what they wanted to do...if they did every album like hemispheres i think you would piss and moan bc eveything sounds the same....

the more things change the more they stay the same

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