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#1 toymaker

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 08:33 PM

Has this been done?  What hasn't?

I'm thinking of Tears and Different Strings in particular.  Rush isn't known for "love songs" really (just a bit of cliched slap n' tickle stuff on the first record, maybe, and you could look at Panacea and a few of the later songs).  Do they compare well with other bands' romantic ballads?

I know Lucas has an interesting theory about Different Strings...

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 09:00 PM

Entre Nous, a personal favorite of mine.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 09:04 PM

View PostJohnRogers, on 25 April 2016 - 09:00 PM, said:

Entre Nous, a personal favorite of mine.

Entre Nous is a great tune.

Is it a "romantic" tune, or just another Peart statement on people's fundamental isolation from each other?  Maybe Different Strings is really about that, as well.

I forgot to mention Madrigal.  That's more a romantic tune.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 09:36 PM

"The Speed of Love" strikes me as appropriate for this thread, too :)

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 09:38 PM

View Postbean-tor, on 25 April 2016 - 09:36 PM, said:

"The Speed of Love" strikes me as appropriate for this thread, too :)

You know the problem with that song? It doesnt speed by fast enough.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 09:39 PM

View Postbean-tor, on 25 April 2016 - 09:36 PM, said:

"The Speed of Love" strikes me as appropriate for this thread, too :)

Yup.  Forgot that one.  A more poppy song, more in line with yer typical luv song?

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 09:40 PM

Cold Fire is another song about love and relationships. I think it's horribly underrated.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 09:57 PM

View PostDigital Dad, on 25 April 2016 - 09:38 PM, said:

View Postbean-tor, on 25 April 2016 - 09:36 PM, said:

"The Speed of Love" strikes me as appropriate for this thread, too :)

You know the problem with that song? It doesnt speed by fast enough.

:syrinx:

Seriously, though...call me clouded by sentimentality if you wish but I like that one.  :)

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 09:58 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 25 April 2016 - 09:39 PM, said:

View Postbean-tor, on 25 April 2016 - 09:36 PM, said:

"The Speed of Love" strikes me as appropriate for this thread, too :)

Yup.  Forgot that one.  A more poppy song, more in line with yer typical luv song?

I understand it makes excellent mood music for declaring one's love to a special someone for the first time :wub:

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:04 PM

Ghost of a Chance.
Good solo. I can skip the rest.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:06 PM

View PostDigital Dad, on 25 April 2016 - 09:38 PM, said:

View Postbean-tor, on 25 April 2016 - 09:36 PM, said:

"The Speed of Love" strikes me as appropriate for this thread, too :)

You know the problem with that song? It doesnt speed by fast enough.
Don't like that either. IMHO, Peart was forcing those lyrics.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:14 PM

View Postbean-tor, on 25 April 2016 - 09:58 PM, said:

View Posttoymaker, on 25 April 2016 - 09:39 PM, said:

View Postbean-tor, on 25 April 2016 - 09:36 PM, said:

"The Speed of Love" strikes me as appropriate for this thread, too :)

Yup.  Forgot that one.  A more poppy song, more in line with yer typical luv song?

I understand it makes excellent mood music for declaring one's love to a special someone for the first time :wub:

Wink wink nudge nudge. Aye, aye??

A nods as good as a wink to a blind bat!!

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:27 PM

Panacea is, I feel, is very much about love - actually, a person's first love

Here's a meaning for my life
A shelter from the storm
Pacify my troubles with Her body, soft and warm

Naked in our unity
A smile for every tear
Gentle hands that promise me
Comfort through the years

Yet I know I must be gone
Before the light of dawn

Panacea, passion pure
I can't resist your gentle lure
My heart will lie beside you
And my wandering body grieves



I find these passages very sad - the traveler has found what he feels is love, but he cannot stay - he must go forward ..

Of interest also because of Neil's real-life need to travel - away from his family - almost as if he is unfulfilled by love ( the love of one partner )



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Posted 25 April 2016 - 11:13 PM

View PostDirkPrattLerxst, on 25 April 2016 - 09:40 PM, said:

Cold Fire is another song about love and relationships. I think it's horribly underrated.
I remember hearing the lyrics for the first time and going'what,their first real love song!'I like it a lot but Alex's solo is a bit fiddly and goes nowhere.Perhaps he fiddles about a lot in the bedroom.

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 01:10 AM

View Postgrasbo, on 25 April 2016 - 11:13 PM, said:

View PostDirkPrattLerxst, on 25 April 2016 - 09:40 PM, said:

Cold Fire is another song about love and relationships. I think it's horribly underrated.
I remember hearing the lyrics for the first time and going'what,their first real love song!'I like it a lot but Alex's solo is a bit fiddly and goes nowhere.Perhaps he fiddles about a lot in the bedroom.

Isn't soloing more about ... self-love?

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 01:18 AM

Moving Pictures seems to have no love songs - more songs about isolation, really.  Seems when Rush entered the 80s there wasn't much about romance any more.

I do maintain, though, that Chemistry has some cool lyrics about what brings people together - elemental empathy.

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 01:56 AM

Halo Effect definitely falls into this category. I know lots of people love it, but it sounds like a SnA leftover to me. I don't hate it. but I don't love it either. One of my least favs on a very strong CA record.

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 03:40 AM

Open Secrets

A truly masterful commentary on misunderstandings in relationships

One instance where he nails it.

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 06:07 AM

I say almost all of Counterparts is about love and relationships.

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 06:09 AM

And don´t forget the RUSH album. Songs such as

Need Some Love
Take A Friend
In The Mood

That is some true love songs! ;)





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