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  1. Post yours! Curious to see what shows up here...
  2. I was impressed by Neil's drumming (he was the best drummer ever), but it was his lyrics was I related to the most. I thought that was his true genius. Lyrics such as: You can choose from phantom fears And kindness that can kill I will choose a path that's clear I will choose free will Really kicked my ass into full gear and set me on the path to the man I am today! What are some ways Neil's/Rush's lyrics inspired you?
  3. Alright ladies and gentlemen, I'll start us off. The Spirit of Radio Begin the day with a friendly voice a companion, unobtrusive plays that song that's so elusive and the magic music makes your mullet move NEXT
  4. Sometimes I think that people are too critical in regards to Neil's lyric writing. In this thread, let's focus on our favorite Rush lyrics. Here's mine: Each of us A cell of awareness Imperfect and incomplete Genetic blends With uncertain ends On a fortune hunt That's far too fleet
  5. So, here's a theory I'm working on. The idea that people truly listen closely to lyrics when listening to music seems far fetched in most cases, but the idea that they ignore lyrics completely also seems unlikely. I propose that when people, especially passively, listen to music, they don't think of the lyrics but for about two reasons. First, they'll think about the lyrics they're hearing if something strikes them as odd or unusual, whether it be explicit lyrics, or convoluted ones, or just plain silly ones. If something jumps out as surprisingly unusual, people will suddenly take notice, even though more subtle unusual lyrics often go unnoticed. Second, they will think about lyrics if they're singing along or replaying the song in their head, mainly out of necessity. I don't think people have the opening lines of Don't Stop Believing memorized because they think it's poetry. I think they have those words memorized because they're sung so memorably and when the catchiness of the tune has them replaying it in their head or singing it out loud, they kinda need to know the lyrics to an extent to do that. But what do you guys think? How do you think people process lyrics when you're listening passively? What do you think perks people's ears up to lyrics and what causes them not to know the words to songs they've heard many times?
  6. What are songs that you have misheard, For me: Wrong: You drive, I'll steer Everybody else, steer clear 'Cause I'm 63 Right: You drive, I'll steer Everybody else, steer clear 'Cause I'm Sitting Pretty. Cheap Trick-You Drive I'll Steer
  7. Simple. Pick your favorite Alex Lifeson Lyrics songs from each album and all together. (I'll be back later to make my post) Enjoy!
  8. Hey guys. I've been inactive for a while on the forum for reasons related to an overdose of schoolwork, which is actually - paradoxically - what brings me here once more! By the end of the school year, everyone will have a yearbook. In that yearbook, we each have to write a quote, summing us up, and I figured, what better to do than to use a Rush lyric?? Also, who better to ask for suggestions than the Rush Forum family? So, (cold) fire away with your suggestions for which Rush lyric I should use for my yearbook quote! Many thanks in advance!
  9. anyone can post a question, anyone can answer, but you must answer using Rush lyrics lyric replies can be as much or as little of the lyrics as you like (though please try to resist using single-words :D )
  10. So I'm a junior in high school and I'm in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. For the IB program (which lasts through both my junior and senior years), I have to write a four thousand word extended essay on a topic of my choice. I have chosen the topic of Rush's 2112, namely its lyrics and its mass cultural impact. Put (semi) simply, over the course of the next year (starting about now), I will be writing a four thousand word essay examining the lyrics and cultural impact of Rush's breakthrough album in order to explore the question of why 2112 had and has continued to have such a prominent cultural impact including its lasting and incredible effect on Rush's fanbase. At the present moment I have not begun writing yet, but I am gathering a list of sources which I may intend to cite in the paper. While I was talking with my school librarian earlier about finding good sources for such an essay, she suggested I try to find a way of setting up some kind of interview (anything from exchanging e-mails to meeting in person) with the man behind the lyrics, Neil Peart. I think this would be absolutely awesome, but I'm not sure how to make it happen. So I've come here to ask you all: what do you guys think of the idea of setting up some kind of interview with Neil where I can ask him questions about his lyrics on 2112 and his opinions about the reasons for the albums humongous and lasting popularity and impact? If I were to do this, what would be the best way to contact Neil and set this up? What kind of interview should it be? Email? Social media? In person? What do you guys want to know that I could ask Neil regarding the topics my essay will be covering (2112, lyrics, cultural impact, effect on fanbase, etc.)? Should I ask questions regarding anything other than my essay What other ideas/opinions do you guys have that might be useful? I'm asking the fan base's advice on this, so feel free to ask other Rush fans you know what they think. ...and go. :)
  11. I'm wondering what do you guys consider to be the greatest lyric (or verse!) Neil has ever written? For me it's a toss up between 1) "We are only immortal for a limited time" or else 2) "From first to last, the peak is never passed. Something always fires the light that gets in your eyes". 3) The bridge part from Presto - "Don't ask me, i'm just improvising...." What do you think?
  12. Simple. Pick your favorite Neil Peart Lyrics songs from each album and all together. (I'll be back later to make my post) Enjoy!
  13. Simple. Pick your favorite Geddy Lee Lyrics songs from each album and all together. (I'll be back later to make my post) Enjoy!
  14. I'd like to start a list of bands to receive a special award. The award is for multiple instances of egregiously bad lyrics. I think it should be named the "Alligator Lizards Award" after the lyric in the America song "Ventura Highway". Please help me find more bands for this award and provide a couple short example of awful lyrics to support your nomination. I'll get it started... Band: America (Apologies. These guys wrote a lot of damn good songs. Nevertheless...) Ventura Highway 'Cause the free wind is blowin' through your hair / And the days surround your daylight there Seasons crying no despair / Alligator lizards in the air, in the air A Horse With No Name On the first part of the journey / I was looking at all the life There were plants and birds and rocks and things / There was sand and hills and rings The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz / And the sky with no clouds The heat was hot and the ground was dry / But the air was full of sound Tin Man But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man / That he didn't, didn't already have And Cause never was the reason for the evening / Or the tropic of Sir Galahad. So please believe in me When I say I'm spinning round, round, round, round / Smoke glass stain bright color Image going down, down, down, down / Soapsuds green like bubbles I can't ding them for Muskrat Love, as they didn't write it. But something sure attracted them to that whackass song...
  15. The recent thread about lyrics made me think it would be nice to have a single PDF file of Rush lyrics, so I created one. Be careful printing. It's 189 pages. There are hyperlinks to each album (click on the pictures of the album covers), and hyperlinks (or bookmarks) to each song (turn on the PDF bookmarks). (MOD EDIT: Had to remove the link. Can't allow links to downloadable files containing copyrighted material.) The link takes you to a Google Docs view of the file. There is a little down arrow under the File menu (may actually be in the File menu) where you can download the file.
  16. Hello everyone! This is my first post in The Rush Forum. I've just finished a Rush-related project that I've been working at school for the past nine weeks and wanted to share it with fellow Rush fans here. It is a stop-motion video set to Tom Sawyer with lyrics, printmaking, and a Mark Twain guitar solo. I put a lot of work into this and I'd love for you to check it out. Also, let me know what you think and share it with others if you dig it. Thanks so much! Modern Day Warrior: http://youtu.be/gapX8lunWk0
  17. Listen to Armor & Sword. Obviously you know the real lyrics but this is one of this "purple haze - 'scuse me" lyric things. I swear you can "hear" this: The battle flags are flown. At the feet of a garden gnome.
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