Entre_Perpetuo Posted January 10, 2020 Share Posted January 10, 2020 You know, there aren't many things in my life that I don't try to be outstanding in. Socially, academically, as an older brother, I try my best to be atypical in some way. I don't like the idea of just being a face in a crowd or being representative of the average, or the archetype. I tend to run away from it to tell you the truth. However, one of the few places where I'm truly content, happy, to be just another member is in being a Rush fan. Perhaps its because a lot of the Rush fanbase is made of people like me, who don't fit the norms in their lives or try to eschew them. It's comforting to know there's something that brings so many of us together, and that thing is Rush. Furthermore, I think one of the biggest parts of what makes Rush appeal to those of us who aren't satisfied with the status quo is Neil. His lyrics speak to our desire to know and do more in our lives, and to be fully ourselves. His drumming sparks our passion and drive. His story cements our feelings. There are at least a dozen lines I could copy and paste from his songs as some kind of touching eulogy, but I remember now something he said in Beyond The Lighted stage which my Dad and I have always loved. In speaking about his lyrics and people's connections to them, if I recall correctly, Neil says something to this effect, "I'm just a reflection of everyone else." That one always makes me stop and think. Rest In Peace Neil Peart 10 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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