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Limelight vs. The Analog Kid


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  1. 1. Limelight vs. The Analog Kid



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"Limelight"

 

Better riff

Better solo

Better lyrics

 

Better lyrics?

Are you sure? I'm not.

 

I think TAK is pretty amazing from a lyric perspective.

Take for example the bridge

 

Too many hands on my time

Too many feelings

Too many things on my mind

When I leave I don't know what I'm hoping to find

And when I leave I don't know what I'm leaving behind...

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"Limelight"

 

Better riff

Better solo

Better lyrics

 

Better lyrics?

Are you sure? I'm not.

 

I think TAK is pretty amazing from a lyric perspective.

Take for example the bridge

 

Too many hands on my time

Too many feelings

Too many things on my mind

When I leave I don't know what I'm hoping to find

And when I leave I don't know what I'm leaving behind...

Yeah, I do.

 

I think the lyrics of "Limelight" make its point more poignantly.

 

If you think otherwise, that's fine. To each their own.

 

"The Analog Kid" is a personal top ten Rush song. "Limelight" is a top three song.

 

In the end, it's nitpicking.

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Wow, tough one...

 

I guess I'd have to vote Limelight, but Analog Kid is just about as awesome.

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Limelight. Possibly top three, next to Chain Lightning and 2112. Marathon and Red Barchetta are its biggest rivals to that top three spot.

 

Analog Kid? Used to love it, but the charm wore off. Middle of the pack for me.

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at the moment I'm the only weirdo who has voted for The Analog Kid; I loved it during CA tour and I didn't miss Limelight at all.
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The Analog Kid. Everything about the song is awesome. Limelight is actually one of my least favorite tracks from MP, I like the live versions better however
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Hardest choice yet from all these polls.I really love TAK, one of my favorites, but Limelight is too perfect. If you asked me to name Rush's best song ever (not favorite but best) I'd think it a toss up between Limelight and Red Barchetta.
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Limelight.

 

And I love The Analog Kid, I really love it. My favorite part of the song is probably the bridge- "You move me, you move me"...

 

Saw it live on each of the last two tours I've attended (Counterparts and Clockwork Angels), and it's fantastic.

 

But Limelight is even better.

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"Limelight"

 

Better riff

Better solo

Better lyrics

 

Um, :no: . "AK"'s lyrics are about as positive and full of promise as you can get. "Limelight"'s are a glorified version of "Here Again". Plus, it's another brick in the wall Neil is always building between he and the band's fans. Okay, Neil: being famous can be tough. I get it. But no one's making you sit behind the kit, eh?

 

Musically, "AK" has a better chorus and doesn't take itself so seriously. However, I will say that "Limelight" has more of an immediate power hook: those first six notes are riveting and the song's composition is more intricate than "AK".

 

Both incredible tunes. "AK" wins for being much closer to everyone's heart than the thin-skinned themes of "Limelight".

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