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New Rush Album Touches On War On Terror and 9-11
Vapor Trails-The New Rush Album Due May 14 | 4-30-02 | my favorite headache

Posted on 04/30/2002 2:34:10 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

The long awaited album from the rock band Rush who has sold in excess of 40 million albums worldwide is about to release one of their strongest efforts to date. I have had the opportunity to own this album for the last 2 weeks and it will be released to the public on May 14th. I am posting some lyrics to a few of the new songs on the album as Neil Peart (who lost his daughter and wife in 1997 in the span of 10 months),touches on the morning of 9-11,our fears, our rage, our hopes, and what was lost and can hopefully be gained.

For those not in the know Neil is a Libertarian and well versed writer who has paid tribute to Ayn Rand on many songs. So here are a few selections to read and take in. Also as a slight review for this album I must say that the album has hit a home run and the tour begins June 28th in Hartford,CT.

Notice the tribute to let's roll in there and the other meanings in between the song.

Freeze (Part IV of "Fear")

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The city crouches steaming, in the early morning half light
The sun is still a rumor, and the light is still a threat
Slipping through the dark streets and the echoes and the shadows
Something stirs behind me and my palms begin to sweat

Sometimes I freeze until the light comes
Sometimes I fly into the night
Sometimes I fight against the darkness
Sometimes I'm wrong
Sometimes I'm right

Cold immortal scream caught like a creature in the headlights
Into a desperate panic, or a tempest of blind fury
Like cornered beast
Or a conquering hero

The madness threatens
Closing
And i'm frozen in the shadows
I'm not prepared to run away
And i'm not prepared to fight
I could stand to reason
Or surrender to a reflex
I will trust my instincts
Or surrender to my fright

Sometimes we freeze
Until the light comes
Sometimes we [roll]
And sometimes we rise
Sometimes we fight
Against the darkness
Sometimes we fly
Into the night

Blood running cold
Mind going numb
Into a dark night
Of a desparate panic
Or a tempest of blind fury

Like a cornered beast
Or a conquering hero

Sometimes i freeze
Sometimes i fly

Sometimes I freeze
Until the light comes
Sometimes I fly
Into the night
Into the night
Into the night

Ceiling Unlimited

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It's not the heat it's the inhumanity
Lurking through the sweat of a summer street
Machine gun images pass like malice through the looking glass

The slack-jaw gaze of true profanity
Feels more like surrender than defeat
If culture is the curse of the thinking class

Ceiling unlimited
World so wide
Turn and turn again, turn again
Feeling unlimited
Still unsatisfied
Changes never end, never end

The vacant smile of true insanity
Dressed up in the mask of tragedy
Programmed for the guts and glands of idle minds and idle hands

I rest my case, at least my vanity
Dessed up in the mask of comedy
If laughter is a storm for a drowning man

Ceiling unlimited
Windows open wide
Look and look again, look again
Feeling unlimited
Eyes on the prize
Changes never end, never end

Winding like an ancient river
The time is now again
Wandering like an ancient river
The time is now again

Winding like an endless river

Peaceable Kingdom

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All this time we're talking and sharing our rational views
A billion other voices are spreading other news
All this time we're living and trying to understand
While a billion other choices are making their demands

Talk of a peaceable kingdom
Talk of a time without fear
The ones we wish would listen
Are never going to hear

Justice against the Hanged Man
Knight of Wands against the hour
Swords against the kingdom
Time against the Tower

All this time we're shuffling and laying out all our cards
While a billion other dealers are slipping past our guards
All this time we're hoping and praying we all might learn
While a billion other teachers are teaching them how to burn

Dream of a peaceable kingdom
Dream of a time without war
The ones we wish could hear us
Have heard it all before

Away toward the clearing sky

The Hermit against the Lovers
Oh, the Devil against the Fool
Swords against the kingdom
The Wheel against the rules

All this time we're builded like bonfires in the dark
A billion other blazes are shooting off their sparks
Every spark a drifting ember of desire
To fall upon the earth and spark another fire

A global angel on the fly
Away toward the clearing sky

Vapor Trail

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Stratospheric traces
Of our transitory flight
Trails of condensation
Held in narrow bands of white

The sun is turning black
The world is turning gray
All the stars fade from the night
The ocean drain away

Horizon to horizon
Memory written on the wind
Fading away like an hourglass
Grain by grain
Swept away like voices in a hurricane
In a vapor trail
In a vapor trail

Atmospheric phases
Make the transitory lapse
Vaporize the memories
That freeze the fading past
Silence all the songbirds
Stilled by the killing frost
For it's burned to ashes
Every name is lost

Horizon to horizon
Memory written on the wind
Washed away like footprints in the rain
Swept away like voices in a hurricane
In a vapor trail
In a vapor trail

Washed away like footprints in the rain
Swept away like voices in a hurricane

In a vapor trail...


TOPICS: Announcements; Canada; Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; rush; vaportrails
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1 posted on 04/30/2002 2:34:11 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
Power Trio Bump!
2 posted on 04/30/2002 2:38:27 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD
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To: My Favorite Headache
Gotta give this a big Rush bump!
3 posted on 04/30/2002 2:39:03 PM PDT by SpottedBeaver
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To: My Favorite Headache
Thanks for the preview. I gotta get this one.

L

4 posted on 04/30/2002 2:42:25 PM PDT by Lurker
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To: sabertooth
writer/ping
5 posted on 04/30/2002 2:47:51 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: force12;deadrock
ping
6 posted on 04/30/2002 2:49:14 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: wallace212
rush ping
7 posted on 04/30/2002 2:49:41 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
Yea, I DLed the album last night on Kazaa : )

Just kidding. Didn't know Neil was a Libertarian though. What happened to his wife and kid?

8 posted on 04/30/2002 2:52:28 PM PDT by SolitaryMan
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To: My Favorite Headache
I wondered what had happened. I have been hounding the local retail outlet about this since February. They had it on the soon-to-be-released list and then it disappeared. *poof*
9 posted on 04/30/2002 2:52:46 PM PDT by RightWhale
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To: My Favorite Headache
Vapor Trails
10 posted on 04/30/2002 2:57:14 PM PDT by SolitaryMan
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To: My Favorite Headache
Rush? You mean they're still alive?
11 posted on 04/30/2002 2:57:16 PM PDT by mlo
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To: mlo
I was about to ask the same thing.
12 posted on 04/30/2002 3:13:16 PM PDT by cpprfld
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To: My Favorite Headache
It's time for these guys to shut their collective Canadian ycake holes and go back to eating back bacon.
13 posted on 04/30/2002 3:17:10 PM PDT by Vladiator
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To: SolitaryMan
Neil's daughter was killed in a car accident...jeep rolled down a mountain in Ontario...she was 19..that happened in 1997 a couple of weeks after the end of their last tour. His wife died of breast cancer 10 months later.
14 posted on 04/30/2002 3:20:15 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
Only two good things ever came from Canada. The Great White North and RUSH....

I have heard the album and will buy it the day it is released!

15 posted on 04/30/2002 3:32:48 PM PDT by jbstrick
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To: jbstrick
you forgot HOCKEY!!!
16 posted on 04/30/2002 3:39:44 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: My Favorite Headache
I heard a cut off this on the radio (don't remember which one) and was surprised by Geddy's voice--it sounds like he has his upper register back, or at least some of it...

NEIL PEART IS A GOD!!!!

I'm a huge Rush freak from way back (Mostly pre-Moving Pictures)...ohhh, the memories!

"...we're marching to Bastille Day, the guillotine will take her bloody prize"

"..for the Maples want more sunlight and the Oaks ignore their pleas"

"Ohh, fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar, tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime"

"Cinderella Man, hang on to your plans, try as they might they cannot steal your dreams"

17 posted on 04/30/2002 3:45:35 PM PDT by stands2reason
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To: stands2reason
Geddy has his falsetto in full gear and the track you heard was One Little Victory...currently # 4 on the AOR and Active Rock charts.
18 posted on 04/30/2002 4:04:50 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness
Speaking of which...how the Devils have blown it is beyond me. LA was a hope for me..but stopping Roy in a 7th game is like asking Muslims to love Jews. Toronto and the Isles tonight right now....GAME 7. Boston...hahahahahahahahaha...does the curse of the Babe apply to hockey as well?
19 posted on 04/30/2002 4:06:15 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
Self-ping.

I'm not the Rush fanatic (rushfan?!?) that I once was, having discovered a whole world of other good music, but I still keep track. I was pondering getting tickets for the tour, assuming there's any left at this point. I will buy the album, for old time's sake as much as anything (one of the reasons they keep cranking them out, I'm sure).

Anyway, "Part IV of Fear"? That's a little out of sequence, seeing as how parts I, II, and III came out in reverse order, part 3 on Moving Pictures, part 2 on Signals, and part 1 was on (which one came after Signals, Grace Under Pressure?). (like I said, used to be seriously into Rush).

20 posted on 04/30/2002 4:12:41 PM PDT by -YYZ-
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To: -YYZ-
Geeze I would never guess by your screen name. Depends on where and what show you want tickets for. As for the Fear being part 4...it was the fans who always called it a trilogy...not Neil. Got my tickets for one show so far...will be working on more later on.
21 posted on 04/30/2002 4:53:18 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
I thought the next Rush album was going to be called 'Talent On Loan From God-d"
22 posted on 04/30/2002 5:04:09 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: My Favorite Headache
Thanks so much for this. The lyrics look to be as good as ever. I ALWAYS get the new Rush album when it arrives, as they are the best fusion of intelligence and musical virtuosity rock has ever seen. The idiot who thinks they should shut thier "ycake holes" should take his own advice.
23 posted on 04/30/2002 5:18:44 PM PDT by Burr5
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To: Burr5
Rush bump.
24 posted on 04/30/2002 5:30:43 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
Wow I am old!
Having trouble seeing 911 in these lyrics!
Excuse me while I turn over my Perry Como LP! :)
25 posted on 04/30/2002 5:39:01 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: My Favorite Headache
Geeze I would never guess by your screen name. Depends on where and what show you want tickets for. As for the Fear being part 4...it was the fans who always called it a trilogy...not Neil. Got my tickets for one show so far...will be working on more later on.

Actually, I kind of forgot about my screen name. It's also close to where I live now. Well, Hamilton, actually, which is YHM or YQM or something like that (the airport, I mean).

As to Fear being a trilogy, well, when you start with part 3 and count down to part 1, it does look that way. No reason they can't do a part 4, however. I think Rush is playing at Molson park for the Toronto show, so I could probably still get tickets for the lawn or whatever. Sorry to say, I don't really have anyone to go with, so I didn't get tickets right away.

26 posted on 04/30/2002 5:50:42 PM PDT by -YYZ-
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To: ladyinred
PERRY COMO?!!!OH MY GOD.Do not play backwards at 78 speed if you don't want to turn into a frog.There are evil incantations hidden.
27 posted on 04/30/2002 5:52:44 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: Uncle Meat
Yikes too late!
Ribbit! Ribbit!
28 posted on 04/30/2002 5:54:47 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: My Favorite Headache; -YYZ-
There's few things in Life I regret, but one of them is the fact that I did not choose "Gangster Of Boats" as my FR handle. Would that confuse most people, or what?
29 posted on 04/30/2002 5:58:00 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: My Favorite Headache
ps, I bought Geddy's My Favourite Headache last year, and for whatever reason never got around to giving it good listen until recently. I really like it - good writing, Geddy's voice in good form, excellent instrumentals.

Like I stay, I still buy every new Rush album, but I thought they'd gotten into a bit of a rut lately, and I guess my tastes have changed somewhat over the years, also. These days I'm really into the Dave Matthews Band.

30 posted on 04/30/2002 6:00:43 PM PDT by -YYZ-
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To: ladyinred
Don't worry.You can play Rush 2112 going forwards at normal speed.If you don't change back right away,at least you'll have some good music to jam to.
31 posted on 04/30/2002 6:02:35 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: My Favorite Headache
Many Tarot card references there............
32 posted on 04/30/2002 6:05:01 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: My Favorite Headache
I heard one song off the new album on WLUP 97.9 in Chicago this past weekend and was blown away by it. Don't know which song it was off the album, as the DJ didn't say which song it was, just off the new album.

I've been a Rush fan since HS (1976) so I'm interested in hearing the rest of the album soon as it's released.

33 posted on 04/30/2002 6:07:37 PM PDT by usconservative
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To: -YYZ-
Hahaha you play www.dmbgame.com?? I do every show. I am a huge DMB fan as well..hitting 2 shows in July. As for Rush in TO...well I know they have a date there in mid October at the Air Centre as well which goes on sale in a few weeks. But there is a few left that are not on the lawn at the Amp. Good luck!
34 posted on 04/30/2002 6:07:38 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: -YYZ-
By the way if you just caught DMB in TO you are a bastard!! Getting Bela...:)
35 posted on 04/30/2002 6:08:09 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
I just purchased tickets to their July 9 concert in Washington DC. Last show I had a chance to see was in Germany during their Hemispheres Tour (but they cancelled the show). I maybe showing my age here : ), but they are still older than me!
36 posted on 04/30/2002 6:10:56 PM PDT by SolitaryMan
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To: dennisw
Rush Blazes A 'Vapor Trail'

By Christa Titus

It is and it isn't a coincidence that "One Little Victory" -- a song that celebrates personal triumph -- is the lead single from Rush's forthcoming album, "Vapor Trails" (due May 14 via Atlantic Records), the first collection of new music from the Canadian progressive rock trio in six years.

"It's a coincidence in the sense that nobody planned to have a song like that," bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee explains. "The way the song turned out, there's so many kind of symbolic things about that song that relate to our condition that it seemed really appropriate to come out with that first."

The condition Lee refers to is the hiatus the band went on in 1997, when drummer/chief lyricist Neil Peart lost his daughter and then, not long afterward, his wife. All music business was put aside to give him the time he needed to recover before deciding when he wanted to return to Rush -- if he wanted to return at all.

Peart's health was the foremost concern of Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson, but they did occasionally wonder if Rush would ever record again. "Generally, it was kind of best to put it out of your mind and focus on [Peart's] well-being and his recovery," Lee says of that time. "It was more important for us to be his friends at that point than his bandmates, and that's what we did."

In the interim, the pair contributed to 1999's "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" soundtrack, and Lee released a well-received solo album, "My Favorite Headache." Meanwhile, Lifeson produced Universal act Lifer and played guitar and produced a few as-yet-unreleased tracks for 3 Doors Down.

The sessions for "Vapor Trails" -- captured at Reaction Studios in Toronto -- spanned 14 months, beginning in early January 2001. Maintaining a comfortable atmosphere in which the trio could reconnect and work took precedence over finishing a record by a certain deadline.

The resulting 13-track album, produced by the band and Paul Northfield, is a non-stop wallop of energy that shows the trio still in perfect rhythmic step with each other. In fact, it sounds rejuvenated and more cohesive than ever. The cuts "Ceiling Unlimited," "Peaceable Kingdom," and "Out of the Cradle" recapture the vibe of the band's early '80s catalog, whereas "Secret Touch," "Nocturne," and "Freeze" contain pure power-rock jams that should keep fans hailing Rush as musical gods. Peart once again wrote most of the lyrics, and his humanist musings, coupled with some crafty time changes, make the songs "Sweet Miracle" and "Ghost Rider" especially poignant.

Rush kicks off a North American tour June 28 in Hartford, Conn. The tour is billed as "An Evening With Rush," and will not feature an opening act. Dates are expected to stretch into the fall and offer in the neighborhood of 30 songs each night.

Excerpted from the May 4, 2002, issue of Billboard. The full original text of the article is available in the Billboard.com members section.

37 posted on 04/30/2002 6:12:51 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: dennisw
Funny you say that....


38 posted on 04/30/2002 6:17:20 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: stands2reason
My uncle has a country place that no one knows about.
He says it used to be a farm, before the motor law.
And on Sundays I elude the eyes, and hop the turbine freight
To far outside the wire, where my white-haired uncle waits.

Jump to the ground as the Turbo slows to cross the borderline.
Run like the wind, as excitement shivers up and down my spine.
Down in his barn, my uncle preserved for me an old machine, For fifty-odd years.
To keep it as new has been his dearest dream.

39 posted on 04/30/2002 6:17:35 PM PDT by ChadGore
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To: SolitaryMan
I will be in Charlotte July 1st for the 3rd show of the tour. Enjoy it in D.C....lots of surprises coming up.
40 posted on 04/30/2002 6:18:53 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: Senator Pardek
You can't beging to imagine how many times I wish I had my original FR name on here from years ago...it was that very screen name..Gangster Of Boats.
41 posted on 04/30/2002 6:19:49 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: stands2reason

Attention all Planets of the Solar Federation. We have assumed control.


42 posted on 04/30/2002 6:20:11 PM PDT by ChadGore
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To: My Favorite Headache
"Remain in Light". If you can.
43 posted on 04/30/2002 6:24:42 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: My Favorite Headache
For the words of the profits were written on the studio wall, And echoes with the sounds of salesmen.
44 posted on 04/30/2002 6:24:59 PM PDT by ChadGore
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To: stands2reason
And what you say about his company
Is what you say about society.
Catch the witness, catch the wit,
Catch the spirit, catch the spit.
45 posted on 04/30/2002 6:26:40 PM PDT by ChadGore
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To: SolitaryMan
Awesome! I'll see them if I'm still in the states.
49 posted on 04/30/2002 6:44:04 PM PDT by gcraig
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To: stands2reason
So the Maples formed a Union
and demanded equal rights
"The Oaks are just to greedy
We will make them give us light"
Now there's no more Oak oppression
for they passed a noble law
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet,
Axe,
and Saw....
50 posted on 04/30/2002 6:45:57 PM PDT by PogySailor
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