Thursday, August 21, 2008

Prime Mover

A good friend told me about this song. I was talking to him about the things that I've been thinking about. He had been just listening to this song and told me about it. I immediately Googled the lyrics, found it on YouTube. After all that, I decided that I had to memorialize this song in my blog.

It scares me that Rush has so many songs that fit so perfectly with my life. It's really uncanny.

Basic elemental
Instinct to survive
Stirs the higher passions
Thrill to be alive

Alternating currents
In a tidewater surge
Rational resistance
To an unwise urge
Anything can happen

From the point of conception
To the moment of truth
At the point of surrender
To the burden of proof

From the point of ignition
To the final drive
The point of the journey
Is not to arrive
Anything can happen

Basic temperamental
Filters on our eyes
Alter our perceptions
Lenses polarize

Alternating currents
Force a show of hands
Rational responses
Force a change of plans
Anything can happen

From a point on the compass
To magnetic north
The point of the needle
Moving back and forth

From the point of entry --
Until the candle is burned
The point of departure
Is not to return
Anything can happen

I set the wheels in motion
Turn up all the machines
Activate the programs
And run behind the scene

I set the clouds in motion
Turn up light and sound
Activate the window
And watch the world go round --

Anything can happen

Rush, "Prime Mover", Hold Your Fire, 1987

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