Rush Reboot (bonus track)- Losing It (1982)

Today’s Rush Reboot will be a bonus track. It was inspired by this post from Serendipitous Web Life. Interesting note, that the final tour was the first time this song had been played live. It features a violin in it. The violin was played by a few different people on tour, including Peter (Tyrion from GoT) Dinklage’s brother. The show in Toronto featured the original player from the album.


The song Losing It from the album Signals.

The dancer slows her frantic pace
In pain and desperation,
Her aching limbs and downcast face
Aglow with perspiration

Stiff as wire, her lungs on fire,
With just the briefest pause —
The flooding through her memory,
The echoes of old applause.

She limps across the floor
And closes her bedroom door…

The writer stares with glassy eyes —
Defies the empty page,
His beard is white, his face is lined
And streaked with tears of rage.

Thirty years ago, how the words would flow
With passion and precision,
But now his mind is dark and dulled
By sickness and indecision

And he stares out the kitchen door
Where the sun will rise no more…

Some are born to move the world —
To live their fantasies
But most of us just dream about
The things we’d like to be

Sadder still to watch it die
Than never to have known it
For you — the blind who once could see —
The bell tolls for thee…

4 comments

  1. Wow…
    “Some are born to move the world —
To live their fantasies
But most of us just dream about
The things we’d like to be
    Sadder still to watch it die
Than never to have known it
For you — the blind who once could see”
    Those are gripping lyrics that fit the music tone. Moving.

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