Rush Reboot – Entre Nous (1980)

The song Entre Nous from the album Permanent Waves

We are secrets to each other
Each one’s life a novel
No-one else has read
Even joined in bonds of love
We’re linked to one another
By such slender threads

We are planets to each other
Drifting in our orbits
To a brief eclipse
Each of us a world apart
Alone and yet together
Like two passing ships

Just between us
I think it’s time for us to recognize
The differences we sometimes feared to show
Just between us
I think it’s time for us to realize
The spaces in between
Leave room
For you and I to grow

We are strangers to each other
Full of sliding panels
An illusion show
Acting well-rehearsed routines
Or playing from the heart?
It’s hard for one to know

5 comments

  1. I love this song, but I always thought its inclusion on Permanent Waves (as well as the inclusion of Different Strings) was an odd choice. Freewill, Jacob’s Ladder and Natural Science form a pretty epic base to the album and the shorter, more sentimental tracks like Entre Nous seem like they would have fit better on a different album — maybe Signals, although that didn’t exist yet, of course. So now I’m bitching that Alex and Geddy and Neil didn’t engage in forward time travel. I should have just left it at “I love this song”.

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    1. I understand. One of the purposed of my Reboot series to hopefully expose the lesser known tunes, and to a larger audience. I believe Permanent Waves is my favorite overall album, followed by Hemispheres. I recall when Rush appeared on the Stephen Colbert show. They played Tom Sawyer live (which Neil said in an article is one of his toughest to drum live). After the performance Stephen interviewed them. The first question he asked is if they ever wrote a song so long they influenced themselves. Thanks for listening and commenting.

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