Rush Reboot – Freeze (2002)

This week’s Reboot is a Halloween edition. I am featuring the song Freeze from the album Vapor Trails. This song is part IV of a series called “fear”. It is a driving song that some might not appreciate musically, but at least check out the lyrics. I think it will suit anyone’s ghoulish delights.

Freeze
Available on Vapor Trails
(part IV of “fear”)

Music: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Lyrics: Neil Peart

The city crouches, steaming
In the early morning half-light
The sun is still a rumor
And the night 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

Coiled for the spring
Or caught like a creature in the headlights
Into a desperate panic
Or a tempest of blind fury
Like a cornered beast
Or a conquering hero

The menace threatens, closing
And I’m frozen in the shadows
I’m not prepared to run away
And I’m not prepared to fight

I can’t 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’re wrong – and sometimes we’re right
Sometimes we fight – against the darkness
Sometimes we fly – into the night

Blood running cold
Mind going down into a dark night
Of a desperate panic
Or a tempest of blind fury
Like a cornered beast
Or a conquering hero

Sometimes I freeze
Sometimes I fight
Sometimes I fly
Into the night

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