Rush Reboot – Tears (1976)

Good morning. For this post-Halloween Reboot I thought I would go lighter and deeper than just about any prior Reboot. This is a very little known song from the band’s landmark album 2112. Considering the power and purpose of Side 1 of the album, this was an interesting counterpart , and was also the first song where the band used a mellotron. This is a VERY easy listen, and it is interesting the different take people have on what this song is actually about. Neil has never come out and stated his true meaning behind this song.

Lyrics copied from Rush.com

Music: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Lyrics: Neil Peart

All of the seasons
And all of the days
All of the reasons
Why I’ve felt this way
So long
So long

Then lost in that feeling
I looked in your eyes
I noticed emotion
And that you had cried
For me
I can see

What would touch me deeper
Tears that fall from eyes
That only cry?
Would it touch you deeper
Than tears that fall from eyes
That know why?

A lifetime of questions
Tears on your cheek
I tasted the answers
And my body was weak
For you
The truth

4 comments

  1. Interesting lyrics, and I noticed you stated, “Neil has never come out and stated his true meaning behind this song.” I was wondering the same thing. : )

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