Rush Reboot – Virtuality (1996)

Sorry for the lateness of this week’s Reboot. I believe, while the references are a little dated technologically, it still suits. And, yes, it might have some real meaning for the Wulf behind it as well. I give you the song Virtuality from the album Test for Echo.

Music: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Lyrics: Neil Peart

Like a shipwrecked mariner adrift on an unknown sea
Clinging to the wreckage of the lost ship Fantasy
I’m a castaway, stranded in a desolate land
I can see the footprints in the virtual sand

Net boy, net girl
Send your signal ’round the world
Let your fingers walk and talk
And set you free

Net boy, net girl
Send your impulse ’round the world
Put your message in a modem
And throw it in the Cyber Sea

Astronauts in the weightlessness of pixellated space
Exchange graffiti with a disembodied race
I can save the universe in a grain of sand
I can hold the future in my virtual hand

Let’s dance tonight
To a virtual song
Press this key
And you can play along

Let’s fly tonight
On our virtual wings
Press this key
To see amazing things

Like a pair of vagabonds who wave between two passing trains
Or the glimpse of a woman’s smile through a window in the rain
I can smell her perfume, I can taste her lips
I can feel the voltage from her fingertips

Net boy, net girl
Send your heartbeat ’round the world

4 comments

  1. That is amazing! What a fantastic perception he must have to be able to see those things and understand the marriage of weight, shape, and balance. Here is information about the album cover:
    “The cover displays an inuksuk, native to the band’s home country of Canada. Created by the Inuit, an inuksuk is a stone figure in the shape of a human used to mark a food cache, hunting ground or a place where someone lost their life.”

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