Song Lyric Sunday 12/3/17 – courage

Helen’s prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is the word courage. Courage and bravery go hand in hand. Sometimes, however, people mistake false bravery for courage. The word for that is bravado. That lead me to thinking about going back to my favorite band, Rush, and a song they wrote called Bravado off the album Roll the Bones.

Geddy Lee, the singer and bassist said this on a radio broadcast for the album launch back in 1991:

“That’s a pretty emotional song for me. … That line to me says really says so much about the people, really that move the world, you know, the people that go out there and do what has to be done. And they’re not worrying about what it’s going to cost them personally down the road, they’re doing what has to be done, and they’re prepared to pay the price for it without worrying about…. the payment that comes later.”

Their take on this, however, is more about staying the course regardless of the cost. And that truly is courageous. So I give you the song, Bravado.

Music: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Lyrics: Neil Peart

If we burn our wings
Flying too close to the sun
If the moment of glory
Is over before it’s begun
If the dream is won —
Though everything is lost
We will pay the price,
But we will not count the cost

When the dust has cleared
And victory denied
A summit too lofty
River a little too wide
If we keep our pride —
Though paradise is lost
We will pay the price,
But we will not count the cost

And if the music stops
There’s only the sound of the rain
All the hope and glory
All the sacrifice in vain
If love remains
Though everything is lost
We will pay the price,
But we will not count the cost

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