Rush Reboot – Between Sun and Moon (1993)

This, the final reboot of the year, is one that I always found so distinctive for Rush. Neil wrote this song as a re-write of a poem by Canadian lyricist and poet Pye Dubois. He also collaborated with Neil on Rush’s most famous song Tom Sawyer from Moving Pictures (as well as Force 10 from Hold Your Fire). This song has some very interesting mixes and the drum bits are an homage to Neil’s drum idol. Some of you may know, but I won’t say who it is just yet.

You can find the original poem There is a Lake Between Sun and Moon by Pye Dubois here. I encourage you to read it and compare it to Neil’s rewrite to see the differences. This song is really about the 60’s, and the culture of that time. I give you Between Sun and Moon from the album Counterparts.

Music: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Lyrics: Neil Peart and Pye Dubois

There is a lake between sun and moon
Not too many know about
In the silence between whisper and shout
The space between wonder and doubt

This is a fine place
Shining face to face
Those bonfire lights in the mirror of sky
The space between wonder and why

ahh yes to yes to ahh ahh to yes
why the sun why the sun

There is a fine line between love and illusion —
A fine place to penetrate
The gap between actor and act
The lens between wishes and fact

This is a fine place
To hesitate
Those bonfire lights in the lake of sky
The time between wonder and why

Some need to pray to the sun at high noon
Some need to howl at the midwinter moon
Reborn and baptized in a moment of grace
We just need a break —
From the headlong race

ahh yes to yes to ahh ahh to yes
why the sun why the sun

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