Song Lyric Sunday 1/14/18 – Natural Disasters

Helen’s prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is natural disasters. Yep…been there, done that, lost the home…feel free to read all about it in my Katrina links. OK back to topic. So what better lyric choice than to pick a song with that type of disaster mentioned in one by my favorite band. I give you the song Vapor Trails from the album of the same name.


Music: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Lyrics: Neil Peart

Stratospheric traces of our transitory flight
Trails of condensation held
in narrow bands of white
The sun is turning black
The world is turning gray
All the stars fade from the night
The oceans drain away

Horizon to Horizon
memory written on the wind
Fading away, like an hourglass, grain by grain
Swept away like voices in a hurricane

In a vapor trail

Atmospheric phases make the transitory last
Vaporize the memories that freeze the fading past
Silence all the songbirds
Stilled by the killing frost
Forests burn to ashes
Everything is lost

Washed away like footprints in the rain

In a vapor trail


  1. To suffer, to struggle, to persevere. What, if not that, is more human?

    Rhyme, to me, triggers a sense of rightness in a song or poetry. An admittance of skill of the writer to intentionally create the matching sounds. Not to rhyme? That would fill the air with discord.

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