Song Lyric Sunday (4/22/18) – brother/sister

Helen’s prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is brother/sister. This song speaks to me. To the duality of me. I can’t and won’t vouch for others, but I truly believe that balance is what breeds right. It breeds peace. We are all brothers and sisters within ourselves. It is the war of extremes within us and outside of us that create conflicts of intolerance. It is the unwillingness to find and accept who we are, to accept who others are, that may well ultimately destroy us.

I haven’t selected a song from this band in awhile, and I immediately knew I wanted to share it once I saw Helen’s topic. I posted it once before in a series do call Rush Reboots, but that didn’t stop me from wanting to use it this week. This is a song that, more and more, helped me get inside of me and accept all that I am. I give you Animate from the album Counterparts.

 

Music: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Lyrics: Neil Peart

POLARIZE ME
SENSITIZE ME
CRITICIZE ME
CIVILIZE ME

COMPENSATE ME
ANIMATE ME
COMPLICATE ME
ELEVATE ME

Goddess in my garden
Sister in my soul
Angel in my armor
Actress in my role

Daughter of a demon-lover
Empress of the hidden face
Priestess of the pagan mother
Ancient queen of inner space

Spirit in my psyche
Double in my role
Alter in my image
Struggle for control

Mistress of the dark unconscious
Mermaid of the lunar sea
Daughter of the great enchantress
Sister to the boy inside of me

My counterpart — my foolish heart
A man must learn to rule his tender part
A warming trend — a gentle friend
A man must build a fortress to defend

A secret face — a touch of grace
A man must learn to give a little space
A peaceful state — a submissive trait
A man must learn to gently dominate

7 comments

  1. I remember you sharing this one. These lyrics are truly mind-blowing.
    We all must earn to give a little space for all our conflicting parts, however extreme. To be both submissive, humble, and modest, when needed, and to take control by dominating, when circumstances permit. Only then can we reach a peaceful state of mind.

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