I believe this week’s selection for my Rush Reboot will be both a last and a first. This week’s song is the last one to be chosen from an album, thus making it the first album where I have presented all songs. This is one of those rare songs that showcases the softer side of the band, a side that does not lose any of their amazing craftsmanship. Please note that the lyrics for this one were written solely by Geddy Lee.
For this song, I am going to leave the rest to your ears, minds, and hearts. Here is Different Strings from the album Permanent Waves.
Music: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Lyrics: Geddy Lee
Who’s come to slay the dragon –
Come to watch him fall?
Making arrows out of pointed words
Giant killers at the call
Too much fuss and bother
Too much contradiction
Peel away the mystery
Here’s a clue to some real motivation
All there really is
The two of us
And we both know why we’ve come along
Nothing to explain
It’s a part of us
To be found within a song
What happened to our innocence –
Did it go out of style?
Along with our naivetÃ© – (sic)
No longer a child
Different eyes see different things
Beat on different strings
But there are times
For you and me
When all such things agree