Song Lyric Sunday – Drive/Driving

Helen’s prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is the the word drive or driving. There was no hesitation on my part for the one I wanted to select. Even though I prefer not to choose a Rush song, I just had to. And for anyone who thinks I might have selected Red Barchetta from Moving Pictures you would be wrong. (In fact I used that one for her prompt on Christmas Eve.)

This song means, to me, that it is when things seem darkest you can still take control and move forward…forging your own path. Your own way. The song for this week is from their 1996 album Test For Echo, and I present Driven.

Music: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Lyrics: Neil Peart

Driven up and down in circles
Skidding down a road of black ice
Staring in and out storm windows
Driven to a fool’s paradise

BUT IT’S MY TURN TO DRIVE

Driven to the margin of error
Driven to the edge of control
Driven to the margin of terror
Driven to the edge of a deep, dark hole

Driven day and night in circles
Spinning like a whirlwind of leaves
Stealing in and out back alleys
Driven to another den of thieves

BUT IT’S MY TURN TO DRIVE

Driven in — Driven to the edge
Driven out — On the thin end of the wedge
Driven off — By things I’ve never seen
Driven on — By the road to somewhere I’ve never been

IT’S MY TURN TO DRIVE

The road unwinds towards me
What was there is gone
The road unwinds before me
And I go riding on

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