RUSH - 2112 Lyrics

I. overtureWords and music by geddy lee, alex lifeson, and neil peartAnd the meek shall inherit the earth.Ii. the temples of syrinxWords by neil peart, music by geddy lee and alex lifeson... the massive grey walls of the temples rise from theHeart of every federation city. I have always been awedBy them, to think that every single facet of every life isRegulated and directed from within! our books, our music,Our work and play are all looked after by the benevolentWisdom of the priests...We've taken care of everythingThe words you hear the songs you singThe pictures that give pleasure to your eyesIt's one for all and all for oneWe work together common sonsNever need to wonder how or whyWe are the priests of the temples of syrinxOur great computers fill the hallowed hallsWe are the priests of the temples of syrinxAll the gifts of life are held within our wallsLook around this world we madeEquality our stock in tradeCome and join the brotherhood of manOh what a nice contented worldLet the banners be unfurledHold the red star proudly high in handWe are the priests of the temples of syrinxOur great computers fill the hallowed halls.We are the priests of the temples of syrinxAll the gifts of life are held within our walls.Iii. discoveryWords by neil peart, music by alex lifeson... behind my beloved waterfall, in the little room that wasHidden beneath the cave, I found it. I brushed away theDust of the years, and picked it up, holding it reverently inMy hands. I had no idea what it might be, but it wasBeautiful ...... I learned to lay my fingers across the wires, and to turnThe keys to make them sound differently. as I struck theWires with my other hand, I produced my first harmoniousSounds, and soon my own music! how different it couldBe from the music of the temples! I can't wait to tell thePriests about it! ...What can this strange device be? When I touch it, it gives forth a soundIt's got wires that vibrate and give musicWhat can this thing be that I found? See how it sings like a sad heartAnd joyously screams out it's painSounds that build high like a mountainOr notes that fall gently like rainI can't wait to share this new wonderThe people will all see it's lightLet them all make their own musicThe priests praise my name on this nightIv. presentationWords by neil peart, music by alex lifeson... in the sudden silence as I finished playing, I looked upTo a circle of grim, expressionless faces. father brownRose to his feet, and his somnolent voice echoedThroughout the silent temple hall. ...... instead of the grateful joy that I expected, they wereWords of quiet rejection! instead of praise, sullenDismissal. I watched in shock and horror as father brownGround my precious instrument to splinters beneath hisFeet...I know it's most unusualTo come before you soBut I've found an ancient miracleI thought that you should knowListen to my musicAnd hear what it can doThere's something here as strong as lifeI know that it will reach youYes, we know it's nothing newIt's just a waste of timeWe have no need for ancient waysThe world is doing fineAnother toy will help destroyThe elder race of manForget about your silly whimIt doesn't fit the planI can't believe you're sayingThese things just can't be trueOur world could use this beautyJust think what we might doListen to my musicAnd hear what it can doThere's something here as strong as lifeI know that it will reach youDon't annoy us furtherWe have our work to doJust think about the averageWhat use have they for you? Another toy will help destroyThe elder race of manForget about your silly whimIt doesn't fit the planV. oracle: the dreamWords by neil peart, music by geddy lee and alex lifeson... I guess it was a dream, but even now it all seems soVivid to me. clearly yet I see the beckoning hand of theOracle as he stood at the summit of the staircase ...... I see still the incredible beauty of the sculptured citiesAnd the pure spirit of man revealed in the lives and worksOf this world. I was overwhelmed by both wonder andUnderstanding as I saw a completely different way to life,A way that had been crushed by the federation long ago. iSaw now how meaningless life had become with the lossOf all these things ...I wandered home though silent streetsAnd fell into a fitful sleepEscape to realms beyond the nightDream can't you show me the light? I stand atop a spiral stairAn oracle confronts me thereHe leads me on light years awayThrough astral nights, galactic daysI see the works of gifted handsThat grace this strange and wondrous landI see the hand of man ariseWith hungry mind and open eyesThey left the planets long agoThe elder race still learn and growTheir power grows with purpose strongTo claim the home where they belongHome, to tear the temples down...Home, to change..Vi. soliloquyWords by neil peart, music by geddy lee and alex lifeson... I have not left this cave for days now, it has becomeMy last refuge in my total despair. I have only the music ofThe waterfall to comfort me now. I can no longer liveUnder the control of the federation, but there is no otherPlace to go. my last hope is that with my death I may passInto the world of my dream, and know peace at last.The sleep is still in my eyesThe dream is still in my headI heave a sigh and sadly smileAnd lie a while in bedI wish that it might come to passNot fade like all my dreamsJust think of what my life might beIn a world like I have seenI don't think I can carry onCarry on this cold and empty lifeOh...noo!My spirits are low in the depths of despairMy lifeblood spills over..Vii. grand finaleMusic by geddy lee, alex lifeson, and neil peartAttention all planets of the solar federationAttention all planets of the solar federationAttention all planets of the solar federationWe have assumed control.We have assumed control.We have assumed control.
 

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