RUSH - The Fountain Of Lamneth

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I. In the Valley

I am born

I am me

I am new

I am free

Look at me

I am young

Sight unseen

Life unsung

My eyes have just been opened

And they're open very wide

Images around me

Don't identify inside

Just one blur I recognize

The one that soothes and feeds

My way of life is easy

And as simple are my needs

Yet my eyes are drawn toward

The mountain in the east

Fascinates and captivates

Gives my heart no peace

The mountain holds the sunrise

In the prison of the night

'Til bursting forth from rocky chains

The valley floods with light

Living one long sunrise

For to me all things are new

I've never watched the sky grow pale

Or strolled through fields of dew

I do not know of dust to dust

I live from breath to breath

I live to climb that mountain

To the Fountain of Lamneth

II. Didacts and Narpets (and the shouting may not be perfect...)

Stay! Go!

Work! No!

Learn! Live!

Earn! Give!

Stay or fight? What's right?


III. No One At the Bridge

Crying back to consciousness

The coldness grips my skin

The sky is pitching violently

Drawn by shrieking winds

Seaspray blurs my vision

Waves roll by so fast

Save my ship of freedom

I'm lashed helpless to the mast

Remembering when first I held

The wheel in my own hands

I took the helm so eagerly

And sailed for distant lands

But now the sea's too heavy

And I just...I just don't understand

Why must my crew desert me?

When I need...I need a guiding hand...

Call out for direction

And there's no one there to steer

Shout out for salvation

But there's no one there to hear

Cry out supplication

For the maelstrom is near

Scream out desperation

But no one cares to hear

IV. Panacea

The whiteness of confusion

Is unfolding from my mind

I stare around in wonder

Have I left my life behind?

I catch the scent of ambergris

And turn my head, surprised

My gaze is caught and held and I

Am helpless...mesmerized

Panacea, liquid grace

Oh let me touch your fragile face

Enchantment falls around me

And I know I cannot leave

Here's a meaning for my life

A shelter from the storm

Pacify my troubles with

Her body, soft and warm

Naked in our unity

A smile for every tear

Gentle hands that promise me

Comfort through the years

Yet I know I must be gone

Before the light of dawn

Panacea, passion pure

I can't resist your gentle lure

My heart will lie beside you

And my wandering body grieves

V. Bacchus Plateau

Another endless day

Silhouettes of grey

Another glass of wine

Drink with eyes that shine

To days without that chill at morning

Nights time out of mind


Draw another goblet

From the cask of '43

Crimson misty memory

Hazy glimpse of me

Give me back my wonder

I've something more to give

I guess it doesn't matter

There's not much more to live

Another foggy dawn

The mountain almost gone

Another doubtful fear

The road is not so clear

My soul grows ever weary

And the end is ever near


VI. The Fountain

Look! The mist is rising

And the sun is peaking through

See the steps grow lighter

As I reach their final few

Hear the dancing waters

I must be drawing near

Feel, my heart is pounding

With embattled hope and fear

Now, at last I fall before

The Fountain of Lamneth

I thought I would be singing

But I'm tired...out of breath

Many journeys end here

But, the secret's told the same:

Life is just a candle, and a dream

Must give it flame

The key, the end, the answer

Stripped of their disguise

Still it's all confusion

And tears spring to my eyes

Though I've reached a signpost

It's really not the end

Like Old Sol behind the mountain

I'll be coming up again.

I'm in motion

I am still

I am crying

I am...still.

I'm together

I'm apart

I'm forever

At the start

Still... I am.

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