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#442615 - 07/30/13 10:11 AM Rush - Open Secrets
FormerTexan Offline
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Registered: 09/12/04
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Loc: Denver, CO
Being a total Rush fan, I take note of the lyrics in their music often. This one stood out to me the other day, a song that was released in 1987, on the album entitled Hold Your Fire. Mr. Peart always has a way with words. (They are playing live near me this Friday. I can't wait for the show!)



"Open Secrets"


It went right by me
At the time it went over my head
I was looking out the window
I should have looked at your face instead

It went right by me
Just another wall
There should have been a moment
When we let our barriers fall
I never meant what you're thinking...
That's not what I meant at all.

[Chorus:]
Well, I guess we all have these feelings
We can't leave unreconciled
Some of them burned on our ceilings
Some of them learned as a child

The things that we're concealing
Will never let us grow
Time will do its healing
You've got to let it go

Closed for my protection
Open to your scorn
Between these two directions
My heart is sometimes torn

I lie awake with my secrets
Spinning around my head
Something that somehow escaped me
Something you shouldn't have said
I was looking out the window
I should have looked at your face instead.

[Chorus]

I find no absolution
In my rational point of view
Maybe some things are instinctive
But there's one thing you could do
You could try to understand me
I could try to understand you
You could try to understand me
I could try to understand you



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#442695 - 07/30/13 10:36 PM Re: Rush - Open Secrets [Re: FormerTexan]
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Registered: 02/25/13
Posts: 1133
Loc: The ATL

Great selection. Rush kicks ass! I've only been able to see them live once though. That was back in 1992, when they played at the Omni in Atlanta. It was a great show. Their opening band was Primus, which I thought was an odd paring, but that's also when I fell in love with Primus. They kick ass to, but in a much different way than Rush does. LOL!

Have fun at the show. Peace,

Ken

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#443341 - 08/05/13 08:06 AM Re: Rush - Open Secrets [Re: FormerTexan]
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Posts: 126
Loc: Michigan
smile

Neil Peart has quite a way with words.

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#443363 - 08/05/13 12:24 PM Re: Rush - Open Secrets [Re: FormerTexan]
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Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 3362
Loc: O Kanada
mr.peart is one of a kind.
a brave heart and a beautiful mind.
his poetry is well designed.
such talent and technique combined.
an essence rare, and hard to find.
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#443463 - 08/06/13 01:21 AM Re: Rush - Open Secrets [Re: victor-victim]
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Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 3362
Loc: O Kanada
Neil Peart interviews

cool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBMnH6FWXUs
cool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_mKr28G7og
cool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnrXLtOuSZI
cool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMzl5Nk48Mg
cool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln1bmhYjaFw
cool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xghQWH_ep5o
cool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFRxVmGtqqw
cool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7X8ExNMkEc
cool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwJLGEDnFfs

what an amazing person!

GHOST RIDER a book written by Neil Peart
http://www.neilpeart.net/index.php/books/bookdetails?booknumber=2

"In less than a year, Neil Peart lost both his 19-year-old daughter, Selena, and his wife, Jackie.
Faced with overwhelming sadness and isolated from the world in his home on the lake,
Peart was left without direction.
This memoir tells of the sense of loss and directionlessness
that led him on a 55,000-mile journey by motorcycle across much of North America,
down through Mexico to Belize, and back again.
He had needed to get away, but had not really needed a destination.
His travel adventures chronicle his personal odyssey
and include stories of reuniting with friends and family, grieving, thinking,
and reminiscing as he rode until he encountered the miracle that allowed him to find peace.
"

read a preview of his book here
http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/peart-ghost-rider.php

read a review of his book here
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#443701 - 08/08/13 12:31 AM Re: Rush - Open Secrets [Re: FormerTexan]
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 26
Loc: Upstate NY
Omigod, this song perfectly describes my experience trying to talk to a friend about my CSA last week. Haven't heard it in a while and it's from one of my favorite RUSH albums! Wow, thanks for sharing it. I really hope you enjoy the concert. I've seen the boys 3 times. Best concerts ever. Would love to see them again. Don't have any RUSH fanatics in my orbit anymore though so I'd be goin' solo.
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#444056 - 08/11/13 09:24 PM Re: Rush - Open Secrets [Re: FormerTexan]
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Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 11112
Loc: Denver, CO
The show was awesome. They never disappoint. I've seen them live four times now, twice on the same tour.
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