A Couple From Rush

These two from RUSH are running through my mind this morning so I may as well post them.

The Trees


There is unrest in the forest

There is trouble with the trees

For the maples want more sunlight

And the oaks ignore their pleas


The trouble with the maples

And they’re quite convinced they’re right

They say the oaks are just too lofty

And they grab up all the light


But the oaks can’t help their feelings

If they like the way they’re made

And they wonder why the maples

Can’t be happy in their shade.


There is trouble in the forest

And the creatures all have fled

As the maples scream oppression

And the oaks just shade their heads


So the maples formed a union

And demanded equal rights

The oaks are just too greedy

We will make them give us light


Now there’s no more oak oppression

For they passed a noble law

And the trees are all kept equal

By the hatchet, ax and saw.


Closer to the Heart

And the men who hold high places
Must be the ones who start
to mold a new reality
Closer to the Heart
Closer to the Heart

The Blacksmith and the Artist
Reflected in their art
They forge their creativity
Closer to the Heart
Yea, CLoser to the Heart

Philosophers and Plowmen
Each must know his part
To sow a new mentallity
Closer to the Heart
Closer to the Heart

You can be the Captian
And i will draw the chart
Sailing into destinity
Closer to the Heart
Closer to the Heart
Well,Closer to the Heart
Yeah, Closer to the Heart
Close to the Heart
I said, Closer to the Heart

Signs of the times I guess.

outercalm outercalm
51-55, M
1 Response Mar 17, 2009

I've seen Rush in concert....one of the best shows I've ever seen!!