Monday, 10 October 2016

"A Farewell to Kings"


"A Farewell to Kings

When they turn the pages of history
When these days have passed long ago
Will they read of us with sadness
For the seeds that we let grow
We turned our gaze
From the castles in the distance
Eyes cast down
On the path of least resistance
Cities full of hatred
Fear and lies
Withered hearts
And cruel, tormented eyes
Scheming demons
Dressed in kingly guise
Beating down the multitude
And scoffing at the wise
The hypocrites are slandering
The sacred halls of Truth
Ancient nobles showering
Their bitterness on youth
Can’t we find
The minds that made us strong
Can’t we learn
To feel what’s right and wrong
Cities full of hatred
Fear and lies
Withered hearts
And cruel, tormented eyes
Scheming demons
Dressed in kingly guise
Beating down the multitude
And scoffing at the wise
Can’t we raise our eyes
And make a start
Can’t we find the minds
To lead us closer to the Heart?" Go to: http://www.rush.com/songs/a-farewell-to-kings/
""Geddy" Lee (so called because although his Jewish mother had given him an "anglicised" name she could not pronounce "Gary"), and the guys!....
..........Canada's treasure, quote; "Rush Win Governor General's Award.....
 After decades spent selling millions of albums, winning Junos and basking in the glow of their adoring fanbase, iconic Canadian prog rockers Rush have now been bestowed with the nation's prestigious Governor General's Performing Arts Award.

A press conference in Calgary earlier this morning (March 6) revealed that the trio, along with a list of another Canadian notables, were announced as laureates in 2012 for their "outstanding lifetime contribution to Canada's cultural life." Each laureate wins a $25,000 cash award from the Canada Council of Arts and a commemorative medallion from the Royal Canadian Mint.

The core of Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart and Geddy Lee have been honoured in Canada before, with each member being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994, but the group still have not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH, despite selling millions of records in the U.S. They have been eligible since 1999, marking 25 years since the release of their self-titled debut." Go to: http://exclaim.ca/music/article/rush_win_governor_generals_award

This was finally remedied in 2013, quote;
CTV: Rush inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
LOS ANGELES — Rush fans can relax. The band is now officially in the  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Canadian rockers were welcomed into the musical fraternity at Thursday’s 28th annual induction ceremony by the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins. “We’ve been saying for a long time that this wasn’t a big deal,” drummer-lyricist Neil Peart told the Nokia Theatre crowd, most of whom came out to specifically support the band. “It turns out, it kind of is.” Full article and video here: http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/rush-inducted-into-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-1.1242997
" Go to:  http://www.rush.com/tag/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame/

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