Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Rush performed in Chicago tonight

On the way in and out of Chicago on the South Shore on Monday, I encountered people attending the Rush concert. The woman next to me gave it good reviews. She was happy she got comped an upgrade.

Various people have criticized Rush for having pretentious lyrics.

I have a soft spot for "Closer to the Heart" because when I was at the U.S. Naval Academy there was a midshipman band that played a good version of the song.
And the men who hold high places
Must be the ones to start
To mold a new reality
Closer to the heart

The sentiment that people with power should work to make society more human centric seems an admirable sentiment.

Although, if you want to see the preachy pretentiousness, it's there.
Philosophers and ploughmen
Each must know his part
To sow a new reality
Closer to the heart

You can be the captain
I will draw the chart
Sailing into destiny
Closer to the heart

1 comment:

  1. Somehow this doesn't work visually ... there are words missing in the post. Maybe it's when you link?