Freewill by Rush
Posted: 21 May 2012 09:24 AM   [ Ignore ]
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One of my all time favorites.

Freewill as recorded by Rush—Music written by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson; Lyrics written by Neil Peart

There are those who think that life is nothing left to chance,
A host of holy horrors to direct our aimless dance.

A planet of playthings,
We dance on the strings
Of powers we cannot perceive.
“The stars aren’t aligned
Or the gods are malign”-
Blame is better to give than receive.

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill;
I will choose a path that’s clear-
I will choose Free Will.
There are those who think that they were dealt a losing hand,
The cards were stacked against them- they weren’t born in lotus-land.

All preordained-
A prisoner in chains-
A victim of venomous fate.
Kicked in the face,
You can’t pray for a place
In heaven’s unearthly estate.

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill;
I will choose a path that’s clear-
I will choose Free Will.

Each of us-
A cell of awareness-
Imperfect and incomplete.
Genetic blends
With uncertain ends
On a fortune hunt that’s far too fleet.

Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/r/rush/freewill_20119963.html

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—Humanist
“I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.”—Edith Sitwell

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Posted: 21 May 2012 07:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I have a lot of holes in my music collection, and Rush is one hole I need to start filling.

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You cannot have a rational conversation with someone who holds irrational beliefs.

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Posted: 22 May 2012 08:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Have you seen the South Park spoof of Rush’s “Tom Sawyer”? It’s a hoot! Cartman plays Geddy Lee and he changes the lyrics to match the book.


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One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.

Thomas Paine

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Posted: 25 May 2012 10:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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You won’t be surprised to know I’m not so keen on it. grin

Hope it’s alright to take this opportunity to post my anti freewill song: http://www.mymusicstream.com/stephenlawrence/

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