HEMISPHERES - Rush ( 1978 ) Alex Lifeson Six And Twelve String Electric And Acoustic Guita

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============================================================================== HEMISPHERES - Rush ( 1978 ) ============================================================================== Alex Lifeson : Six And Twelve String Electric And Acoustic Guitars, Classic Guitar, Roland Guitar Synthesizer, Taurus Pedals Neil Peart : Drums, Orchestra Bells, Bell-tree, Tympani, Gong, Cowbells, Temple Blocks, Wind Chimes, Crotales Geddy Lee : Bass Guitar, Mini-moog, Oberheim Polyphonic, Taurus Pedals, Vocals. SIDE ONE Cygnus X-1 Book II Hemispheres I Prelude II Apollo : Bringer Of Wisdom III Dionysus : Bringer Of Love IV Armageddon : The Battle Of Heart And Mind V Cygnus : Bringer Of Balance VI The Sphere : A Kind Of Dream SIDE TWO Circumstances The Trees La Villa Strangiato ( Including ) I - Buenas Nochas, Mein Froinds! II - To Sleep, Perchance To Dream ... III - Strangiato Theme IV - A Lerxst In Wonderland V - Monsters! VI - The Ghost Of The Aragon VII - Danforth And Pape VIII - The Waltz Of The Shreves IX - Never Turn Your Back On A Monster! X - Monsters! (REPRISE) XI - Strangiato Theme (REPRISE) XII - A Farewell To Things SIDE ONE ________ Cygnus X-1 Book II Hemispheres I Prelude When our weary world was young The struggle of the Ancients first began The Gods of Love and Reason Sought alone to rule the fate of Man They battled through the ages But still neither force would yield Their people were divided Every soul a battlefield ... II Apollo : Bringer Of Wisdom `I bring Truth, and Understanding I bring Wit, and Wisdom fair Precious gifts beyond compare We can build a world of wonder I can make you all aware' `I will find you food and shelter Show you fire to keep you warm Through the endless winter storm You can live in grace and comfort In the world that you transform' The people were delighted Coming forth to claim their prize They ran to build their cities And converse among the wise But one day the streets fell silent Yet they knew not what was wrong The urge to build these fine things Seemed not to be so strong The wise men were consulted And the Bridge Of Death was crossed In quest of Dionysus To find out what they had lost ... III Dionysus : Bringer Of Love `I bring Love to give you solace In the darkness of the night In the heart's eternal light You need only trust your feelings Only Love can steer you right' `I bring Laughter, I bring Music I bring Joy, and I bring Tears I will soothe your primal Fears Throw off those chains of Reason And your prison dissapears' The cities were abandoned And the forest echoed song They danced and lived as brothers They knew Love could not be wrong Food and wine they had aplenty And they slept beneath the stars The people were contented And the gods watched from afar But the winter fell upon them And it caught them unprepared Bringing wolves and cold starvation And the hearts of men dispaired ... IV Armageddon : The Battle Of Heart And Mind The Universe divided As the Heart and Mind collided With our people left unguided For so many troubled years In a cloud of doubts and fears Our world was torn asunder Into hollow hemispheres Some fought themselves ,some fought each other Most just followed one another Lost and aimless like their brothers For their Hearts were so unclear And the truth could not appear Their spirits were divided Into blinded hemispheres Some who did not fight Brought tales of old to light My `Rocinante' sailed by night On her final flight To the heart of Cygnus' fearsome force We set our course Spiralled through the timeless space To this immortal place V Cygnus : Bringer Of Balance I have memory and awareness But I have no shape or form As a disembodied spirit I am Dead, and yet Unborn I have passed into Olympus As was told in tales of old To the City of Immortals Marble white, and purest gold I see the Gods in battle rage on high Thunderbolts across the sky I cannot move, I cannot hide I feel a silent scream begin inside Then all at once the Chaos ceased A stillness fell, a sudden peace The warriors felt my silent cry And stayed their struggle, mystified Apollo was astonished Dionysus thought me mad But they heard my story further And they wondered, and were sad Looking down from Olympus On a world of doubt and fear It's surface splintered into Sorry Hemispheres They sat awhile in silence Then they turned at last to me `We will call you Cygnus, The God of Balance you shall be' VI The Sphere : A Kind Of Dream We can walk our road together If our goals are all the same We can run alone and free If we pursue a different aim Let the truth of Love be lighted Let the Love of truth shine clear Sensibility Armed with sense and liberty With the Heart and Mind united In a single perfect sphere ( Music By Lee And Lifeson ) ( Lyrics By Peart ) SIDE TWO - Circumstances - A boy alone, and so far from home Endless rooftops from my window I feel the gloom of empty rooms On rainy afternoons Sometimes in confusion I felt so lost and dissolusioned Innocence gave me confidence To go up against reality All the same we take our chances Laughed at by Time Tricked by circumstances Plus a change Plus ce la mme chose The more things change The more they stay the same Now I've gained some understanding Of the only world that we see Things that I once dreamed of Have become reality These walls that still surround me Still contain the same old me Just one more who's searching for The world that ought to be ( Music By Lee And Lifeson ) ( Lyrics By Peart ) - 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 to 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 For the creatures all have fled As the Maples scream `Opression!' And the Oaks, just shake 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 opression For they passed a noble law And the trees are all kept equal By hatchet, Axe, And saw ... ( Music By Lee And Lifeson ) ( Lyrics By Peart ) - La Villa Strangiato - ( An Exercise In Self-Indulgence ) Including I - Buenos Nochas, Mein Froinds! II - To Sleep, Perchance To Dream ... III - Strangiato Theme IV - A Lerxst In Wonderland V - Monsters! VI - The Ghost Of The Aragon VII - The Waltz Of The Shreves IX - Never Turn Your Back On A Monster! X - Monsters! (REPRISE) XI - Strangiato Theme (REPRISE) XII - A Farewell To Things ( Music By Lee, Lifeson, And Peart ) ================================ END OF FILE ================================= X-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-X Another file downloaded from: The NIRVANAnet(tm) Seven & the Temple of the Screaming Electron Taipan Enigma 510/935-5845 Burn This Flag Zardoz 408/363-9766 realitycheck Poindexter Fortran 510/527-1662 Lies Unlimited Mick Freen 801/278-2699 The New Dork Sublime Biffnix 415/864-DORK The Shrine Rif Raf 206/794-6674 Planet Mirth Simon Jester 510/786-6560 "Raw Data for Raw Nerves" X-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-X

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