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#LoIsInDaBlog And Song Lyric Sunday – Madrigal by Rush


When I was in high school I was a huge fan of Rush. I still am. Back then, one of their songs in particular touched me – I wrote out the lyrics hundreds of times as an angsty, lovelorn teenager. It’s a simple ballad, not something you would expect from a progressive rock band that normally deals in intricate sounds from every instrument they play.

Anyway, the lyrics were what resounded in me the most. One of my courses was a typing class, so whenever we had free practice time I’d type the lyrics to Madrigal. It’s probably not one you’ve heard unless you own the album A Farewell to Kings. Here are the lyrics as I still remember them. If I’ve made a slight mistake it’s because I haven’t written them out in about 35 years:


When the dragons grow too mighty
To slay with pen or sword
I grow weary of the battle
And the storm I walk toward

When all around is madness
And there’s no safe port in view
I long to turn my path homeward
To stop a while with you.

When life becomes as barren
And as cold as winter skies
There’s a beacon in the darkness
In a distant pair of eyes

In vain to search for order
And in vain to search for truth
But these things can still be given
Your love has shown me proof.

~ lyrics by Neil Peart, music by Geddy Lee

Song Lyric Sunday is brought to you by the fabulous Helen, at This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time. Click the link and join in today!

And what’s even better is today Song Lyric Sunday is in conjunction with Love Is In Da Blog, by the beautiful Bee , at Just Fooling Around with Bee. You can join in with her prompts all month long!

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

14 thoughts on “#LoIsInDaBlog And Song Lyric Sunday – Madrigal by Rush

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  2. A Farewell To Kings is a great album, although Cygnus x-1 is a bit of a acquired taste.


  3. I used to hate this band, but then I gave them a chance, one day, and I’m still not sure why. I am glad I did. They are one of the great Canadian rock groups.
    I hadn’t heard this song or lyrics before though and I love them. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful.


  4. Ah, Linda. I fell in love with Rush in high school, but sadly, they are a band that holds too many traumatic memories. I can’t listen to them without having some of those feelings again. I even remember this song! Love the lyrics. I might just have to force myself to listen again because they really are brilliant. 🙂


  5. Never a fan of rush — but that song is special. Thanks for sharing.


  6. Thanks Linda, I needed that tonight 🙂


  7. Lovely, lovely song. Love it and Rush!


  8. Love Rush and love this. It’s always the lyrics of a song that grab me and these are pretty powerful.


  9. great song, Linda! I didn’t listen to Rush much growing up, but my husband is a great fan and I learned to appreciate them through him 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


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