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
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