Rush – Hold Your Fire is 20 years old this year. You know, there isn’t a single album EVER…. that I’ve listened to more. If there is one album/song that I would ask be played at my funeral, it would be this. Everything from Prime Mover to Time Stand Still pretty much describes my life up til now to a T. I just hope those of you reading this can take as much from this album as what’s lead me to this point until now. For a glimpse as to what’s held in this tell all tale… read this:

I turn my back to the wind
To catch my breath,
Before I start off again
Driven on,
Without a moment to spend
To pass an evening
With a drink and a friend

I let my skin get too thin
Id like to pause,
No matter what I pretend
Like some pilgrim —
Who learns to transcend —
Learns to live
As if each step was the end

Time stand still —
Im not looking back
But I want to look around me now
See more of the people
And the places that surround me now

Freeze this moment
A little bit longer
Make each sensation
A little bit stronger
Experience slips away…

I turn my face to the sun
Close my eyes,
Let my defences down —
All those wounds
That I cant get unwound

I let my past go too fast
No time to pause —
If I could slow it all down
Like some captain,
Whose ship runs aground —
I can wait until the tide
Comes around

Make each impression
A little bit stronger
Freeze this motion
A little bit longer
The innocence slips away…

Summers going fast —
Nights growing colder
Children growing up —
Old friends growing older
Experience slips away…

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