Rush – Marathon [A Show of Hands, 1988] Neil Peart R.I.P. [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

🎧 click on the image to see original post and listen…

Ο Neil Ellwood Peart, ο θρυλικός ντράμερ – στιχουργός των Καναδών prog-hard rockers RUSH πέθανε πριν μερικές μέρες από καρκίνο του εγκεφάλου. ‘Ηταν 68 χρόνων.
Ακούμε το “Marathon”, κομμάτι από το άλμπουμ τους Power Windows του 1985, εκτελεσμένο live 4 χρόνια αργότερα…

Neil Ellwood Peart, the legendary drummer-lyricist of Canadian prog – hard rockers RUSH died a few days ago from brain cancer. He was 68 years old. We hear “Marathon”, a track from their Power Windows album 1985, performed 4 years later live…

It’s not how fast you can go
The force goes into the flow
If you pick up the beat
You can forget about the heat
More than just survival
More than just a flash
More than just a dotted line
More than just a dash

It’s a test of ultimate will
The heartbreak climb uphill
Got to pick up the pace
If you want to stay in the race
More than just blind ambition
More than just simple greed
More than just a finish line
Must feed this burning need
In the long run

From first to last
The peak is never passed
Something always fires the light
That gets in your eyes
One moment’s high
And glory rolls on by
Like a streak of lightning
That flashes and fades
In the summer sky

Your meters may overload
You can rest at the side of the road
You can miss a stride
But nobody gets a free ride
More than high performance
More than just a spark
More than just the bottom line
Or a lucky shot in the dark
In the long run

You can do a lot in a lifetime
If you don’t burn out too fast
You can make the most of the distance
First you need endurance
First you’ve got to last

More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

14 replies »

  1. Another one departs, I must be getting old as I can’t keep up with it. Authors, musicians and philosophers (Roger Scruton) Hay-ho such is life.
    Always look on the bright side of life as the Monty Python’s song says. ☀️🍷I try, with a little help from my friends

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