HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Rush Pulls Music from Lim... » Reply #34
In the discussion thread: Rush Pulls Music from Limbaugh Show [View all]

Response to NICO9000 (Reply #32)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 09:40 PM

34. Peart was distancing himself from Rand long before his loss

I deliberately ignored Rush in the mid-late 80's keyboard phase, but their work in the early 90s clearly indicates compassion. Many songs deal with social injustice, and the entire concept of the "Roll the Bones" album was the role of luck - good and bad - in shaping destiny. From Test for Echo, "Half the World" is about social injustice. From Snakes and Arrows, "The Larger Bowl". There are many other examples in the Rush cannon.

***

Lyrics from the song "Roll the Bones"

Well, you can stake that claim --
Good work is the key to good fortune
Winners take that praise
Losers seldom take that blame
If they don't take that game
And sometimes the winner takes nothing
We draw our own designs
But fortune has to make that frame

We go out in the world and take our chances
Fate is just the weight of circumstances
That's the way that lady luck dances
Roll the bones ...

Faith is cold as ice --
Why are little ones born only to suffer
For the want of immunity
Or a bowl of rice?

Well, who would hold a price
On the heads of the innocent children
If there's some immortal power
To control the dice?

We come in to the world and take our chances
Fate is just the weight of circumstances
That's the way that lady luck dances
Roll the bones


Ayn Rand would have shrugged - convulsed in horror - at the suggestion that "Fate is just the weight of circumstances".

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 39 replies Author Time Post
jefferson_dem Mar 2012 OP
aint_no_life_nowhere Mar 2012 #1
AlinPA Mar 2012 #3
malaise Mar 2012 #5
hifiguy Mar 2012 #15
Ilsa Mar 2012 #17
Blue Owl Mar 2012 #22
Left Coast2020 Mar 2012 #36
flobee1 Mar 2012 #2
Bennyboy Mar 2012 #8
tabatha Mar 2012 #13
OnyxCollie Mar 2012 #35
Justice wanted Mar 2012 #4
Chichiri Mar 2012 #6
wendylaroux Mar 2012 #7
lunasun Mar 2012 #9
Shankapotomus Mar 2012 #10
ms liberty Mar 2012 #11
lpbk2713 Mar 2012 #12
backscatter712 Mar 2012 #14
sofa king Mar 2012 #16
treestar Mar 2012 #18
lame54 Mar 2012 #19
hifiguy Mar 2012 #20
NICO9000 Mar 2012 #32
LineLineLineLineNew Reply Peart was distancing himself from Rand long before his loss
NAO Mar 2012 #34
NAO Mar 2012 #26
OriginalGeek Mar 2012 #37
Blue Owl Mar 2012 #21
Paladin Mar 2012 #23
mimitabby Mar 2012 #24
NAO Mar 2012 #25
ms liberty Mar 2012 #29
NAO Mar 2012 #30
ms liberty Mar 2012 #33
zinnisking Mar 2012 #27
Uncle Joe Mar 2012 #28
powergirl Mar 2012 #31
alp227 Mar 2012 #38
Quantess Mar 2012 #39
Please login to view edit histories.