#SLS ~ 8/8/21

Today Jim gives us Fate, Fortune, Luck. I Picked Freewill by Rush Songwriters: Alex Lifeson / Geddy Lee Weinrib. My first concert was the Moving Pictures Tour so this song #3 on the set list will always hold a special place in my heart.

There are those who think that life has nothing left to chance
A host of holy horrors to direct our aimless dance

A planet of playthings, we dance on the strings of powers we cannot perceive
The stars aren’t aligned or the Gods are malign, blame is better to give than receive

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that’s clear, I will choose Freewill

There are those who think that they were dealt a losing hand
The cards were stacked against them they weren’t born in Lotus Land

All preordained, a prisoner in chains, a victim of venomous fate
Kicked in the face, you can pray for a place, in heaven’s unearthly estate

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that’s clear, I will choose Freewill

Each of us, a cell of awareness, imperfect and incomplete
Genetic blends with uncertain ends on a fortune hunt that’s far too fleet

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that’s clear, I will choose Freewill

25 thoughts on “#SLS ~ 8/8/21

  1. Oh yeah! I didn’t recognize the name but I sure have heard the song actually quite a bit on the oldies stations. Love the lyrics, which I’d never really knew. πŸ™‚

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    1. My friend’s brother introduced us the them. Rush, Scorpions, and Aerosmith. We’d wait until he left then we’d used his stereo. Good times.

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  2. How can I know nothing about such a great band? Where was I hiding? I love this Jilly Bean and will now have to catch up on all that I’ve missed. I love the line “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice” – so true! Thank you for the introduction.

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