9:30am… wake up. Pace around the house like a kid waiting to see what Santa brought.
10:00am – the record store is finaly open!
10:04am – I’m the proud new owner of “Snakes and Arrows”, the new Rush release.

I’m not even done with a first listen, and I’m already finding gems throughout this album. WOW. There are 3 instrumentals on this album! WOW! Count ’em.. 1, 2, 3. Yep. Talk about ear candy.
I don’t know how, but Neil, Geddy, and Alex seem to somehow write music that tracks the story of my life.

Track 1, “Far Cry”

“Pariah dogs and wandering madmen
barking at strangers and speaking in tongues
The ebb and flow of tidal fortune
Electrical changes are charging up the young

It’s a far cry from the world we thought we’d inherit
It’s a far cry from the way we thought we’d share it
You can almost feel the current flowing
You can almost see the circuits blowing

One day I feel I’m on top of the world
and the next it’s falling in on me
I can get back on, I can get back on
One day I feel I’m ahead of the wheel
And the next it’s rolling over me
I can get back on, I can get back on”

An excerpt from track 9, “Faithless”

I don’t have faith in faith
I don’t believe in belief
You can call me faithless
But I still cling to hope
And I believe in Love
And that’s faith enough for me

I’ve got my own spirit level for balance
To tell if my choice is leading up or down
All the shouting voices Try to thow me off my course
Some by sermons, some by force

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