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RUSH
SECTOR ONE
Released: November 21st, 2011
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Liner Notes

BOX SET CREDITS

Supervised by Jeff Fura

5.1 Surround Sound Mixed by Richard Chycki at Mixland, Ontario
5.1 Surround and Stereo Mastering by Andy VanDette at Masterdisk, NY
Head Archivist: Francois Lamoureux at FogoLabs Corp.

DVD Production Facility: Craigman Digital
Menu Design: Craig Anderson
Authoring: Craig Anderson and David Dieckmann

Art Direction: Michele Hone, Vartan
Design: Mike Diehl
Photo Research: Jo Almeida
Photos: Bruce Cole, Fin Costello, Richard Fegley, Gerard Gentil, David Street
Slipcase portrait: Deborah Samuel

Production Manager: Michele Horie
Product Manager: Rob Jacobs
Publicity: Sujata Murthy

Management: Ray Danniels at SRO Management, Inc., Toronto

Special thanks: Pegi Cecconi, Andy Curran, Anna LeCoche, Meghan Symsyk, Herb Agner, Hilary Remnant, Heather Kanipe, Elliot Kendall, Andrew Labarrere, Beatriz Pace, everyone at SRO/Anthem, Strobosonic, UMD and UMe.

© 2011 Anthem Entertainment / The Island Def Jam Music Group.


"RUSH" Liner Notes

Personnel:
Geddy Lee - Lead Vocals & Bass
Alex Lifeson - Guitars & Vocals
John Rutsey - Drums & Vocals

All songs composed by Lee & Lifeson except 'In The Mood' composed by Lee · Recorded at Toronto Sound Studios · Recorded at Eastern Sound · Remixed at Toronto Sound · Remix Engineer - Terry Brown · Mastered at Masterdisk · (Remastered at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine) · Produced by RUSH · Executive Production - SRO · Photographs by BIC Photography · All arrangements by RUSH · Album cover design by Paul Weldon · For best results play at maximum volume · Mastering Consultant Jim Shelton · Mastering: Gilbert Kong · (Remastering: Bob Ludwig and Brian Lee)· Executive Producer-Robin McBride

Road Crew - Ian Grandy & Liam Birt · Special thanks to-Denny Rosencrantz / Cliff Burnstein / Charlie Fach

Of course not to forget all those who have made this possible · Jeff Franklin · Ira Blacker · Sol Saffian · Greg McCutcheon · Wally Meyrowitz · Marsha Weiss · Joe McHugh · Lezlee Monchak · Bob Roper · Peter Taylor · Glenn McLaren · Thanks to Mike & Jules Belkin for their early belief.

Alternate Moon Records liner notes "Thanks"
Special thanks to: Abbey Road Pub and Staff, Doc Cooper, Mr. & Mrs. G. Grandy, Cousin Glenn McLaren, Hal Greenson, Kalua Music, Drew Metcalf, Music Shoppe International, Sheila Posner, R.P.M., Peter Taylor, Paul Weldon

Moon Records is a subsidiary of SRO Productions Ltd.
With Special Thanks to Donna Halper of WMMS in Cleveland for getting the ball rolling

A Moon Production Inc/Personal Direction: Ray Daniels & Vic Wilson of S.R.O. Productions, Toronto, Canada.

© 1974 Mercury Records © 1974 Anthem Entertainment


"FLY BY NIGHT" Liner Notes

Alex Lifeson - Electric guitars, six and twelve string acoustic guitars "Snow Dog"
Neil Peart - Percussion
Geddy Lee - Bass guitars, classical guitars, all vocals By-Tor

Engineered by: Terry Brown
Assistant Engineer: John Woloschuk
Arrangements: RUSH and Terry Brown
Recorded and Mixed at: Toronto Sound Studios, Toronto, Canada
Road Master: Howard "Herns" Ungerleider
Road Crew: Ian Grandy, Liam Birt, J.D. Johnson
Mastered at: Masterdisk, New York
(Remastered at: Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine)
Mastering: Gilbert Kong
(Remastering: Bob Ludwig and Brian Lee)
Cover Concept: RUSH
Cover Painting: Eraldo Carugati
Art Direction: Jim Ladwig/AGI Chicago
Design: Joe Kotleba
Photography: Richard Fegley
By-Tor Characters inspired by: Herns
Belated Mention: Mr. O. Scar
Continuing Thanks to: Cliff Burnstein, Donna Halper, Don Shafer, and to all who have helped

FOR BEST RESULTS PLAY THIS ALBUM

© 1975 Mercury Records © 1975 Anthem Entertainment


"CARESS OF STEEL" Liner Notes

Geddy Lee - bass and vocals
Alex Lifeson - 6 and 12 string electric and acoustic guitars, classical guitar, steel guitar
Neil Peart - percussion

Produced by Rush and Terry Brown
Engineered by Terry Brown
Arrangements by Rush and Terry Brown
Recorded and mixed at Toronto Sound Studios, Toronto, Canada.
Roadmaster - Mr. 'Herns' Ungerleider
Roadcrew - Ian 'Rio' Grandy, Liam 'L.B.L.B.' Birt, J.D. 'Kool Mon' Johnson.

Art direction - AGI
Graphics by Hugh Syme
Photography - Terrence Bert, Gerard Gentil, Barry McVicker
Management - Ray Danniels, Vic Wilson.
Executive production - Moon Records

Thanks to us for making it all possible. A special hullo to Ape Friendly, Big Macho, M. Louis, Mr. Eisen, The Texas Heartbreaker, Sal de Bain, the Black Oak, Rick & the Shermans, Wolfman Marcus, Hot Sam, C.B. & J.B., Doc Cooper, The Opner and Sophisto Hoe. A personnal thankyou, Terry, for your intimate courtesy and native grace of favour. Correspondance - 55 Glencameron Rd., Thornhill, Ont., Canada.

Dedicated to the memory of Mr. Rod Serling

© 1975 Mercury Records © 1975 Anthem Entertainment


"2112" Liner Notes

Alex Lifeson - guitars
Neil Peart - percussion
Geddy Lee - bass and vocals

Produced by Rush and Terry Brown
Engineered by Terry Brown
Arrangements by Rush and Terry Brown
Recorded and mixed at Toronto Sound Studios, Toronto, Ontario
Mastered by Bob Ludwig and Brian Lee at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine
Roadmaster - Howard (Herns) Ungerleider
Roadcrew - Major Ian Grandy, L.B.L.B., Skip (Detroit Slider) Gildersleeve

Graphics - Hugh Syme
Photography - Yosh Inouye, Gérard Gentil (Band)

Management by Ray Danniels, SRO Management, Inc., Toronto
Executive Production - Moon Records

A very special thank you to Ray, Vic, Terry, Howard, Ian, Liam, Skip, and Hugh for sharing the load.

Special guest Hugh Syme - keyboards on 'Tears'

Special thanks to ......(insert your name here)

© 1976 Mercury Records © 1976 Anthem Entertainment

With acknowledgement to the genius of Ayn Rand


"ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE (LIVE)" Liner Notes

Neil Peart - percussion
Alex Lifeson - guitars
Geddy Lee - bass and vocals

Recording
Recorded at Massey Hall, Toronto
June 11, 12, 13, 1976
Produced by Rush and Terry Brown
Engineered by Terry Brown
Recorded by the Fedco Mobile Unit
Mixed at Toronto Sound Studios, Toronto, Canada
Tape operator - Ken Morris

The Show
Roadmaster and stage lighting director
Howard (Herns) Ungerleider
Concert sound engineer and centre stage technician
Major Ian Grandy
Stage right technician - Liam (Leebee) Birt
Stage left technician - Skip (Slider) Gildersleeve
Concert sound by National Sound Inc.
Tom (Joe) Linthicum
Julian (Julio) Wilkes
Jim (Bozo) Swartz
Mike (Lurch) Hirsch
Concert lighting by Atlantis Systems
Tim Pace
Tom (Domenic) D'Ambrosia
Mark (Angelo) Cherry
Concert Presentation by CHUM FM and Martin Onrot
Booking Agency - ICM (International Creative Management)
Responsible agent - Greg McCutcheon
Canada - Music Shoppe International
Responsible agent - Doug Brown
Personal Management - Ray Danniels and Vic Wilson
Executive production - Moon Records
Correspondence - No. 201, 55 Glencameron Rd., Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

Graphics - Hugh Syme
Photography - David Street
Remastered by Bob Ludwig and Brian Lee at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine.

A personal thank you to good times on the road, to the cities and people of Seattle, Portland, San Antonio, Cleveland, Detroit, and (of course) Toronto. Also to Larry Bailey, Rick Ringer, Shelley Grafman, Steve Sybesma and Sunshine, Windy City, Joe Anthony, Lou Roney, Mel Sharp, Charlie Applegate, Roger and Ginny Sayles, Jim and Julie Stritmatter, Uncle Cliff Burnstein, Mike Bone, Jim Taylor, Peter Talbot and the Vashon Islanders, Steve Shutt, Rod Serling, Rhonda Ross, The Sunset Marquis, June and Ward Cleaver, The Sleeping Broon, Miss Anne, The Bag, The Lizzies, Chivas Regal, Tennis, Dead Fly Cookies, and Becker's Chocolate Milk.

Also thanks to Walt Johnston and Gibson Guitars for musical instrument contributions.

This album consists of the show which we brought to you during our North American Tours of 1976. It is an anthology of what we feel to be the high points of our concerts and recordings up to this time.

It is not perfect, but it is faithful to us and to you. We have tried to strike a careful balance between perfection and authenticity, and to create a finished work that you may enjoy, and we may be proud of. This album to us, signifies the end of the beginning, a milestone to mark the close of chapter one, in the annals of Rush.

To all our friends everywhere, we we thank you for your friendship and support, and wish you success in all your aspirations.

© 1976 Mercury Records © 1976 Anthem Entertainment


Articles
  • Sectors Box Set (Review) - Classic Rock Presents: PROG Magazine, December 2011
  • Sectors Box Set (Review) - Sound and Vision Magazine, February 2012

  • Track Listing (click on any track for the lyrics)

    Disc 1 - RUSH
    1. Finding My Way (5:06)
    2. Need Some Love (2:19)
    3. Take A Friend (4:24)
    4. Here Again (7:35)
    5. What You're Doing (4:22)
    6. In The Mood (3:34)
    7. Before and After (5:34)
    8. Working Man (7:10)


    Disc 2 - FLY BY NIGHT
    1. Anthem (4:22)
    2. Best I Can (3:25)
    3. Beneath, Between and Behind (3:02)
    4. By-Tor and the Snowdog (8:37)
    5. Fly By Night (3:21)
    6. Making Memories (2:58)
    7. Rivendell (4:57)
    8. In The End (6:47)


    Disc 3 - CARESS OF STEEL
    1. Bastille Day (4:37)
    2. I Think I'm Going Bald (3:37)
    3. Lakeside Park (4:08)
    4. The Necromancer (12:30)
    5. The Fountain of Lamneth (19:59)


    Disc 4 - 2112
    1. 2112 (20:34)
    2. A Passage to Bangkok (3:34)
    3. The Twilight Zone (3:17)
    4. Lessons (3:51)
    5. Tears (3:31)
    6. Something For Nothing (3:59)


    Disc 5 - ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE (LIVE)
    1. Bastille Day (4:59)
    2. Anthem (4:57)
    3. Fly By Night / In The Mood (4:05)
    4. Something For Nothing (4:04)
    5. Lakeside Park (5:06)
    6. 2112 (16:51)
    7. By-Tor and the Snowdog (12:01)
    8. In The End (7:15)
    9. Working Man / Finding My Way (14:20)
    10. What You're Doing (5:41)



    Finding My Way
    Yeah, oh yeah!
    Ooh, said I,
    I'm comin' out to get you.
    Ooh, sit down.
    I'm comin' out to find you.
    Ooh, yeah. Ooh yeah.
    Findin' my way!

    I've been gone so long
    I've lost count of the years.
    Well, I sang some sad songs,
    oh yes, and cried some bad tears.

    Look out! I'm comin'.
    Whoa, whoa.
    Look out! I'm comin'.
    Whoa, yeah.

    I'm runnin',
    finding my way back home.
    Oh yeah!

    Yeah, oh yeah!
    Ooh, said I,
    I'm comin' back to look for you.
    Ooh, sit down.
    I'm goin' by the back door.
    Ooh, yeah. Ooh yeah.
    Findin' my way!

    You've done me no right,
    but you've done me some wrong.
    Left me lonely each night
    while I sing my sad song.

    Look out! I'm comin'.
    Whoa, whoa.
    Look out! I'm comin'.
    Whoa, yeah.

    I'm runnin',
    findin' my way back home.
    I'm comin'.
    Ooh, babe, I said I'm runnin'.
    Whoa, babe, I said I'm comin'
    to get you, mama.
    Said I'm runnin'.

    Ooh, babe, I said I'm comin'
    for you, babe.
    I said I'm runnin'.
    Ooh yes, babe, I said I'm comin'
    to get you, babe. I said I'm comin'.
    Ooh, yeah.

    I'm findin',
    I'm findin' my way back home.
    Well, I've had it for now,
    livin' on the road.
    Ooh, yeah.
    Ooh, yeah.

    Findin' my way!


    Need Some Love
    I'm runnin' here,
    I'm runnin' there.
    I'm lookin' for a girl.
    'Cause there's nothin' I need,
    there's nothin' I want more
    in the whole wide world.

    Well, I need it quick
    and I need it now,
    before I start to fade away.
    That's why I'm searchin',
    that's why I'm lookin'
    each and ev'ry day.

    Oo, I need some love.
    I said I need some love!
    Oo yes, I need some love
    This feelin' I can't rise above.
    Yeah, yeah!

    Well I been hustlin' here,
    I been hustlin' there.
    I been searchin' for about a week.
    And I started feelin'
    this strange sensation.
    My knees are startin' gettin' weak.

    Well I need what keeps
    a young man alive;
    I'm sayin' I need it now.
    I'm gonna get the message
    across to you
    someway, somehow.

    Oo, I need some love.
    I said I need some love!
    Oo yes, I need some love
    This feelin' I can't rise above.
    Oo, yeah yeah!


    Take A Friend
    Well, I'm lookin' at you,
    and I'm wond'rin' what you're gonna do.
    Looks like you got no friends,
    no one to stick with you till the end.

    Take yourself a friend.
    Keep 'em till the end.
    Whether woman or man,
    it makes you feel so good,
    so good.

    Yes, you think you're all right,
    and now you're lonely ev'ry night.
    Well, you need a friend,
    someone on whom you can always depend.

    Take yourself a friend.
    Keep 'em till the end.
    Whether woman or man,
    it makes you feel so good,
    so good.

    Yes, you need some advice.
    Well, let me put it to you nice.
    I said you need a friend,
    someone who'll stick with you to the end.

    Take yourself a friend.
    Keep 'em till the end.
    Whether woman or man,
    it makes you feel so good,
    so good.


    Here Again
    I said I played this song
    so many times before
    that the melody keeps repeating
    growing new ideas,
    flowing chords and notes
    like a mountain river bleeding.

    Well, I say as I look back,
    And all the thoughts I've had,
    They reflect just what I'm learning.
    Yes, you know that the hardest part,
    Yes, I say it is to stay on top,
    On top of a world forever churning.

    Well, you say you can laugh,
    But I can see that your eyes are glass.
    Well, do you see, can't you see, what I'm feeling?
    Yes, I've seen your face before.
    Why, I've seen it everywhere,
    Showing up to me without a scent revealing.

    Well, I said will it ever change?
    Will it stay the same?
    I'd surely like to know before it's over.
    Well, I said I played some.
    I said it won't be long,
    Won't be long before I stop and play it over.

    Oh, oh I've, I've seen your face before.
    Is it ever gonna, ever gonna change again?
    Oh, oh I've, I've been in one place too long.
    Is it ever gonna, ever gonna change again?


    What You're Doing
    Well, I see you standin' there
    with your finger in the air.
    Ev'rything we do,
    you wanna leave it up to you.

    Who do you think you are?
    You think you are a star,
    try'n' to run the town,
    always try'n' to put us down.

    Well, you think that you're right.
    You think you're out of sight.
    Tell me something, mister;
    why'd you have to make us so uptight?

    Well, you say you've been try'n'.
    You know that you're ly'n'.
    I think you need some groovin'.
    Who do you think you're foolin' now?

    Well, you better start changin'.
    You life needs rearrangin'.
    You better do some talkin'
    or you better do some walkin' now.

    Yeah, you think that you're right.
    You think you're out of sight.
    Tell me something, mister;
    why'd you have to make us so uptight?

    I know what you're doing,
    all that you been doin' wrong.
    I don't know what you're feelin',
    oh, but you been feelin' long.

    Well, you think that you're right.
    Tell me something, mister;
    why'd you have to make us so uptight?


    In The Mood
    Hey now, baby,
    well, I like your smile.
    Won't you come and talk to me.
    for a little while.

    Well, you're makin' me crazy,
    the way you roll them eyes.
    Won't you come and sit with me.
    I'll tell you all my lies.

    Hey baby, it's a quarter to eight.
    I feel I'm in the mood.
    Hey baby, the hour is late.
    I feel I've got to move.

    Well, hey now, baby,
    Don't you talk so fast.
    I'm just try'n' to make these good times,
    I'm try'n' to make it last.

    Ev'rything's getting hazy.
    Now honey, where'd you go?
    I just want to find out, baby,
    where'd you learn what you know?

    Hey baby, it's a quarter to eight.
    I feel I'm in the mood.
    Hey baby, the hour is late.
    I feel I've got to move.

    Well, hey now, baby,
    said, I like your style.
    You really got me, baby,
    way down deep inside.

    Oo, you drive me crazy.
    Baby, you're the one.
    I just want to rock-and-roll you woman,
    until the night is gone.

    Hey baby, it's a quarter to eight.
    I feel I'm in the mood.
    Hey baby, the hour is late.
    I feel I've got to move.


    Before and After
    Love won't see my comin'
    on a Sunday noon today.
    Still don't believe we're fadin',
    but now the world should wait.

    And now you're fina'lly list'nin'
    to what I have to say.
    Well, the time is right,
    and it is today.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

    Maybe we could talk about it
    and try to get it straight.
    After all these years, baby,
    maybe it's too late.

    But I really need to
    have you by my side,
    And that's the only feelin',
    baby, I can't hide.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

    Well you aren't list'nin',
    I ain't talkin',
    we ain't gettin' nowhere.

    I keep tryin' to get
    through to you baby.
    All you do is stare.

    I don't wanna see that.
    I need you by my side.
    Well, I don't want to be your lover.
    Babe, I wanna be your man.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

    Well, now my story's over, baby,
    and I ain't gonna tell it twice.
    Well, you better start list'nin',
    or get out of my life.

    Or you're gonna be left out,
    I said left out in the cold.
    Yeah, before you get my lovin',babe,
    you'll be too old.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

    Well, I'm talkin' to you baby.
    Well, I said
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.


    Working Man
    I get up at seven, yeah,
    and I go to work at nine.
    I got no time for livin'.
    Yes, I'm workin' all the time.

    It seems to me
    I could live my life
    a lot better than I think I am.
    I guess that's why they call me,
    they call me the workin' man.

    They call me the workin' man.
    I guess that's what I am.

    I get home at five o'clock,
    and I take myself out a nice, cold beer.
    Always seem to be wond'rin'
    why there's nothin' goin' down here.

    It seems to me
    I could live my life
    a lot better than I think I am.
    I guess that's why they call me,
    they call me the workin' man.

    They call me the workin' man.
    I guess that's what I am.

    Well they call me the workin' man.
    I guess that's what I am.


    Anthem

    Know your place in life is where you want to be
    Don't let them tell you that you owe it all to me
    Keep on looking forward; no use in looking 'round
    Hold your head above the ground and they won't bring you down

    Anthem of the heart and anthem of the mind
    A funeral dirge for eyes gone blind
    We marvel after those who sought
    New wonders in the world, wonders in the world,
    Wonders in the world they wrought.

    Live for yourself -- there's no one else
    More worth living for
    Begging hands and bleeding hearts will
    Only cry out for more

    Well, I know they've always told you
    Selfishness was wrong
    Yet it was for me, not you, I
    Came to write this song


    Best I Can

    I've got a livin' that's rough, a future that's tough
    You know what I mean
    Blankers and boasters, all the bluffers and posers
    I'm not into that scene

    You can tell me that I got no class
    Look around, you'll see who's laughin' last
    Don't give me speeches 'cause they're oh so droll
    Leave me alone, let me rock and roll

    Got an itchin' to rock, a hate for small talk
    I'm funny that way
    Got my sights on the stars, won't get that far
    But I'll try anyway
    I just like to please, don't like to tease
    I'm easy like that
    Don't like long rests, I must confess
    I'm an impatient cat

    I do the best that I can
    I'm just what I am
    I do the best I can
    Well, I know what I am

    Rock and roll-in's a scream, makin' millions my dream
    Well, I do that a lot
    I'll just give it a try, won't let good times pass me by
    They're all I've got


    Beneath, Between And Behind

    Ten score years ago, defeat the kingly foe
    A wondrous dream came into being
    Tame the trackless waste, no virgin land left chaste
    All shining eyes, but never seeing

    Beneath the noble birth
    Between the proudest words
    Behind the beauty, cracks appear
    Once, with heads held high
    They sang out to the sky
    Why do their shadows bow in fear?

    Watch the cities rise
    Another ship arrives
    Earth's melting pot and ever growing
    Fantastic dreams come true
    Inventing something new
    The greatest minds, and never knowing...

    The guns replace the plow, facades are tarnished now
    The principles have been betrayed
    The dreams's gone stale, but still, let hope prevail
    History's debt won't be repaid


    By-Tor And The Snow Dog

    The Tobes of Hades, lit by flickering torchlight
    The netherworld is gathered in the glare
    Prince By-Tor takes the cavern to the north light
    The sign of Eth is rising in the air.
    By-Tor, knight of darkness,
    Centurion of evil, devil's prince.

    Across the River Styx, out of the lamplight
    His nemesis is waiting at the gate
    The Snow Dog, ermine glowing in the damp night
    Coal-black eyes shimmering with hate.
    By-Tor and the Snow Dog
    Square for battle, let the fray begin.

    The battle's over and the dust is clearing
    Disciples of the Snow Dog sound the knell
    Rejoicing echoes as the dawn is nearing
    By-Tor in defeat retreats to Hell
    Snow Dog is victorious
    The land of the Overworld is saved again.


    Fly By Night

    (original lyrics)
    Airport scurry flurry faces
    Parade of passers by
    People going many places
    With a smile or just a sigh
    Waiting waiting pass the time
    Another cigarette
    Get in line - gate thirty-nine
    The time is not here yet


    Why try? I know why
    The feeling inside me says it's time I was gone
    Clear head, new life ahead
    I want to be king now not just one more pawn

    Fly by night, away from here
    Change my life again
    Fly by night goodbye my dear
    My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend

    Moon rise, thoughtful eyes
    Staring back at me from the window beside
    No fright or hindsight
    Leaving behind that empty feeling inside

    Start a new chapter
    Find what I'm after
    It's changing every day
    The change of a season
    Is enough of a reason
    To want to get away

    Quiet and pensive
    My thoughts apprehensive
    The hours drift away
    Leaving my homeland
    Playing a lone hand
    My life begins today


    Making Memories

    There's a time for feelin' as good as we can
    The time is now, and there's no stoppin' us
    There's a time for livin' as high as we can
    Behind us you will only see our dust.

    You know we're havin' good days
    And we hope they're gonna last
    Our future still looks brighter than our past
    We feel no need to worry
    No reason to be sad
    Our mem'ries remind us, maybe road life's not so bad.

    Just keep smilin', move onward ev'ry day
    And try to keep our thoughts away from home
    We're trav'lin' around, no time to settle down
    And satisfy our wanderlust to roam.

    Well from sea to shining sea, and a hundred points between
    Still we go on diggin' ev'ry show
    The cities in the land all extend a welcome hand
    Till morning when it's time for us to go.


    Rivendell

    Sunlight dances through the leaves
    Soft winds stir the sighing trees
    Lying in the warm grass
    Feel the sun upon your face
    Elven songs and endless nights
    Sweet wine and soft relaxing lights
    Time will never touch you
    Here in this enchanted place

    I've traveled now for many miles
    It feels so good to see the smiles of
    Friends who never left your mind
    When you were far away
    From the golden light of coming dawn
    Till the twilight when the sun is gone
    We treasure ev'ry season
    And ev'ry passing day

    You feel there's something calling you
    You're wanting to return
    To where the misty mountains rise and friendly fires burn
    A place you can escape the world
    Where the dark lord cannot go
    Peace of mind and sanctuary by loud water's flow

    We feel the coming of a new day
    Darkness gives way to light a new way
    Stop here for a while until the world,
    The world calls you away
    Yet you know I've had the feeling
    Standing with my senses reeling
    This is the place to grow old till
    I reach my final day.


    In The End

    Well, I can see what you mean
    It just takes me longer
    And I can feel what you feel
    It just makes you stronger

    I know, I know, I know
    Oh, the feeling grows
    I see, I see, I see
    It's got to be
    You can take me for a little while
    You can take me, you can make me smile in the end

    Well, I can do what you do
    You just do it better
    And I can cry like you cry
    It just makes me sadder

    Well, I can shine like you shine
    It doesn't make me brighter
    But if I think like you think
    It don't make my load much lighter


    Bastille Day

    There's no bread, let them eat cake
    There's no end to what they'll take
    Flaunt the fruits of noble birth
    Wash the salt into the earth
    But they're marching to Bastille Day
    La guillotine will claim her bloody prize
    Free the dungeons of the innocent
    The king will kneel, and let his kingdom rise

    Bloodstained velvet, dirty lace
    Naked fear on every face
    See them bow their heads to die
    As we would bow as they rode by

    And we're marching to Bastille Day
    La guillotine will claim her bloody prize
    Sing, o choirs of cacophony
    The king has kneeled, to let his kingdom rise.

    Lessons taught but never learned
    All around us anger burns
    Guide the future by the past
    Long ago the mould was cast

    For they marched up to Bastille Day
    La guillotine -- claimed her bloody prize
    Hear the echoes of the centuries
    Power isn't all that money buys


    I Think I'm Going Bald

    I looked in the mirror today
    My eyes just didn't seem so bright
    I've lost a few more hairs
    I think I'm going bald
    I think I'm going bald
    Seems like only yesterday
    We would sit and talk of dreams all night
    Dreams of youth
    And simple truths
    Now we're so involved
    So involved with life

    Walk down vanity fair
    Memory lane everywhere
    Wall Street shuffles there
    Dressed in flowing hair

    Once we loved the flowers
    Now we ask the price of the land
    Once we would take water
    But now it must be wine
    Now we've been
    And now we've seen
    What price peace of mind
    Take a piece of my mind

    My life is slipping away
    I'm aging every day
    But even when I'm grey
    I'll still be grey my way


    Lakeside Park

    Midway hawkers calling
    Try your luck with me
    Merry-go-round wheezing
    The same old melody
    A thousand ten cent wonders
    Who could ask for more
    A pocketful of silver
    The key to heaven's door

    Lakeside Park
    Willows in the breeze
    Lakeside Park
    So many memories
    Laughing rides
    Midway lights
    Shining stars on summer nights

    Days of barefoot freedom
    Racing with the waves
    Nights of starlit secrets
    Crackling driftwood flames
    Drinking by the lighthouse
    Smoking on the pier
    Still we saw the magic
    Fading every year

    Everyone would gather
    On the twenty fourth of May
    Sitting in the sand
    To watch the fireworks display
    Dancing fires on the beach
    Singing songs together
    Though it's just a memory
    Some memories last forever


    The Necromancer

    I. Into Darkness As grey traces of dawn tinge the eastern sky, the three travelers, men of
    Willow Dale, emerge from the forest shadow. Fording the River Dawn, they turn
    south, journeying into the dark and forbidding lands of the Necromancer.
    Even now the intensity of his dread power can be felt, weakening the body and
    saddening the heart. Ultimately they will become empty, mindless spectres,
    stripped of will and soul. Only their thirst for freedom gives them hunger for
    vengeance...

    Silence shrouds the forest
    As the birds announce the dawn
    Three trav'llers ford the river
    And southward journey on
    The road is lined with peril
    The air is charged with fear
    The shadow of his nearness
    Weighs like iron tears

    II. Under the Shadow
    Shreds of black cloud loom in overcast skies. The Necromancer keeps watch
    with his magic prism eyes. He views all his lands and is already aware
    of the three helpless invaders trapped in his lair...

    Brooding in the tower
    Watching o'er his land
    Holding ev'ry creature
    Helplessly they stand
    Gaze into his prisms
    Knowing they are near
    Lead them to the dungeons
    Spectres numb with fear
    They bow defeated

    III. Return of the Prince
    Enter the Champion.
    Prince By-Tor appears to battle for freedom from chains of long years.
    The spell has been broken...the Dark Lands are bright, the Wraith of the
    Necromancer soars away...in the night.

    Stealthily attacking
    By-Tor slays his foe
    The men are free to run now
    From labyrinths below
    The Wraith of Necromancer
    Shadows through the sky
    Another land to darken
    With evil prism eye...


    The Fountain of Lamneth

    I. In the Valley
    I am born
    I am me
    I am new
    I am free
    Look at me
    I am young
    Sight unseen
    Life unsung

    My eyes have just been opened
    And they're open very wide
    Images around me
    Don't identify inside
    Just one blur I recognize
    The one that soothes and feeds
    My way of life is easy
    And as simple are my needs

    Yet my eyes are drawn toward
    The mountain in the east
    Fascinates and captivates
    Gives my heart no peace
    The mountain holds the sunrise
    In the prison of the night
    Till bursting forth from rocky chains
    The valley floods with light

    Living one long sunrise
    For to me all things are new
    I've never watched the sky grow pale
    Or strolled through fields of dew
    I do not know of dust to dust
    I live from breath to breath
    I live to climb that mountain to
    The Fountain of Lamneth

    II. Didacts and Narpets
    Unofficial lyrics that were not included in the album lyric sheet
    Stay!
    Go!
    Work!
    No!
    Think!
    Live!
    Earn!
    Give!
    Wait!
    Fight!
    Laugh!
    Right!
    Listen...

    III. No One At the Bridge
    Crying back to consciousness
    The coldness grips my skin
    The sky is pitching violently
    Drawn by shrieking winds
    Seaspray blurs my vision
    Waves roll by so fast
    Save my ship of freedom
    I'm lashed helpless to the mast

    Call out for direction
    And there's no one there to steer
    Shout out for salvation
    But there's no one there to hear
    Cry out supplication
    For the maelstrom is near
    Scream out desperation
    But no one cares to hear

    Remembering when first I held
    The wheel in my own hands
    I took the helm so eagerly
    And sailed for distant lands
    But now the sea's too heavy
    And I just don't understand
    Why must my crew desert me
    When I need a guiding hand

    IV. Panacea
    The whiteness of confusion
    Is unfolding from my mind
    I stare around in wonder
    Have I left my life behind

    I catch the scent of ambergris
    And turn my head... surprised
    My gaze is caught and held
    And I am helpless, mesmerized

    Panacea -- liquid grace
    Oh let me touch your fragile face
    Enchantment falls around me
    And I know I cannot leave

    Here's a meaning for my life
    A shelter from the storm
    Pacify my troubles with
    Her body, soft and warm
    Naked in our unity
    A smile for every tear
    Gentle hands that promise me
    Comfort through the years
    Yet I know I must be gone
    Before the light of dawn

    Panacea -- passion pure
    I can't resist your gentle lure
    My heart will lie beside you
    And my wandering body grieves

    V. Bacchus Plateau
    Another endless day
    Silhouettes of grey
    Another glass of wine
    Drink with eyes that shine
    To days without that chill at morning
    Long nights time out of mind

    Draw another goblet
    From the cask of '43
    Crimson misty memory
    Hazy glimpse of me
    Give me back my wonder
    -- I've something more to give
    I guess it doesn't matter
    -- There's not much more to live

    Another foggy dawn
    The mountain almost gone
    Another doubtful fear
    The road is not so clear
    My soul grows ever weary
    And the end is ever near

    VI. The Fountain
    Look... the mist is rising
    And the sun is peaking through
    See, the steps grow lighter
    As I reach their final few
    Hear, the dancing waters
    I must be drawing near
    Feel, my heart is pounding
    With embattled hope and fear

    Now, at last I fall before
    The Fountain of Lamneth
    I thought I would be singing
    But I'm tired... out of breath
    Many journeys end here
    But, the secret's told the same
    Life is just a candle
    And a dream must give it flame

    The key, the end, the answer
    Stripped of their disguise
    Still it's all confusion
    And tears spring to my eyes
    Though I've reached a signpost
    It's really not the end
    Like Old Sol behind the mountain
    I'll be coming up again...

    I'm in motion
    I am still
    I am crying
    I am still
    I'm together
    I'm apart
    I'm forever
    At the start

    Still... I am


    2112

    I. Overture
    "And the meek shall inherit the earth."

    II. Temples of Syrinx
    "The massive grey walls of the Temples rise from the heart of every
    Federation city. I have always been awed by them, to think that every single
    facet of every life is regulated and directed from within! Our books, our
    music, our work and play are all looked after by the benevolent wisdom of the
    priests..."


    We've taken care of everything
    The words you hear the songs you sing
    The pictures that give pleasure to your eyes.

    It's one for all and all for one
    We work together common sons
    Never need to wonder how or why.

    We are the Priests, of the Temples of Syrinx
    Our great computers fill the hallowed halls.
    We are the Priests, of the Temples of Syrinx
    All the gifts of life are held within our walls.

    Look around this world we made
    Equality our stock in trade
    Come and join the Brotherhood of Man
    Oh what a nice contented world
    Let the banners be unfurled
    Hold the Red Star proudly high in hand.

    We are the Priests, of the Temples of Syrinx
    Our great computers fill the hallowed halls.
    We are the Priests, of the Temples of Syrinx
    All the gifts of life are held within our walls.

    III. Discovery
    "Behind my beloved waterfall, in the little room that was hidden beneath
    the cave, I found it. I brushed away the dust of the years, and picked it up,
    holding it reverently in my hands. I had no idea what it might be, but it was
    beautiful..."

    "I learned to lay my fingers across the wires, and to turn the keys to make
    them sound differently. As I struck the wires with my other hand, I produced
    my first harmonious sounds, and soon my own music! How different it could be
    from the music of the Temples! I can't wait to tell the priests about it! ..."


    What can this strange device be?
    When I touch it, it gives forth a sound
    It's got wires that vibrate and give music
    What can this thing be that I found?

    See how it sings like a sad heart
    And joyously screams out its pain
    Sounds that build high like a mountain
    Or notes that fall gently like rain.

    I can't wait to share this new wonder
    The people will all see its light
    Let them all make their own music
    The Priests praise my name on this night.

    IV. Presentation
    "In the sudden silence as I finished playing, I looked up to a circle of
    grim, expressionless faces. Father Brown rose to his feet, and his somnolent
    voice echoed throughout the silent Temple Hall."

    "Instead of the grateful joy that I expected, they were words of quiet
    rejection! Instead of praise, sullen dismissal. I watched in shock and horror
    as Father Brown ground my precious instrument to splinters beneath his feet..."


    I know it's most unusual
    To come before you so
    But I've found an ancient miracle
    I thought that you should know

    Listen to my music
    And hear what it can do
    There's something here as strong as life
    I know that it will reach you.

    Yes, we know it's nothing new
    It's just a waste of time
    We have no need for ancient ways
    The world is doing fine

    Another toy will help destroy
    The elder race of man
    Forget about your silly whim
    It doesn't fit the plan.

    I can't believe you're saying
    These things just can't be true
    Our world could use this beauty
    Just think what we might do.

    Listen to my music
    And hear what it can do
    There's something here as strong as life
    I know that it will reach you.

    Don't annoy us further
    We have our work to do.
    Just think about the average
    What use have they for you?

    Another toy will help destroy
    The elder race of man
    Forget about your silly whim
    It doesn't fit the plan.

    V. Oracle: The Dream
    "I guess it was a dream, but even now it all seems so vivid to me. Clearly
    yet I see the beckoning hand of the oracle as he stood at the summit of the
    staircase..."

    "I see still the incredible beauty of the sculptured cities and the pure
    spirit of man revealed in the lives and works of this world. I was overwhelmed
    by both wonder and understanding as I saw a completely different way to life, a
    way that had been crushed by the Federation long ago. I saw now how
    meaningless life had become with the loss of all these things ..."


    I wandered home though the silent streets
    And fell into a fitful sleep
    Escape to realms beyond the night
    Dream can't you show me the light?

    I stand atop a spiral stair
    An oracle confronts me there
    He leads me on light years away
    Through astral nights, galactic days

    I see the works of gifted hands
    That grace this strange and wondrous land
    I see the hand of man arise
    With hungry mind and open eyes

    They left the planet long ago
    The elder race still learn and grow
    Their power grows with purpose strong
    To claim the home where they belong
    Home, to tear the Temples down...
    Home, to change..

    VI. Soliloquy
    "I have not left this cave for days now, it has become my last refuge in my
    total despair. I have only the music of the waterfall to comfort me now. I
    can no longer live under the control of the Federation, but there is no other
    place to go. My last hope is that with my death I may pass into the world of
    my dream, and know peace at last."


    The sleep is still in my eyes
    The dream is still in my head
    I heave a sigh and sadly smile
    And lie a while in bed
    I wish that it might come to pass
    Not fade like all my dreams

    Just think of what my life might be
    In a world like I have seen
    I don't think I can carry on
    Carry on this cold and empty life
    Oh...noo.

    My spirits are low in the depths of despair
    My lifeblood spills over..

    VII. The Grand Finale
    Attention all Planets of the Solar Federation
    Attention all Planets of the Solar Federation
    Attention all Planets of the Solar Federation
    We have assumed control.
    We have assumed control.
    We have assumed control.


    A Passage to Bangkok

    Our first stop is in Bogota
    To check Colombian fields
    The natives smile and pass along
    A sample of their yield
    Sweet Jamaican pipe dreams
    Golden Acapulco nights
    Then Morocco, and the East,
    Fly by morning light

    We're on the train to Bangkok
    Aboard the Thailand Express
    We'll hit the stops along the way
    We only stop for the best

    Wreathed in smoke in Lebanon
    We burn the midnight oil
    The fragrance of Afghanistan
    Rewards a long day's toil
    Pulling into Katmandu
    Smoke rings fill the air
    Perfumed by a Nepal night
    The Express gets you there


    The Twilight Zone

    A pleasant faced man steps up to greet you
    He smiles and says he's pleased to meet you
    Beneath his hat the strangeness lies
    Take it off, he's got three eyes
    Truth is false and logic lost
    Now the fourth dimension is crossed

    You have entered the Twilight Zone
    Beyond this world strange things are known
    Use the key, unlock the door
    See what your fate might have in store
    Come explore your dreams' creation
    Enter this world of imagination

    Wake up lost in an empty town
    Wondering why no one else is around
    Look up to see a giant boy
    You've just become his brand new toy
    No escape, no place to hide
    Here where Time and Space collide


    Lessons

    Sweet memories Flashing very quickly by
    Reminding me Giving me a reason why
    I know that My goal is more than a thought
    I'll be there When I teach what I've been taught

    You know we've told you before
    But you didn't hear us then
    So you still question why
    You didn't listen again

    Sweet memories I never thought it would be like this
    Reminding me Just how close I came to missing
    I know that This is the way for me to go
    You'll be there When you know what I know


    Tears

    All of the seasons
    And all of the days
    All of the reasons
    Why I've felt this way
    So long
    So long

    Then lost in that feeling
    I looked in your eyes
    I noticed emotion
    And that you had cried
    For me
    I can see

    What would touch me deeper
    Tears that fall from eyes
    That only cry?
    Would it touch you deeper
    Than tears that fall from eyes
    That know why?

    A lifetime of questions
    Tears on your cheek
    I tasted the answers
    And my body was weak
    For you
    The truth


    Something For Nothing

    Waiting for the winds of change
    To sweep the clouds away
    Waiting for the rainbow's end
    To cast its gold your way
    Countless ways
    You pass the days

    Waiting for someone to call
    And turn your world around
    Looking for an answer to
    The question you have found
    Looking for
    An open door

    You don't get something for nothing
    You don't get freedom for free
    You won't get wise
    With the sleep still in your eyes
    No matter what your dreams might be

    What you own is your own kingdom
    What you do is your own glory
    What you love is your own power
    What you live is your own story
    In your head is the answer
    Let it guide you along
    Let your heart be the anchor
    And the beat of your own song