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Quotes:

We can walk our road together
If our goals are all the same
We can run alone and free
If we pursue a different aim
Let the truth of love, be lighted
Let the love of truth shine clear
Sensibility
Armed with sense and liberty
With the heart and mind united
In a single, perfect, sphere
- The Sphere - from the album Hemispheres)

Submitted by: Black and Silver
 

Jokes:

Neil Peart walks into a bar. Ba dum bada tss tss dum ba dum tatt tatt
Submitted by: Michael M
Q: how did the band make so many albums so fast? A: they RUSH
Submitted by: sheri
There are additional Rush music jokes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • You've all got it wrong!! The star on the "2112" Album, is actually the star of David (Biblical, not Satanic) Submitted by: Zanthanee
  • I heard it was from the Hebrew word for 'noise' which is pronounced 'raash' (long 'a' there). Submitted by: Menotno

Stupid Band Names:

  • When you rush things, they end result is normally less than desired. If they just slowed down and took their time.... Submitted by: Rychendroll

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Rebels Under Satan's Help. Submitted by: Sympathy For Rock-n-Roll

Known informally as: Sonic Adrenaline. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Marathon"From first to last
The peak is never passed - RevengeFromMars YouTube
"Manhattan Project"The big bang took and shook the world
Shot down the rising sun - RevengeFromMars YouTube
"The Body Electric"1 0 0 1 0 0 1
SOS - RevengeFromMars YouTube
"Red Sector A"I hear the sound of gunfire at the prison gate
Are the liberators here?
Do I hope or do I fear? - RevengeFromMars YouTube
"The Analog Kid"You move me - RevengeFromMars YouTube

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Take Your TimeIt's not good to rush through anything.John
HurryAnother way of going fast.Travis
Rush to the Geritol AisleThe lead-singer/bassist looks like he could be Robin Williams' grandmother!Absolute Smith

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"New Squirrel Man""New World Man"Deedee
"The Spirit Of Rodeo""The Spirit Of Radio"D. Melody Dole, MD
"The Spit Of Radio""The Spirit Of Radio"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Farther From The Gallbladder""Closer To The Heart"Regina Haniger
"Farther From The Liver""Closer To The Heart"Regina Haniger

There are additional Rush new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"The Spirit Of Radio,"A radio does not have a ghost.John Gumm
"The Color Of Right,"'Right' has no color.Yvette Bristle
"Permanent Waves,"No wave is permanent.Yvette Bristle
"The Necromancer,"Necromancers are entirely fictional beings.GlamRockNinjaLord
"Seven Cities Of Gold,"There are no cities made of gold.Yvette Bristle

There are additional Rush literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Shock Me," Kiss"The Body Electric," Rush
"Demolition," Judas Priest"The Wreckers," Rush
"Jackpot," 311"The Big Money," Rush
"What I Got," Sublime"Free Will," Rush
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Alien Sore" originally "Alien Shore"
Peter
"New Word Man" originally "New World Man"
Isabella
"Close To The Heart" originally "Closer To The Heart"
Alyssa Jayne
"Closer To The Hart" originally "Closer To The Heart"
Hart = male deer
Alyssa Jayne
"Alien Shoe" originally "Alien Shore"
Regina Olsen

There are additional Rush song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"New World Moan" originally "New World Man"
Wendy Torrance
"New World Mane" originally "New World Man"
Wendy Torrance
"Flay By Night" originally "Fly By Night"
Lydia Helton
"The Big Monkey" originally "The Big Money"
Candy Welty
"Cold Fibre" originally "Cold Fire"
Harriet Henderson

There are additional Rush song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Alien Short" originally "Alien Shore"
Peter
"Alien Short" originally "Alien Shore"
Peter
"Alien Snore" originally "Alien Shore"
Peter
"XYZ" originally "YYZ"
The final three letters of the alphabet!
Calop
"Working Fan" originally "Working Man"
Serafina

There are additional Rush song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Tom Sawyer""Verne Troyer"Matthias
"Ghost of a Chance""Stowed In Your Pants"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"New World Man""One Punch Man"PikaJoe
"Roll The Bones""Roll The Coal"Chris Caillouet
"Closer To The Heart""Closer To The Arse"Karl Hook Willers
"Limelight""Bud Light Lime"Dr. Oliver Clozoff
"Xanadu""Damn, It's True!"CryHavoc
"Subdivisions""Subway"Fack Sabbath
"2112""1993; An Overture"Fack Sabbath
"Big Money""Mitt Romney"Jeff in Richmond VA

There are additional Rush song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Tom SawyerTom SawyerTravis
Working ManAFL-CIOPeg
Losing ItAny recent Victoria Wood seriespickle*
LimelightActing CoachesMira
Big MoneyLas Vegas Casinosuuuuuh
There are additional Rush commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Roll The BonesGamblers Anonymous (1-800-GAMBLER)Parker Gabriel
Entre NousMarriage Counselorcarly_carlz
The Enemy WithinInsane Asylumcarly_carlz
Vital SignsMorguecarly_carlz
Fly By NightAir Canadacarly_carlz
There are additional Rush on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Peeping Tom
   Placebo
Tom Sawyer
   Rush
Peeping Tom Sawyer
Tarzan
Blinded By The Light
   Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Limelight
   Rush
Blinded By The Limelight
Peter
Please Come To Boston
   Dave Loggins
Marathon
   Rush
Please Come To The Boston Marathon
Odie Garfield
29 Palms
   Robert Plant
The Trees
   Rush
The 29 Palm Trees
Sutch
There are additional Rush duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Crush
Cream combined with Rush
Could also go the other way, giving Ream, but that's not quite as interesting because it essentially drops one letter from the first band's name.
Submitted By: Bob
Sugar Rush
Sugar Ray combined with Rush
When it's over, Tom Sawyer is back in our hearts again.
Submitted By: carly_carlz
Brush
Bush combined with Rush
Submitted By: Raphael
Rusher
Rush combined with Usher
One who rushes, of course
Submitted By: Jeffrey

There are additional Rush Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Tom Sawyer"
Misheard Lyrics:
though his mind is not for rent by any god or government
Original Lyrics:
though his mind is not for rent don't put him down as arrogant
"2112: The Temples of Syrinx"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the gifts we like
Of anything I want
Original Lyrics:
All the gifts of life
Are held within our walls.
"Bastille Day"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lemony Cake!
Original Lyrics:
Let them eat cake
"Bastille Day"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's no bread. Lemony cake.
Original Lyrics:
There's no bread. Let them eat cake.
There are additional Rush misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Tom Sawyer"
Misheard Lyrics:
though his mind is not for rent by any god or government
Original Lyrics:
though his mind is not for rent don't put him down as arrogant

Story about this misheard lyric by: Brian Seabury

The lyrics I misheard aren't these precisely but I also thought that the word government was said after though his mind is not for rent to drive home the point about his mind not being for rent.

There are additional Rush misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Tom Sawyer"
Better Lyrics:
A modern day quarterback
Who beams with pride
Pat's Tom Brady
Cheats and lies
Original Lyrics:
A modern day warrior
Mean, mean stride
Today's Tom Sawyer
Mean, mean pride
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Fly By Night"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend
Why They're Repetitive:
It's one of Rush's shortest songs at just 3 minutes. The phrase in question in repeated so many times you wanna puke. You know that's the bassist over-singing because surely the songwriter wouldn't write it like that.
Submitted by: Rushfan2112
 

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Red Barchetta"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
My uncle has a country place
No one knows about
He says it used to be a farm
Before the Motor Law
Why They're Misrhymed:
Let's face it guys, there is no way to get 'about' to rhyme with 'law'... no matter how you pronounce either of them
Submitted by: Peregrine
"Passage To Bangkok"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Pulling in to Khatmandu
Smoke rings fill the ay-er
Perfumed by a Nepal night
The Express gets you they-er
Why They're Misrhymed:
The irony is, if they'd pronounced them properly, the words would've rhymed anyway.
Submitted by: hognoxious

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Free Will"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Blame is better to give then receive
Why They're Insulting:
The whole song is a pretty stiff wake-up call for religeous people, and this lyric sums it up pretty well. Real people don't blame anyone or any abstract concept for their own failings. You tell 'em!
Submitted by: Bergil
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Red Barchetta"
The Lyrics:
A brilliant red Barchetta
From a better vanished time
Product Brand Name:
Ferrari 166MM Barchetta
Submitted by: Jim Annison
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Stick It Out"
The Song Lyrics:
Heat of the moment, curse of the young
Spit out our anger, don't swallow your tongue
Song They Mention:
"Heat Of The Moment", the first hit by the band Asia.
Submitted by: The person who should stick with ONE alias please
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"The Big Money"
Opening Lines:
Big money goes around the world.
Comments:
Submitted by: Michael
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Head Long Flight" originally "Headlong Flight"
Submitted by: Sutch

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"The Trees"
The Lyrics:
The trouble with the maples
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light
Why:
The first line ("The trouble with the maples...") is a fragment.
Submitted by: DelawareX
"Entre Nous"
The Lyrics:
The spaces in between
Leave room
For you and I to grow
Why:
It should be "Leave room for you and me to grow".
Submitted by: DelawareX
There are additional Rush Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Steamy Row" originally "Tom Sawyer"
Submitted by: Calop
"Hat On Ram" originally "Marathon"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Not A Harm" originally "Marathon"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Torah Man" originally "Marathon"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"No Ham Tar" originally "Marathon"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

There are additional Rush Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"A Passage to Bangkok"
The Lyrics:
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
Why:
This is the second verse of the song. Lebanon and Afghanistan are countries in the Middle East. Katmandu is a city in Nepal and finally Nepal, a country in the Himalayas between China and India.
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
"A Passage to Bangkok"
The Lyrics:
We're on the train to Bangkok
Aboard the Thailand Express
Why:
This is the chorus and yields Bangkok (capital of Thailand) and Thailand itself (country in south east Asia formerly known as Siam)
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
There are additional Rush Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"2112 (Album)"
Was banned in some stores upon its original release, due to featuring a nude man on the cover. The nude man has, by this point in time, been removed from the CD version cover.
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"Red Barchetta"
The Lyrics:
A brilliant Red Barchetta
Why:
Bar-CHetta is an Italian word pronounced Bar-Ketta.
Submitted by: Dana
 

Super Long Pop Songs:

"La Villa Strangiato" Length: 9:37
Instrumental
Submitted by: Ethanator
"Xanadu" Length: 11:11
From their 1977 album "A Farewell to Kings", this song begins with an intro that lasts for 5 minutes. The whole song is about a man's quest for immortality; he achieves it, only to regret it 1,000 years later when he is "waiting for the world to end".
Submitted by: carly_carlz
"Natural Science" Length: 9:17
Yet another multi-part epic. The parts, in order, are "Tide Pools", "Hyperspace", and "Permanent Waves".
Submitted by: noskcaJ
"Working Man" Length: 7:12
While not intended as a single, it is the strongest song from Rush's first and self-titled album. The song and album received heavy airplay from DJ Donna Halper on WMMS-FM in Cleveland, an "album oriented radio" station, giving Rush some greatly needed exposure south of the border.
Submitted by: P Smith
"Hemispheres" Length: 19 minutes and 7 seconds
A great song and album. Rush is one of those bands I have always liked, I don't play them much, but when I do it is a good thing.
Submitted by: Wade Brock

There are additional Rush Super Long Pop Songs available.

Song Title Acrostics:

DEW: "Distant Early Warning"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"The Canna Log Id" originally "The Analog Kid"
Submitted by: Nell Allen
"A Care Fell To Wings" originally "A Farewell To Kings"
Submitted by: Marge Pegram
"The Pea Won" originally "The Weapon"
Submitted by: Sutch
"Nigh Fly Bite" originally "Fly By Night"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"Fled Long Height" originally "Headlong Flight"
Long height? Or high length?
Submitted by: Jessica Bielzebub

There are additional Rush Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Force Ten"
The Lyrics:
An air of joie de vivre
Why:
"joie de vivre" is French for joy of living.
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
"Entre Nous"
The Lyrics:
none, N/A
Why:
The song title is French for "between us", a phrase repeated in the chorus.
Submitted by: P Smith
There are additional Rush Foreign Language in English Songs available.

Song Lawsuits:

"La Villa.Strangiato"
Alex Lifeson unconsciously stole from Raymond Scott's song, "Powerhouse", likely because it burned into his memory from watching cartoons as a child. You can hear a sample of it here: http://www.raymondscott.com/powerhs.mp3 From the FAQ on the raymondscott.com website: Q: Did the rock band RUSH get sued and have to pay royalties for their unauthorized use of Raymond Scott's ''Powerhouse'' in their 1978 recording ''La Villa.Strangiato''? A: By the time Raymond Scott's publisher notified the band's management of the infringement, the statute of limitations had expired on the challenge. But Rush's management, out of deference to Mr. and Mrs. Scott (Raymond was still alive at that point), offered a one-time "penance" payment, feeling it was the ethical thing to do. All involved were happy with the resolution, and Rush has no further financial obligations. Under the settlement, they were not required to accord RS partial songwriting credit on the.piece.
Submitted by: P Smith

Lyrics Alliteration:

"Countdown"
The Lyrics:
This magic day when super-science
...
Venting vapours, like the breath
...
A humid, motionless mass
...
The crowds and the cameras
Why:
2x S "super science" / 2x V "venting vapors" / 2x M "motionless mass" / 2x C "crowds, cameras"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
There are additional Rush Lyrics Alliteration available.

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Sure originally "Rush"
Submitted by: Rocky

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Live Inside Humor"
I saw RUSH play this past September and they played a killer electric show. 1. One of the songs they played was the early 1980 hit "The Spirit of Radio", which has a reggae-like interlude where Geddy sings about "and the words of the prophets ..." and "echoes with the sounds...". During this reggae-ish part the overhead lights were shining red, yellow and green - colors associated with reggae music and culture. 2. the last song of the evening was a medley from their epic album / rock opus "2112". What year are we in now? How many years until 2112?
Submitted by: Toronto Strawberry
"Recording of "Witch Hunt" on a Fateful Day"
On the night the band recorded some sounds to be used for the beginning of the song "Witch Hunt". They gussied up and went outside the studio with a tape recorder and some whiskey to keep warm while out in the snowy Toronto nighttime chill. They made some wolfish howling noises and such for X amount of minutes and went back in. Later when they were mixing, distorting, looping and playing the sounds backwards a studio tech came to them and said for them to watch TV in another room. It was December 8, 1980. John Lennon of the Beatles had been shot and killed by a "deranged fan(atic)" in New York City.
Submitted by: Toronto Strawberry

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Cinderella Man"
Ron Howard's 2005 film with Russell Crowe
Submitted by: Sutch
"Vital Signs"
1986 U.S. TV film & 1990 film
Submitted by: Sutch
"Entre Nous"
Diane Kurys' 1983 film
Submitted by: Sutch
"Xanadu"
1980 camp classic
Submitted by: Sutch

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"The Twilight Zone"
The Lyrics:
You have entered the Twilight Zone
Beyond this world strange things are known
Use the key, unlock the door
Why:
The Twilight Zone (TV series). Note the full lyrics to the song reference two episodes of the show, "Will the Real Martial Please Stand Up?" and "Stopover in a Quiet Town"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
 

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