Limelight

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Rush is a Canadian rock band formed in August 1968, in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The band is composed of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist and backing vocalist Alex Lifeson, and drummer, percussionist and lyricist Neil Peart. The band and its membe… more »

Living on a lighted stage
 Approaches the unreal 
For those who think and feel
In touch with some reality  Beyond the gilded cage

Cast in this unlikely role
Ill-equipped to act
With insufficient tact
One must put up barriers 
To keep oneself intact

 Living in the limelight 
The universal dream
For those who wish to seem
 Those who wish to be
Must put aside the alienation 
Get on with the fascination 
The real relation 
The underlying theme

 Living in a fish eye lens
 Caught in the camera eye
I have no heart to lie
I can't pretend a stranger 
Is a long-awaited friend 

All the world's indeed a stage 
And we are merely players
 Performers and portrayers 
Each another's audience  Outside the gilded cage

 Living in the limelight 
The universal dream
For those who wish to seem
 Those who wish to be
Must put aside the alienation 
Get on with the fascination 
The real relation 
The underlying theme

 Living in the limelight 
The universal dream
For those who wish to seem
 Those who wish to be
Must put aside the alienation 
Get on with the fascination 
The real relation 
The underlying theme
The real relation 
The underlying theme

Written by: NEIL ELWOOD PEART, GARY LEE WEINRIB, ALEX ZIVOJINOVICH

Lyrics © OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP

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Limelight