Vital Signs

Rush Buy

About Vital Signs

"Vital Signs" is a song by progressive rock trio Rush from their album Moving Pictures. The lyrics of the song are about individuality and the pressures of conforming. The song is heavily influenced by reggae (in the guitar riff) as well as progressive electronica (in its use of sequencers) and the music of The Police. These influences would carry on into their next three studio albums: Signals, Grace Under Pressure, and Power Windows. The song was released as a single in the U. K. peaking at No 41. Also, a live version of "Vital Signs" appeared as the B-side to Rush's "New World Man" single in 1982 (Mercury #76179, US edition). It has appeared in Rush's set lists as recently as the 2010-2011 Time Machine Tour (documented on Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland), during which Moving Pictures was played in its entirety. It is also noted for being played during the encore of the Grace Under Pressure Tour (documented on the Grace Under Pressure Tour Live album and video). 


Year:
2014
65 Views
Playlists:
#2

 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!

Unstable condition
A symptom of life
In mental and environmental change 

Atmospheric disturbance
The feverish flux
Of human interface
And interchange 

The impulse is pure
Sometimes our circuits get shorted
By external interference

Signals get crossed
And the balance distorted 
By internal incoherence 

A tired mind become a shape-shifter
Everybody need a mood lifter
Everybody need reverse polarity 

Everybody got mixed feelings
About the function and the form
Everybody got to deviate
From the norm 

An ounce of perception
A pound of obscure
Process information
At half-speed 

Pause
Rewind, replay
Warm memory chip
Random sample
Hold the one you need 

Leave out the fiction
The fact is
This friction
Will only be worn by persistence 

Leave out conditions
Courageous convictions
Will drag the dream into existence 

A tired mind become a shape-shifter
Everybody need a soft filter
Everybody need reverse polarity 

Everybody got mixed feelings
About the function and the form
Everybody got to elevate
From the norm

Everybody got mixed feelings
Everybody got mixed feelings
Everybody got to deviate from the norm
Everybody got to deviate from the norm
Everybody got to elevate from the norm
Everybody got to elevate from the norm
Everybody got to elevate from the norm
Everybody got to elevate from the norm
Everybody got to escalate from the norm
Everybody got to elevate
Everybody got to elevate from the norm
Everybody got to deviate from the norm

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer


Rush

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 membership went through a number of re-configurations between 1968 and 1974, achieving their iconic lineup when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group's first United States tour. Rutsey's departure stemmed primarily from health concerns regarding his diabetes. In 2015 the band played their final show due to Peart's declining health. more »

FAVORITE (10 fans)


Genre:

Written by: Neil Elwood Peart, Gary Lee Weinrib, Alex Zivojinovich

Lyrics © OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Vital Signs Lyrics with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Vital Signs Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 21 Oct. 2020. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/32365228/Rush>.

    Missing lyrics by Rush?

    Know any other songs by Rush? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video

    Vital Signs

    1.8M
    10,995     320

    more tracks from the album

    R40

    R40

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Don't miss Rush's

    Upcoming Events

    »
    Rush tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!

    Movies in which is played

    Vital Signs

    »