Something For Nothing
by Rush

Songfacts®:

  • According to Rush drummer Neil Peart's book Traveling Music, in the mid-'70s the band was driving to a show in downtown Los Angeles, at the Shrine Auditorium, and Neil noticed some graffiti splattered across the wall: "Freedom isn't for free," and this was adapted for this song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Darkside of the Moon
  • This song explores the ideas of freedom and free will - common themes in Peart's lyrics.

Comments: 3

  • Layton from Paris, TxWhen I first heard this song I was begging for more. I got hooked on Rush for a long time and they are still one of my favorite bands. This is one of the most underrated Rush songs of all time, no doubt. Great lyrics, great drum, amazing guitar, and Geddy Lee tears up the mic in this. Alex Lifeson shreds in the fade-out solo. And don't even get me started on Neil Peart...simply amazing.
  • Scott from Windsor, CanadaThis is one of Rush's best songs and arguably the best on the 2112 album.
  • Peter from Newark, NyThis is one of the most rocking songs that Rush has, it should have gotten radio play. Its about 200 times better than Big Money!
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