We Hold On
by Rush

Album: Snakes & Arrows (2007)

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  • In Neil Peart's essay The Game of Snakes and Arrows, he explains that the line "measured out in coffee breaks" is a reference to the poet T.S Eliot. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Matthew Daubert - Mequon, WI

Comments: 3

  • Marley from Concepcion, ChileI don't think it's so much about religion as it is about how we hold on to the routines and rituals in our lives, and are afraid of letting go of that and jumping into an unknown, uncertain future. We're afraid of change, and we hold on to our poor, petty lives instead of risking that stability to try and get some adventure, some excitement out of life. "How many times do we (...) Long to slam the front door Drive away into the setting sun". This to me speaks of wishing to live a life of daring and adventure, but not doing so out of fear. This can also, of course, be stretched to religion: we hold on to the easy answers given by the Bible or any other religion, and don't dare actually trying to explain or solve things for ourselves
  • John from Eagan, MnOne of my favorite RUSH songs. I can't believe how they continue to improve with age. Snakes & Arrows is their best studio album to date.
  • David from Port Hawkesbury, CanadaPurely about the religious beliefs of the west and parts of the east, how they've been battered and destroyed beyond reasonable belief by science and logic, yet people still believe. Sad, really.
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