Do you want to be an angel Do you want to be a star Do you want to play some magic on my guitar? Do you want to be a poet Do you want to be my string? You could be anything Do you want to be the lover of another undercover? You could even be the man on the moon
Do you want to be the player Do you want to be the string? Let me just tell you something It just don`t mean a thing You see it really doesn't matter When you`re buried in disguise By the dark glass on your eyes Though your flesh has crystallized Still you turn me on
Do you want to be the pillow where I lay my head Do you want to be the feathers lying in my bed? Do you want to be a color cover magazine Create a scene Every day a little sadder A little madder? Someone get me a ladder
Do you want to be the singer Do you want to be the song? Let me tell you something You just couldn't be more wrong You see, I really have to tell you That it all gets so intense From my experience It just doesn't seem to make sense Still you turn me on
Raymo from NyAs I have sung this many times. The lyrics are basically what it's like to be a rockstar. That's why he said in the interview he loves playing live. Every lyrics has an opposite meaning. Example do you want to be the player or do you want to be my string. So you can go either way Rockstar or fan.
Slcsf from UsaThe live version recorded at Royal Albert Hall in 1992 is brilliant. RIP Greg and Keith.
Luis from Madrid, SpainNeil Peart once told a story about how he was riding a limo with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, on their way to playing a Rush show, and this song came up on the radio. At that moment, he felt that they had finally made it as a rock band. (Source: Rush Visions: The Official Biography, by Bill Banasiewicz)
Zabadak from London, EnglandBeautiful track from the Brain Salad Surgery album.
In Gary Numan's "Cars," the message is that cars lead to a mechanical society devoid of personal interaction. This didn't stop automakers from using it in commercials. Both Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads.