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by Rush

Album: Grace Under Pressure (1984)
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  • Suddenly, you were gone
    From all the lives you left your mark upon

    I remember
    How we talked and drank into the misty dawn
    I hear the voices

    We ran by the water on the wet summer lawn
    I see the footprints
    I remember

    I feel the way you would
    I feel the way you would
    I feel, I feel the way you would

    Tried to believe but you know it's no good
    This is something that just can't be understood

    I remember
    The shouts of joy, skiing fast through the woods
    I hear the echoes

    I learned your love for life
    I feel the way that you would
    I feel your presence
    I remember

    I feel the way you would
    I feel the way you would
    I feel, I feel the way you would
    This just can't be understood

    I tried to believe but you know it's no good
    This is something that just can't be understood

    I remember

    I feel the way you would
    I feel the way you would
    I feel, I feel the way you would
    This just can't be understood, no Writer/s: Alex Zivojinovich, Gary Lee Weinrib, Neil Elwood Peart
    Publisher: OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Jimmy from Belfast, United KingdomThe opening line says it all...'Suddenly you were gone' no fancy intros, no messing about, no frills of a build up in lyric.....it's wham! just as so often happens in life itself.
  • Rufus from Wheeling, WvMy favorite from the GUP release.

    "suddenly you were gone, from all the lives you left your mark upon. . ."
  • Derek from Columbus, OhIn one of his books (Roadshow, maybe...?) I think Neil said Robbie was killed in a motorcycle accident.
  • Trevor from Santa Barbara, CaAn incredible song, with possibly the most epic drum fill and guitar squeal in Rush or rock history.
  • Jaakko from Pudasjärvi, FinlandThe solo is just... I feel like I would be in a different world every time I hear it.
  • John from Asheville, NcOne of my favorites from Grace...top 3 anyhow.
  • Todd from Poynette, WiI have read that Robbie was killed in a car accident. This song is a great tribute to Neil's dear friend who lost his life in his prime.
  • Ben from Chelsea, MeThis is my favorite song off "Grace Under Pressure." I wonder how he was killed.
  • Jordan from Port Hope, CanadaBeautiful solo by Alex on this song. Great song both musically and lyrically.
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