Available Light
by Rush

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  • The restless wind
    Has seen all things
    In every kind of light
    Rising with the full moon
    To go howling through the night

    The sleepless wind
    Has heard all things
    Between the sea and sky
    In the canyons of the city
    You can hear the buildings cry

    Oh, the wind can carry
    All the voices of the sea
    Oh, the wind can carry
    All the echoes home to me

    Oh, the wind can carry
    All the voices of the sea
    Oh, the wind can carry
    All the echoes home to me

    Run with wind and weather
    To the music of the sea
    All four winds together
    Can't bring the world to me
    Chase the wind around the world
    I want to look at life
    In the available light

    Play of light
    A photograph
    The way I used to be
    Some half-forgotten stranger
    Doesn't mean that much to me

    Trick of light
    Moving picture
    Moments caught in flight
    Make the shadows darker
    Or the colors shine too bright

    Oh, the light can carry
    All the visions of the sea
    Oh, the light can carry
    All the images to me

    Run to light from shadow
    Sun gives me no rest
    Promise offered in the east
    Broken in the west
    Chase the sun around the world
    I want to look at life
    In the available light

    Oh, the wind can carry
    All the voices of the sea
    Oh, the wind can carry
    All the echoes home to me

    All four winds together
    Can't bring the world to me
    Shadows hide the play of light
    So much I want to see
    Chase the light around the world
    I want to look at life
    In the available light

    I'll go with the wind
    Oh, the wind can carry
    In the available light
    I'll stand in the light

    Oh, the wind can carry
    In the available light
    I'll go with the wind

    Oh, the wind can carry
    In the available light
    I'll stand in the light

    Oh, the wind can carry
    In the available light
    I'll go with the wind Writer/s: Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart
    Publisher: OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Lennon from Plainview, NyOne of Rush's greatest and one of my favorites ever!
  • John from Asheville, NcNow here's an overlooked song. Great verse melody by Geddy and some really wonderful blues fills underneath by Alex. The song has a very strong chorus as well. That more people don't know or appreciate this tune is a real shame. The lyrics are marvelous too, as Joe Public points out some very cool lines below.
  • Joe Public from Anytown, AlThis is one of my favorite songs ever, and one of Rush's most ignored. Everything that we don't experience at this present time is just a memory, a sound byte, a picture, an image, and it is so old and bygone when it is still and far away. "Play of light / A photograph / The way I used to be / Some half forgotten stranger / Doesn't mean that much to me." There also seems to be an allusion to us being unable to know the entirety of something when we haven't experienced it firsthand; the media coverage isn't enough for us to be there. "All four winds together / Can't bring the world to me."
  • Jesse from L.a., CaThis song is very fun to listen to because the lyrics and the music go perfectly.
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