Ceiling Unlimited
by Rush

Album: Vapor Trails (2002)
  • It's not the heat
    It's the inhumanity
    Plugged into the sweat of a summer street
    Machine gun images pass
    Like malice through a looking glass

    The slackjaw gaze of true profanity
    Feels more like surrender than defeat
    If culture is the curse of the thinking class
    If culture is the curse of the thinking class

    Ceiling unlimited
    World so wide
    Turn and turn again, turn again

    Feeling unlimited
    Still unsatisfied
    Changes never end, never end

    The vacant smile of true insanity
    Dressed up in the mask of Tragedy
    Programmed for the guts and glands
    Of idle minds and idle hands

    I rest my case or at least my vanity
    Dressed up in the mask of comedy
    If laughter is a straw for a drowning man
    If laughter is a straw for a drowning man

    Ceiling unlimited
    Windows open wide
    Look and look again, look again

    Feeling unlimited
    Eyes on the prize
    Changes never end, never end

    Winding like an ancient river
    The time is now again

    Winding like an ancient river
    The time is now again, the time is now again
    The time is now again

    The time is now again, the time is now again
    The time is now again,
    The time is now again

    The time is now again

    Ceiling unlimited
    World so wide
    Turn and turn again, turn again

    Feeling unlimited
    Still unsatisfied
    Changes never end, never end

    Changes never end, never end
    Winding like an endless river
    The time is now again

    Winding like an ancient river
    The time is now again

    Hope is like an endless river
    The time is now again, the time is now again, the time is now again Writer/s: Alex Zivojinovich, Gary Lee Weinrib, Neil Elwood Peart
    Publisher: OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Jaakko from Pudasjärvi, FinlandThe intro of this song is something incredible. It's so incredible I registered just to get to say this.
  • John from Asheville, NcI agree...love the lyrics here. Were it not for the mud production of this album, this song would shine even more. But I really don't knock it much for the mix/master. Still a great tune.
  • Jesse from L.a., CaThis is one of my favorites off of Vapor Trails. The lyrics are fantastic... Like every other Rush song, LOL!!!
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