Cut To The Chase
by Rush

Album: Counterparts (1993)
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  • It is the fire that lights itself
    But it burns with a restless flame
    The arrow on a moving target
    The archer must be sure of his aim

    It is the engine that drives itself
    But it chooses the uphill climb
    A bearing on magnetic north
    Growing farther away all the time

    Can't stop moving
    Can't stop moving
    Can't stop

    You may be right
    It's all a waste of time
    I guess that's just a chance I'm prepared to take
    A danger I'm prepared to face
    Cut to the chase

    Just a danger I'm prepared to face
    Cut to the chase

    It is the rocket that ignites itself
    And launches its way to the stars
    A driver on a busy freeway
    Racing the oblivious cars

    It's the motor of the western world
    Spinning off to every extreme
    Pure as a lover's desire
    Evil as a murderer's dream

    Can't stop moving
    Can't stop moving
    Can't stop

    You may be right
    It's all a waste of time
    I guess that's just a chance I'm prepared to take
    A danger I'm prepared to face
    Cut to the chase

    Just a danger I'm prepared to face
    Cut to the chase

    Young enough not to care too much
    About the way things used to be
    I'm young enough to remember the future
    The past has no claim on me

    I'm old enough not to care too much
    About what you think of me
    But I'm young enough to remember the future
    The way things ought to be

    Cut
    Cut
    Cut

    Cut to the chase
    You may be right
    It's all a waste of time
    I guess that's just a chance I'm prepared to take
    A danger I'm prepared to face
    Cut to the chase
    What kind of difference can one person make?
    Cut to the chase

    You may be right
    It's all a waste of time
    I guess that's just a chance I'm prepared to take
    A danger I'm prepared to face
    Cut to the chase
    What kind of difference can one person make?
    Cut to the chase Writer/s: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Elwood Peart
    Publisher: OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
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Comments: 5

  • Duane from Seattle, MiThis is Alex's last metal-god shred solo. Absolutely amazing.
  • John from Asheville, NcFine song from Counterparts. Lots of energy here. Nice to hear an album with heavy guitars back in the forefront.
  • Adrian from Monterrey, MexicoIn this song you can find Alex Lifeson's influention on John Petrucci's solo style (guitarist from Dream Theater)
  • John from Overland Park, KsJesse's absolutely right. This song and "The Camera Eye" were two Rush songs that I always thought were contenders for the list of "Most Frequently Listened To Songs Just Before Being Pulled Over For Speeding."
  • Jesse from L.a., CaWhen you're in the car at night, driving on the freeway- this is the song to play. "Can't stop movin'..."
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