Everyday Glory
by Rush

Album: Counterparts (1993)
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  • In the house where nobody laughs
    And nobody sleeps
    In the house where love lies dying
    And the shadows creep
    A little girl hides shaking
    With her hands on her ears
    Pushing back the tears
    'Til the pain disappears

    Mama says some ugly words
    Daddy pounds the wall
    They can fight about their little girl later
    Right now they don't care at all

    No matter what they say
    No matter what they say
    No matter what they say
    No matter what they say

    Everyday people
    Everyday shame
    Everyday promise shot down in flames
    Everyday sunrise
    Another everyday story
    Rise from the ashes and blaze
    Of everyday glory

    Rise from the ashes and blaze
    Of everyday glory

    In the city where nobody smiles
    And nobody dreams
    In the city where desperation
    Drives the bored to extremes
    Just one spark of decency
    Against a starless night
    One glow of hope and dignity
    A child can follow the light

    No matter what they say
    No matter what they say
    No matter what they say
    No matter what they say

    Everyday people
    Everyday shame
    Everyday promise shot down in flames
    Everyday sunrise
    Another everyday story
    Rise from the ashes and blaze
    Of everyday glory

    Rise from the ashes and blaze
    Of everyday glory

    If the future's looking dark
    We're the ones who have to shine
    If there's no one in control
    We're the ones who draw the line
    Though we live in trying times
    We're the ones who have to try
    Though we know that time has wings
    We're the ones who have to fly

    No matter what they say
    No matter what they say
    No matter what they say (rise from the ashes)
    No matter what they say (in the blaze of every day glory) Writer/s: Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Neil Elwood Peart
    Publisher: OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Louis from Glendale, AzThe song talks of what a child sees in the corruption of today's world.
  • John from Asheville, NcI love the chorus here, especially...and the lyrics are strong throughout, as I think they are on all of Counterparts. Wonderful album closer.
  • Louis from Phoenix, AzLike any song we would see at the end of an album, Rush seems to always make those well-made, yet emotional ending songs.
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesPre-empted the aggressive guitar-based rock sound that was still lying a year or two over the horizon... The "Counterparts" album had a really wild, fresh, spirited feel about it, but in fact many of the songs on it were downward-looking...
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