Grand Designs
by Rush

Album: Power Windows (1985)
  • A to be
    Different degrees

    So much style without substance
    So much stuff without style
    It's hard to recognize the real thing
    It comes along once in a while

    Like a rare and precious metal
    Beneath a ton of rock
    It takes some time and trouble
    To separate from the stock
    You sometimes have to listen to
    A lot of useless talk

    Shapes and forms
    Against the norms
    Against the run of the mill
    Swimming against the stream
    Life in two dimensions
    Is a mass production scheme

    So much poison in power
    The principles get left out
    So much mind on the matter
    The spirit gets forgotten about
    Like a righteous inspiration
    Overlooked in haste
    Like a teardrop in the Ocean
    A diamond in the waste
    Some world-views are spacious
    And some are merely spaced

    Against the run of the mill
    Static as it seems
    We break the surface tension
    With our wild kinetic dreams
    Curves and lines
    Of grand designsWriter/s: NEIL ELWOOD PEART, GARY LEE WEINRIB, ALEX ZIVOJINOVICH
    Publisher: OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments: 2

  • Skot from Hobart, WiGreat Album and Song. This really, to me, seems to have a lot of connection to Ayn Rand again- seems like its right out of the Fountainhead.
  • John from Asheville, NcUnderrated song on this album. Love the "against the run of the mill" portion, melodically.
see more comments

P.F. SloanSongwriter Interviews

P.F. was a teenager writing hits and playing on tracks for Jan & Dean when he wrote a #1 hit that got him blackballed.

Adam Young of Owl CitySongwriter Interviews

Is Owl City on a quest for another hit like "Fireflies?" Adam answers that question and explains the influences behind many others.

Martin PageSongwriter Interviews

With Bernie Taupin, Martin co-wrote the #1 hits "We Built This City" and "These Dreams." After writing the Pretty Woman song for Go West, he had his own hit with "In the House of Stone and Light."

Song Titles That Inspired MoviesSong Writing

Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies.

Matthew Wilder - "Break My Stride"They're Playing My Song

Wilder's hit "Break My Stride" had an unlikely inspiration: a famous record mogul who rejected it.

WeezerFact or Fiction

Did Rivers Cuomo grow up on a commune? Why did they name their albums after colors? See how well you know your Weezer in this Fact or Fiction.