Heresy
by Rush

Album: Roll The Bones (1991)
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  • All around that dull gray world
    From Moscow to Berlin
    People storm the barricades
    Walls go tumbling in

    The counter-revolution
    People smiling through their tears
    Who can give them back their lives
    And all those wasted years?
    All those wasted years
    All those precious wasted years
    Who will pay?

    All around that dull gray world
    Of ideology
    People storm the marketplace
    And buy up fantasy

    The counter-revolution
    At the counter of a store
    People buy the things they want
    And borrow for a little more
    All those wasted years
    All those precious wasted years
    Who will pay?

    Do we have to be forgiving at last?
    What else can we do?
    Do we have to say goodbye to the past?
    Yes, I guess we do

    Do we have to be forgiving at last?
    What else can we do?
    Do we have to say goodbye to the past?
    Yes, I guess we do

    All around this great big world
    All the crap we had to take
    Bombs and basement fallout shelters
    All our lives at stake

    The bloody revolution
    All the warheads in its wake
    All the fear and suffering
    All a big mistake
    All those wasted years
    All those precious wasted years
    Who will pay?

    Do we have to be forgiving at last?
    What else can we do?
    What else can we do?
    Do we have to say goodbye to the past?
    Yes, I guess we do
    Yes, I guess we do

    All those precious wasted years
    Who will pay?
    All those wasted years
    All those precious wasted years
    Who will pay?
    All those wasted years
    All those precious wasted years
    Who will pay?

    All those precious wasted years
    All those precious wasted years
    All those precious wasted years
    All those precious wasted years Writer/s: Alex Zivojinovich, Gary Lee Weinrib, Neil Elwood Peart
    Publisher: OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • John from Asheville, NcAnother forgotten fine piece of work from an only average album. This song...Ghost Of A Chance...two gems from Roll The Bones. "All those precious wasted year....who will pay?"...into the dual vocal second verse. My ear likey!
  • John from Overland Park, KsI grew up with the cold war... although I didn't get to see the "Duck and Cover" cartoon, we did go through "disaster drills" at school along with fire drills and tornado drills. My seventh-grade Life Science class had a section on first aid, as well as a description about what one might face with a nuclear attack (blast, heat, initial radiation, and "residual radiation" - a polite term for fallout). I learned how to find the capacity for a fallout shelter on the sign. As a result, the anger at the end of the song ("... All the crap we had to take / Bombs and basement fallout shelters / All a big mistake") was something I and others could share.
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