Prime Mover
by Rush

Album: Hold Your Fire (1987)
Charted: 43
  • Basic elemental
    Instinct to survive
    Stirs the higher passions
    Thrill to be alive

    Alternating currents
    In a tidewater surge
    Rational resistance
    To an unwise urge
    Anything can happen

    From the point of conception
    To the moment of truth
    At the point of surrender
    To the burden of proof

    From the point of ignition
    To the final drive
    The point of the journey
    Is not to arrive
    Anything can happen

    Basic temperamental
    Filters on our eyes
    Alter our perceptions
    Lenses polarize

    Alternating currents
    Force a show of hands
    Rational responses
    Force a change of plans
    Anything can happen

    From a point on the compass
    To magnetic north
    The point of the needle
    Moving back and forth

    From the point of entry
    Until the candle is burned
    The point of departure
    Is not to return
    Anything can happen

    I set the wheels in motion
    Turn up all the machines
    Activate the programs
    And run behind the scene

    I set the clouds in motion
    Turn up light and sound
    Activate the window
    And watch the world go round

    Anything can happen Writer/s: ALEX ZIVOJINOVICH, GARY LEE WEINRIB, NEIL ELWOOD PEART
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Andrew Mccann from Austin, TxGreat comments...
    And then the reference to Hemingway (always present in their lyrics): "From the point of conception / to the moment of truth."

    I pair this with New World Man to get myself looking forward and to the possibilities...
  • Patrick from Bedford, TxBased on what I've heard so far (the song Anthem and the songs before this on this album) this band would be amazing if they didn't try to have words or keyboards in their music. The bass in this song messes with my head.
  • Pauljb from Warwick, RiGreat emotion in this song - when I need a little inspiration just give it a listen. It motivates that you have take that first step for change to happen and set it in motion!
  • Dave from Plympton, MaI love how Neil uses different definitions of the word 'point' in this song.
    "From the point of ignition": a specific moment in time.
    "The point of the journey": a goal.
    "A point on a compass": a direction.
    "The point of the needle" an arrow.
  • John from Asheville, NcLove the bass groove afoot here. Really love the energy and melody...especially in the chorus.
  • Tom from Highland, NyI have to agree with Mike - A beautifully crafted song. It builds very nicely, has lots of energy. The bridge is very smooth and a I love the way it explodes at the end with a superb fade out. Probably my favorite on this album.
  • Mike from Indianapolis, InI love the emotion in this song! Man it is a great one.

    Anything can happen!
    The point of surrender.
    Anything can happen.
    The point of the journey.
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