The Stars Look Down
by Rush

Album: Vapor Trails (2002)
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  • Like the fly on the wheel who says
    'What a lot of dust we're raising'
    Are you under the illusion
    That you're part of this scheme?
    Seems like a lifetime ago
    You could look with pride
    On your world of dreams
    What is the meaning of this?
    And the stars look down
    What are you trying to do?
    And the stars look down
    Was it something I said
    And the stars look down
    Like the rat in a maze who says
    'Watch me choose my own direction'
    Are you under the illusion
    The path is winding your way?
    Are you surprised by confusion
    When it leads you astray?
    Have you lived a lifetime today...
    Or do you feel like you just got carried away?
    What is the meaning of this?
    And the stars look down
    What are you trying to do?
    And the stars look down
    Was it something I said?
    And the stars look down
    Something you'd like me to do?
    And the stars look down Writer/s: Alex Zivojinovich, Geddy Lee Weinrib, Neil Elwood Peart
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Comments: 4

  • Chris C from VaAnother reason Neil doesn’t believe in god.
  • Chris from Swoyersville, PaThe fact that the universe is not directed by anyone is the explicit definition of "uncaring".
  • Ben from Henrietta, TxI think he means "uncaring universe" in the sense that, in the absence of a director, there is no higher entity that cares or creates care throughout the universe.
  • Duane from Seattle, MiNeil: How can a universe be uncaring when it's not directed by anyone, as you affirm?
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