Inspiration

in #music17 days ago

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I came across this during a walk yesterday. A rare shoutout to a band that has consistently inspired me since high school. For me, it’s often Rush and the lyrics of Neil Peart (RIP). I don’t listen to them as much as I used to, but whenever I revisit their music I’m reminded why I enjoy exploring their work. Beyond the music are lyrics that propels my imagination and energizes my writing. One such song - That is Tear appropriate - is...

Freeze
(PART IV OF “FEAR”)

The city crouches, steaming
In the early morning half-light
The sun is still a rumor
And the night is still a threat
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Slipping through the dark streets
And the echoes and the shadows
Something stirs behind me
And my palms begin to sweat
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Sometimes I freeze – until the light comes
Sometimes I fly – into the night
Sometimes I fight – against the darkness
Sometimes I’m wrong – sometimes I’m right
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Coiled for the spring
Or caught like a creature in the headlights
Into a desperate panic
Or a tempest of blind fury
Like a cornered beast
Or a conquering hero
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The menace threatens, closing
And I’m frozen in the shadows
I’m not prepared to run away
And I’m not prepared to fight
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I can’t stand to reason
Or surrender to a reflex
I will trust my instincts
Or surrender to my fright
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Sometimes we freeze – until the light comes
Sometimes we’re wrong – and sometimes we’re right
Sometimes we fight – against the darkness
Sometimes we fly – into the night
—-
Blood running cold
Mind going down into a dark night
Of a desperate panic
Or a tempest of blind fury
Like a cornered beast
Or a conquering hero
—-
Sometimes I freeze
Sometimes I fight
Sometimes I fly
Into the night


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