I find no absolution, in my rational point of view.
Maybe some things are instinctive, but there’s one thing you could do.
You could try to understand me, I could try to understand you …
Neal Peart, drummer and lyricist for Rush, is the professor on the drum kit. An astonishing drummer. But his lyrics are the thing that are truly transcendent For decades he has been moulding my thinking with his rational point of view …
As anyone who knows me already knows, I’m constantly pinging lyrics. Sometimes all it takes is a single word in a conversation, sometimes it’s conversational cadence and, most often, it’s emotional sub-text that drags up some or other lyrical monster from the depths of my psyche and my soul.
These are not my words, but they are the words that inspire me, by the writers who have made me the writer I am and, at least to some extent, the man I am today.