If the future’s looking dark
We’re the ones who have to shine
If there’s no one in control
We’re the ones who draw the line
Though we live in trying times
We’re the ones who have to try
Though we know that time has wings
We’re the ones who have to fly…
It’s all Rush all the time at the moment. The boi child and I are seeing the Clockwork Angels tour later this month so it has to be, right? This song perfectly captures the spirit of freewill, the clarion call of personal responsibility and the humanity that has always informed his world view … And through him, mine …
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.