Originally Posted by rendezvous_drummer
Also the lyrics... i heard that peart writes the lyrics for most songs, dont know if that's totally true or not, but the lyrcis just don't make any sense to me. Look at "spirit of the radio" for example when geddy sings "echo of the sound of salesmen"..............what the hell does that mean? .
It's a take-off on the song "The Sounds of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel
Sound of Silence final verse goes: "And the words of the prophets were written on the subway halls, tenement halls echo with the Sound of Silence."
Spirit of Radio" And the words of the profits were written on the studio walls , concert halls echo with the sound of salesman."
Makes a little more sense now, huh? Especially when you read the rest of the song's lyrics about the true "spirit of radio".
BTW, I know this post was a few months ago but I didn't see the answer anywhere.