Grace Under Pressure

April 1984 . 10th Studio Recording

Signals 1982 Power Windows 1985

Between the Wheels Lyrics

Available on Grace Under Pressure

Music: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Lyrics: Neil Peart

To live between a rock
And a hard place
In between time —
Cruising in prime time —
Soaking up the cathode rays

To live between the wars
In our time —
Living in real time —
Holding the good time —
Holding on to yesterdays…

You know how that rabbit feels
Going under your speeding wheels
Bright images flashing by
Like windshields towards a fly
Frozen in the fatal climb —
But the wheels of time —
Just pass you by…

Wheels can take you around
Wheels can cut you down

We can go from boom to bust
From dreams to a bowl of dust
We can fall from rockets’ red glare
Down to “Brother can you spare –”
Another war — another waste land —
And another lost generation…

It slips between your hands
Like water
This living in real time
A dizzying lifetime
Reeling by on celluloid

Struck between the eyes
By the big-time world
Walking uneasy streets —
Hiding beneath the sheets —
Got to try and fill the void…