Grace Under Pressure

April 1984 . 10th Studio Recording

Signals 1982 Power Windows 1985

The Body Electric Lyrics

Available on Grace Under Pressure

Music: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Lyrics: Neil Peart

One humanoid escapee
One android on the run
Seeking freedom beneath
A lonely desert sun

Trying to change its program
Trying to change the mode —
Crack the code
Images conflicting
Into data overload

In distress

Memory banks unloading
Bytes break into bits
Unit one’s in trouble
And it’s scared out of its wits

Guidance systems break down
A struggle to exist —
To resist
A pulse of dying power
In a clenching plastic fist…

It replays each of the days
A hundred years of routines
Bows its head and prays
To the mother of all machines…