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November 30, -0001 in Toronto
Canadian rock trio
Rush is a Canadian rock band formed in August 1968 in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The band is composed of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist and backing vocalist Alex Lifeson, and drummer, percussionist, and lyricist Neil Peart. The band and its membership went through several re-configurations between 1968 and 1974, achieving their current form when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group's first United States tour.
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I can see that this odd man that is introduced in the first line is indeed a drug dealer.. It could be anyone that offers majestic experiences (Ok, it could be an agent for that matter!) a person who promises the earth and the sky.... However I shall stick with my first opinion, that is about buying drugs :)
So many decades before Rush released a song about the basic mechanisms of society pleading that you ought to expend time and efford in other to claim something of value in return, that all can't be provided to you without any cost... So many artists still making songs about that after all these years the lessons wasn't learned....
"I told you so" in a slightly more intellectual way. It goes a little deeper, it's the connection, the network behind your past experiences and your way of decision making, with having someone close to you waving his finger in your face when you make fatal mistakes..
Rush December 16, 2016