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Album cover parody of Signals (Remastered) by Rush (1997-06-03) by Rush
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We can walk our road together
If our goals are all the same
We can run alone and free
If we pursue a different aim
Let the truth of love, be lighted
Let the love of truth shine clear
Armed with sense and liberty
With the heart and mind united
In a single, perfect, sphere
- The Sphere - from the album Hemispheres)

Submitted by: Black and Silver


The label is putting out a new 3 cd Rush album. 200 minutes of music. They just have to figure out which song it will be.
Submitted by: Nor4d
Neil Peart walks into a bar. Ba dum bada tss tss dum ba dum tatt tatt
Submitted by: Michael M
There are additional Rush music jokes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • You've all got it wrong!! The star on the "2112" Album, is actually the star of David (Biblical, not Satanic) Submitted by: Zanthanee
  • I heard it was from the Hebrew word for 'noise' which is pronounced 'raash' (long 'a' there). Submitted by: Menotno

Stupid Band Names:

  • When you rush things, they end result is normally less than desired. If they just slowed down and took their time.... Submitted by: Rychendroll

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Rebels Under Satan's Help. Submitted by: Sympathy For Rock-n-Roll

Known informally as: Sonic Adrenaline. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Marathon"From first to last
The peak is never passed - RevengeFromMars YouTube
"Manhattan Project"The big bang took and shook the world
Shot down the rising sun - RevengeFromMars YouTube
"The Body Electric"1 0 0 1 0 0 1
SOS - RevengeFromMars YouTube
"Red Sector A"I hear the sound of gunfire at the prison gate
Are the liberators here?
Do I hope or do I fear? - RevengeFromMars YouTube
"The Analog Kid"You move me - RevengeFromMars YouTube

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Take Your TimeIt's not good to rush through anything.John
HurryAnother way of going fast.Travis
Rush to the Geritol AisleThe lead-singer/bassist looks like he could be Robin Williams' grandmother!Absolute Smith

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"New Squirrel Man""New World Man"Deedee
"The Spirit Of Rodeo""The Spirit Of Radio"D. Melody Dole, MD
"The Spit Of Radio""The Spirit Of Radio"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Farther From The Gallbladder""Closer To The Heart"Regina Haniger
"Farther From The Liver""Closer To The Heart"Regina Haniger

There are additional Rush new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"The Spirit of Radio,"Radio doesn't have a spiritKerry
"The Spirit Of Radio,"A radio does not have a ghost.John Gumm
"The Color Of Right,"'Right' has no color.Yvette Bristle
"Permanent Waves,"No wave is permanent.Yvette Bristle
"The Necromancer,"Necromancers are entirely fictional beings.GlamRockNinjaLord

There are additional Rush literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"The Race," Yello"Marathon," Rush
"What Time Is Love?," KLF"2112," Rush
"The Book of Love," The Monotones"Tom Sawyer," Rush
"9 To 5," Dolly Parton"Working Man," Rush
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Alien Sore" originally "Alien Shore"
"New Word Man" originally "New World Man"
"Close To The Heart" originally "Closer To The Heart"
Alyssa Jayne
"Closer To The Hart" originally "Closer To The Heart"
Hart = male deer
Alyssa Jayne
"Alien Shoe" originally "Alien Shore"
Regina Olsen

There are additional Rush song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Free Willy" originally "Free Will"
A 1993 adventure film about a whale
"New World Moan" originally "New World Man"
Wendy Torrance
"New World Mane" originally "New World Man"
Wendy Torrance
"Flay By Night" originally "Fly By Night"
Lydia Helton
"The Big Monkey" originally "The Big Money"
Candy Welty

There are additional Rush song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Alien Short" originally "Alien Shore"
"Alien Short" originally "Alien Shore"
"Alien Snore" originally "Alien Shore"
"XYZ" originally "YYZ"
The final three letters of the alphabet!
"Working Fan" originally "Working Man"

There are additional Rush song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Hemispheres""Hemi-Beers"Dr. Oliver Clozoff
"Big Money""Big Dummy"I Saw RUSH Live 5 Times
"Nobody's Hero""Trump....the Big Zero"Jeff in Richmond VA
"Xanadu""Bantha Poo"Dr. Oliver Clozoff
"Best I Can""Best Buy Can"LoriLoud33
"The Spirit of Radio""The Spirit of PlayStation 4"LoriLoud33
"2112""1216 Franklin Avenue"LoriLoud33
"Tom Sawyer""Hillaire Porche"LoriLoud33
"Fly By Night""Flying Kites"Darius Whitehead
"Tom Sawyer""Dumb Lawyer"harry

There are additional Rush song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Fly By NightSouthwest AirlinesTarzan
Tom SawyerTom SawyerTravis
Working ManAFL-CIOPeg
Losing ItAny recent Victoria Wood seriespickle*
LimelightActing CoachesMira
There are additional Rush commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
The Enemy WithinTrump's Traitor MobI Saw RUSH 5 Times!
Roll The BonesGamblers Anonymous (1-800-GAMBLER)Parker Gabriel
Entre NousMarriage Counselorcarly_carlz
The Enemy WithinInsane Asylumcarly_carlz
Vital SignsMorguecarly_carlz
There are additional Rush on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Angel Subdivisions
Scotty Dangerously
I Believe I Can Fly
   R. Kelly
Fly By Night
I Believe I Can Fly By Night
Peeping Tom
Tom Sawyer
Peeping Tom Sawyer
Blinded By The Light
   Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Blinded By The Limelight
There are additional Rush duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Andrew Gold Rush
Andrew Gold combined with Rush
Submitted By: Brian Kelly
Cream combined with Rush
Could also go the other way, giving Ream, but that's not quite as interesting because it essentially drops one letter from the first band's name.
Submitted By: Bob
Sugar Rush
Sugar Ray combined with Rush
I think this is obvious.
Submitted By: carly_carlz
Bush combined with Rush
Submitted By: Raphael

There are additional Rush Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"The Temples of Syrinx"
Misheard Lyrics:
We are the priests of the devils of Syrinx
Original Lyrics:
We are the priests of the temples of Syrinx
"The Spirit of Radio"
Misheard Lyrics:
Blithe contenders bristle with the energy
Original Lyrics:
Bright antennae bristle with the energy
"Temples of Syrinx"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the weak shall empower the earth
Original Lyrics:
And the meek shall inherit the earth
"Tom Sawyer"
Misheard Lyrics:
A modern-day worrywart
Original Lyrics:
A modern-day warrior
There are additional Rush misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"The Spirit of Radio"
Misheard Lyrics:
Blithe contenders bristle with the energy
Original Lyrics:
Bright antennae bristle with the energy

Story about this misheard lyric by: TinasBoobPunch

I've been singing "blithe contenders" along with the radio (with blithe certainty) for 43 years, until looking up the song for no particular reason today. No one has ever corrected me. Maybe they didn't notice? And maybe no one knows these lyrics!

There are additional Rush misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Tom Sawyer"
Better Lyrics:
A modern day quarterback
Who beams with pride
Pat's Tom Brady
Cheats and lies
Original Lyrics:
A modern day warrior
Mean, mean stride
Today's Tom Sawyer
Mean, mean pride
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Fly By Night"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend
Why They're Repetitive:
It's one of Rush's shortest songs at just 3 minutes. The phrase in question in repeated so many times you wanna puke. You know that's the bassist over-singing because surely the songwriter wouldn't write it like that.
Submitted by: Rushfan2112

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Red Barchetta"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
My uncle has a country place
No one knows about
He says it used to be a farm
Before the Motor Law
Why They're Misrhymed:
Let's face it guys, there is no way to get 'about' to rhyme with 'law'... no matter how you pronounce either of them
Submitted by: Peregrine
"Passage To Bangkok"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Pulling in to Khatmandu
Smoke rings fill the ay-er
Perfumed by a Nepal night
The Express gets you they-er
Why They're Misrhymed:
The irony is, if they'd pronounced them properly, the words would've rhymed anyway.
Submitted by: hognoxious

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Free Will"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Blame is better to give then receive
Why They're Insulting:
The whole song is a pretty stiff wake-up call for religeous people, and this lyric sums it up pretty well. Real people don't blame anyone or any abstract concept for their own failings. You tell 'em!
Submitted by: Bergil

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Red Barchetta"
The Lyrics:
A brilliant red Barchetta
From a better vanished time
Product Brand Name:
Ferrari 166MM Barchetta
Submitted by: Jim Annison

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Stick It Out"
The Song Lyrics:
Heat of the moment, curse of the young
Spit out our anger, don't swallow your tongue
Song They Mention:
"Heat Of The Moment", the first hit by the band Asia.
Submitted by: The person who should stick with ONE alias please

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"The Big Money"
Opening Lines:
Big money goes around the world.
Submitted by: Michael

Song Title Space Change:

"Head Long Flight" originally "Headlong Flight"
Submitted by: Sutch

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"The Trees"
The Lyrics:
The trouble with the maples
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light
The first line ("The trouble with the maples...") is a fragment.
Submitted by: DelawareX
"Entre Nous"
The Lyrics:
The spaces in between
Leave room
For you and I to grow
It should be "Leave room for you and me to grow".
Submitted by: DelawareX
There are additional Rush Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Shur Submitted by: Blue Ant
A frequent location in the Hebrew Bible.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Steamy Row" originally "Tom Sawyer"
Submitted by: Calop
"Hat On Ram" originally "Marathon"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Not A Harm" originally "Marathon"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Torah Man" originally "Marathon"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"No Ham Tar" originally "Marathon"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

There are additional Rush Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"A Passage to Bangkok"
The Lyrics:
Wreathed in smoke in Lebanon
We burn the midnight oil
The fragrance of Afghanistan
Rewards a long day's toil
Pulling into Katmandu
Smoke rings fill the air
Perfumed by a Nepal night
The Express gets you there
This is the second verse of the song. Lebanon and Afghanistan are countries in the Middle East. Katmandu is a city in Nepal and finally Nepal, a country in the Himalayas between China and India.
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
"A Passage to Bangkok"
The Lyrics:
We're on the train to Bangkok
Aboard the Thailand Express
This is the chorus and yields Bangkok (capital of Thailand) and Thailand itself (country in south east Asia formerly known as Siam)
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
There are additional Rush Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"2112 (Album)"
Was banned in some stores upon its original release, due to featuring a nude man on the cover. The nude man has, by this point in time, been removed from the CD version cover.
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"Red Barchetta"
The Lyrics:
A brilliant Red Barchetta
Bar-CHetta is an Italian word pronounced Bar-Ketta.
Submitted by: Dana

Super Long Pop Songs:

"The Necromancer" Length: 12:29
No comment, just listen
Submitted by: Martin Vrijmoed
"Cygnus X-1, Book II: Hemispheres" Length: 18:07
Submitted by: Evan
"La Villa Strangiato" Length: 9:37
Submitted by: Ethanator
"Xanadu" Length: 11:11
From their 1977 album "A Farewell to Kings", this song begins with an intro that lasts for 5 minutes. The whole song is about a man's quest for immortality; he achieves it, only to regret it 1,000 years later when he is "waiting for the world to end".
Submitted by: carly_carlz
"Natural Science" Length: 9:17
Yet another multi-part epic. The parts, in order, are "Tide Pools", "Hyperspace", and "Permanent Waves".
Submitted by: noskcaJ

There are additional Rush Super Long Pop Songs available.

Song Title Acrostics:

DEW: "Distant Early Warning"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"The Canna Log Id" originally "The Analog Kid"
Submitted by: Nell Allen
"A Care Fell To Wings" originally "A Farewell To Kings"
Submitted by: Marge Pegram
"The Pea Won" originally "The Weapon"
Submitted by: Sutch
"Nigh Fly Bite" originally "Fly By Night"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"Fled Long Height" originally "Headlong Flight"
Long height? Or high length?
Submitted by: Jessica Bielzebub

There are additional Rush Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Force Ten"
The Lyrics:
An air of joie de vivre
"joie de vivre" is French for joy of living.
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
"Entre Nous"
The Lyrics:
none, N/A
The song title is French for "between us", a phrase repeated in the chorus.
Submitted by: P Smith
There are additional Rush Foreign Language in English Songs available.

Song Lawsuits:

"La Villa.Strangiato"
Alex Lifeson unconsciously stole from Raymond Scott's song, "Powerhouse", likely because it burned into his memory from watching cartoons as a child. You can hear a sample of it here: From the FAQ on the website: Q: Did the rock band RUSH get sued and have to pay royalties for their unauthorized use of Raymond Scott's ''Powerhouse'' in their 1978 recording ''La Villa.Strangiato''? A: By the time Raymond Scott's publisher notified the band's management of the infringement, the statute of limitations had expired on the challenge. But Rush's management, out of deference to Mr. and Mrs. Scott (Raymond was still alive at that point), offered a one-time "penance" payment, feeling it was the ethical thing to do. All involved were happy with the resolution, and Rush has no further financial obligations. Under the settlement, they were not required to accord RS partial songwriting credit on the.piece.
Submitted by: P Smith

Lyrics Alliteration:

The Lyrics:
This magic day when super-science
Venting vapours, like the breath
A humid, motionless mass
The crowds and the cameras
2x S "super science" / 2x V "venting vapors" / 2x M "motionless mass" / 2x C "crowds, cameras"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
There are additional Rush Lyrics Alliteration available.

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Sure originally "Rush"
Submitted by: Rocky

Hidden Messages:

"Limelight (Moving Pictures)"
"All the world's indeed a stage We are merely players" is a shoutout to a line in As You Like It by William Shakespeare.
Submitted by: dayna

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Live Inside Humor"
I saw RUSH play this past September and they played a killer electric show. 1. One of the songs they played was the early 1980 hit "The Spirit of Radio", which has a reggae-like interlude where Geddy sings about "and the words of the prophets ..." and "echoes with the sounds...". During this reggae-ish part the overhead lights were shining red, yellow and green - colors associated with reggae music and culture. 2. the last song of the evening was a medley from their epic album / rock opus "2112". What year are we in now? How many years until 2112?
Submitted by: Toronto Strawberry
"Recording of "Witch Hunt" on a Fateful Day"
On the night the band recorded some sounds to be used for the beginning of the song "Witch Hunt". They gussied up and went outside the studio with a tape recorder and some whiskey to keep warm while out in the snowy Toronto nighttime chill. They made some wolfish howling noises and such for X amount of minutes and went back in. Later when they were mixing, distorting, looping and playing the sounds backwards a studio tech came to them and said for them to watch TV in another room. It was December 8, 1980. John Lennon of the Beatles had been shot and killed by a "deranged fan(atic)" in New York City.
Submitted by: Toronto Strawberry

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Track events or the NFL
Both involve running real fast.
Submitted by: Opie M.

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Cinderella Man"
Ron Howard's 2005 film with Russell Crowe
Submitted by: Sutch
"Vital Signs"
1986 U.S. TV film & 1990 film
Submitted by: Sutch
"Entre Nous"
Diane Kurys' 1983 film
Submitted by: Sutch
1980 camp classic
Submitted by: Sutch

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"The Twilight Zone"
The Lyrics:
You have entered the Twilight Zone
Beyond this world strange things are known
Use the key, unlock the door
The Twilight Zone (TV series). Note the full lyrics to the song reference two episodes of the show, "Will the Real Martial Please Stand Up?" and "Stopover in a Quiet Town"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

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