Daily GUIDE-ance:

Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy 40th to Neil, Buzz and Mike!

Heroes of probably the coolest adventure ever...

So, a few words from the Other Neil, as sort of a tribute... It seemed appropriate to the spirit of the Apollo astronauts:

Words by neil peart, music by geddy lee and alex lifeson

Hold your fire --
Keep it burning bright
Hold the flame'til the dream ignites --
A spirit with a vision
Is a dream with a mission

Spirits fly on dangerous missions
Imaginations on fire
Focused high on soaring ambitions
Consumed in a single desire
In the grip of
A nameless possession --
A slave to the drive of obsession --
A spirit with a vision
Is a dream with a mission...

It's cold comfort
To the ones without it
To know how they struggled --
How they suffered about it

If their lives were
Exotic and strange
They would likely have
Gladly exchanged them
For something a little more plain
Maybe something a little more sane

We each pay a fabulous price
For our visions of paradise
But a spirit with a vision
Is a dream with a mission...

(aside: Geddy Lee- that geeky Jewish kid, one of the most influential Bass players... how cool is that?)


Brad Carter said...

Oh come on, you don't really think that moon landing nonsense was REAL do you???

Eyepoke said...

No, but it was the best fake out ever!!!! I think they all deserve a big hand just for that.

Renae said...

old farts