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Mission


by Rush. Buy album CD: 1981-87 Retrospective Ii


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

I hear their passionate music
Read the words that touch my heart
I gaze at their feverish pictures
The secrets that set them apart

When I feel the powerful visions
Their fire has made alive
I wish I had that instinct -- I wish I had that drive

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...

I watch their images flicker
Bringing light to a lifeless screen
I walk through their beautiful buildings
And I wish I had their dreams

But dreams don't need to have motion
To keep their spark alive
Obsession has to have action --
Pride turns on the drive

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...



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Album: 1981-87 Retrospective Ii (1997) Lyrics
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  1. Subvisions
  2. Distant early warning
  3. Force ten
  4. Limelight
  5. Marathon
  6. Mission
  7. Mystic rhythms
  8. Red sector a
  9. Subdivisions
  10. The analog kid
  11. The big money
  12. The body electric
  13. Time stand still
  14. New world man
  15. Tom sawyer

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