Friday, October 17, 2008

Rush - The Trees

class warfare

Rachel Lucas's comments are mingling between The Lord of the Rings and Rush lyrics. I shouldn't be too surprised that conservatives tend to like Rush. Neil Pert, besides being widely regarded as the best drummer evah, is a self described Libertarian, and it comes through in the song lyrics.

It's hard to pick a favorite Rush song, but lyrically The Trees wins hands down, in my opinion.

There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas.

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.
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade.

There is trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the maples scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light."
Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.

Just for good measure, check out The 50 Greatest Conservative Rock Songs.

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