Rush ~ Time Stand Still

Ted loves Rush.  If he could, he would marry Rush. Really, he loves them.  Totally.

Me? I loved Rush in 9th grade (this is me in grade 9), totally into 2112 (both sides, I know, I’m a dork), and that was about the end of it.  But Ted is a true fan, has loved them from the beginning.  Still loves them.  Has seen them  in concert many times.   Maya and I finally went with them last year, and they were totally great.  I was really impressed with their stage presence, their skill, the fun that they had, and the connection with the audience.  Really great.

I think my favorite Rush song, though, is Time Stand Still, which they recorded with Aimee Mann from ‘Til Tuesday.  Love ‘Til Tuesday, love Time Stand Still. Such a song of middle age…or at least your mid to late 30s, when you’re starting to realize that time is starting to pass you by more quickly than you might like.  Really, I love this song.  Love it.  The video is truly lame, but the song is great.  Enjoy.

I turn my back to the wind
To catch my breath
Before I start off again.
Driven on without a moment to spend
To pass an evening with a drink and a friend

I let my skin get too thin
I’d like to pause
No matter what I pretend
Like some pilgrim
Who learns to transcend
Learns to live as if each step was the end

(Time stand still)
I’m not looking back
But I want to look around me now
(Time stand still)
See more of the people and the places that surround me now
Time Stands still
Freeze this moment a little bit longer
Make each sensation a little bit stronger
Experience slips away
Experience slips away

Time Stands still

I turn my face to the sun
I Close my eyes
Let my defences down
All those wounds that I can’t get unwound

I let my past go too fast
No time to pause
If I could slow it all down
Like some captain, whose ship runs aground
I can wait until the tide comes around

(Time stand still)
I’m not looking back
But I want to look around me now
(Time stand still)
See more of the people and the places that surround me now

Freeze this moment a little bit longer
Make each sensation a little bit stronger

Make each impression, a little bit stronger
Freeze this motion a little bit longer
The innocence slips away
The innocence slips away…

Time stands still
Time stands still

I’m not looking back
But I want to look around me now
See more of the people and the places that surround me now
Time stands still

Summer’s going fast, nights growing colder
Children growing up, old friends growing older
Freeze this moment a little bit longer
Make each sensation a little bit stronger
Experience slips away
Experience slips away…
The innocence slips away.

4 thoughts on “Rush ~ Time Stand Still

  1. As a woman in her mid-30s, I can definitely identify with the feeling that time is passing by much faster than I realized it was! Sometimes, I feel like I maybe ought to get off my computer and live “real life” a little more. On the other hands, I found friends like you here in my computer! 🙂

  2. That is a great Rush song — and one that Aimee Mann gets asked about a lot. When they were recording the song, one of the members (I think Geddy) heard “Voices Carry” on the radio, and thought Aimee would add that “certain something” to “Time Stand Still.” They flew her up to Toronto for a couple of days and paid her something like $2000 for her work.

  3. We love Rush (I grew up in Scarborough, so them and the BNL, are in my DNA :)), well, perhaps not as much as Ted, but we did go to the Snakes and Arrows concert, where I believe I was the only woman in the crowd who wasn’t there with her Dad (you saw them too, didn’t you?).

    And we own the Rush in Rio concert DVD which is CRAZY!

    Hilarious video, OMG, they all look so young and I totally forgot that Aimee Mann was on this track! Great musical memory!

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