"Force Ten" as written by and Geddy Lee Weinrib Alex Lifeson....
Tough times demand tough talk
Demand tough hearts demand tough songs
Tough times demand tough talk
Demand tough hearts demand tough songs
Demand

We can rise and fall like empires
Flow in and out like the tide
Be vain and smart, humble and dumb
We can hit and miss like pride, just like pride

We can circle around like hurricanes
Dance and dream like lovers
Attack the day like birds of prey
Or scavengers under cover, under cover

Look in
To the eye of the storm
Look out
For the force without form
Look around
At the sight and the sound
Look in, look out, look around

Tough times demand tough talk
Demand tough hearts demand tough songs
Demand

We can move with savage grace
To the rhythms of the night
Cool and remote like dancing girls
In the heat of the beat and the lights , and the lights

We can wear the rose of romance
An air of joie de vivre
Too tender hearts upon our sleeves
Or skin as thick as thieves', thick as thieves'

Look in
To the eye of the storm
Look out
For the force without form
Look around
At the sight and the sound
Look in, look out, look around

Tough times demand tough talk
Demand tough hearts demand tough songs
Demand

Look in
To the eye of the storm
Look out
For the force without form
Look around
At the sight and the sound
Look in with the storm in the eyes
Look out
To the sea and the sky
Look around
At the sight and the sound
Look in, look out, look around

Tough times demand tough hearts
Tough times demand tough talk


Lyrics submitted by MasterDuncan03

"Force Ten" as written by Gary Lee Weinrib Neil Elwood Peart

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  • +1
    General CommentHopeful - full of hope for the future. Driving -upbeat "rhythms of the night". Introspective - about one's place in the universe - and all the possiblities life has to offer us.

    One of Rush's best. Thank you Alex, Geddy, and Neil.
    tigerx2374on May 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is definitely one of the best as my Fantasy Football team. To me it's about dominance and just looking the storm in the eye and taking the bull by the horns. Look the storm (hurricane) in the eye. Get it done you know. Win the game. I wish other people would have made more of an effort to interpret this song. It appears nobody above really has. I appreciate any future posts. Have a great day.
    force10rflon September 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about all the different ways we live and express ourselves. There's no wrong way, so long as you are facing your fears and tackling them, and experiencing life.

    Since there is no backing down from the inevitable storm ahead, deal with it as best as you can and come out stronger on the other side.
    necktietiedon March 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis might be just my interpretation, but I think it's about how we move rapidly through our lives, and all the intensity of our encounters with people and the world.

    With the chorus, i think it is intentionally slowed down. It asks us to be more introspective and observant, and take our time to appreciate things. Whenever the chorus plays, i feel like i'm standing in the eye of a hurricane, "looking around" at the temporary stillness, at all the chaos outwith.

    The reason I feel this is because of the title of the album on which "Force Ten" appears: "Hold Your Fire". And I think that since Neil Peart tends to have similar themes during an album, this one is about time, and taking the time to appreciate the stillness. Force Ten and Time Stand Still demonstrate this.
    signals82on May 13, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant belivie no one has yet said anything about this song. what tough times we live in
    poohblueskyon June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is just about life in general and the hundreds of emotions we get
    subdividedon October 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds similar to The Big Money in a way.
    floydfan87on January 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favourite performance of this was on the R30 DVD. Especially on the 2nd lasty verse with Alex's guitar.
    NUMBER 4on June 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is very mysterious sounding. I love it! And does someone know what Geddy is saying just before the instrumental part stars? I know the first word is "Rising."
    Test4Echoon November 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song. Fantastic on R30
    DasBear017on October 07, 2010   Link

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