"The Twilight Zone" as written by and Geddy Lee Weinrib Neil Peart....
A pleasant-faced man steps up to greet you
He smiles and says he's pleased to meet you
Beneath his hat the strangeness lies
Take it off, he's got three eyes
Truth is false and logic lost
Now the fourth dimension is crossed

Ni, ni, ni, ni, ni ni, ni ni
You have entered the Twilight Zone
Beyond this world strange things are known
Use the key, unlock the door
See what your fate might have in store
Come explore your dreams' creation
Enter this world of imagination

You wake up lost in an empty town
Wondering why no one else is around
Look up to see a giant boy
You've just become his brand new toy
No escape, no place to hide
Here where time and space collide

Ni, ni, ni, ni, ni ni, ni ni
You have entered the Twilight Zone
Beyond this world strange things are known
Use the key, unlock the door
See what your fate might have in store
Come explore your dreams' creation
Enter this world of imagination


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"The Twilight Zone" as written by Gary Lee Weinrib Neil Elwood Peart

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    General CommentI love how in the second verse they have a whispered harmony behind the sung lyrics. It makes it sound a lot creepier.
    GhettoAstronauton November 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a nice unique song for me since the lyrics are references to the actual show The Twilight Zone episodes. I love the show and Rush so it's nice to have this gem.

    To be more specific here are the references:

    "A pleasant faced man steps up to greet you
    He smiles and says he's pleased to meet you
    Beneath his hat the strangeness lies
    Take it off, he's got three eyes"

    Is about the episode "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?".
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    "You wake up lost in an empty town Wondering why no one else is around"

    Is about the episode "Where Is Everybody?".

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    "Now the fourth dimension is crossed...
    You have entered the Twilight Zone
    Beyond this world strange things are known"

    Is (to what I believe) is about the episode "Little Girl Lost". Or it could just be about the show in general.
    HaakonXCIon October 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis had to be written after one of those late night FX Twilight Zone TV show marathons... He specifically mentions two episodes in the song. Another great song that makes 2112 still one of my Rush fave's.
    Surgeonon October 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^...^^

    anyway, I don't know why there's not hardly any messages on this song, it's great...
    PinkFloydrulezon February 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment~True that lol...this is one of my favorites from them

    ~good base-line too =)
    -ZERO-on March 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's based on two different episodes. i don't know the second ne it talks about is, but the first one is about the pilot episode titled "will the real alien please stand up" i think.
    inmyhead888on July 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song would be better if it didn't have a chorus (like all prog songs that have choruses - most other songs simply have no hope, chorus or not).
    inpraiseoffollyon October 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is almost as A Passage to Bangkok is to weed as this is to lsd. it is pretty obvious but one of my faves alltogether
    By-Toron January 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgive yourself an opportunity to explore mysteries in you're life... the unconscious mind contains our would be "thoughts"... hidden treasures in my opinion of very profound creative abilities... after taking lsd it is very possible to creatively believe what you're doing.
    philosopherstoneon October 13, 2008   Link

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