"Neurotica" as written by and Neil Peart Alex Lifeson....
You just don't get it
What it is, well, you're not really sure
You move like you're walking on this ice
Talking like you're still insecure

Time is a spiral, space is a curve
I know you get dizzy, but try not to lose your nerve
Life is a diamond you turn into dust
Waiting for rescue, and I know you just
Don't get it
You just don't get it

Neurotica, exotica
It's just erotica, hypnotic
It's just psychotic, chaotic
It's just exotica, neurotica

You just don't get it
Baby, don't you ask yourself why?
If you don't like the answer, forget it
You know I hate to see you cry

Fortune is random, fate shoots from the hip
I know you get crazy, but try not to lose your grip
Life is a diamond you turn into dust
Looking for trust, and I know that you just
Don't get it
You just don't get it

Snap
Hide in your shell, let the world go to hell
It's like Russian roulette to you
Snap
Sweat running cold, you can't face growing old
It's a personal threat to you
Snap
The world is a cage for your impotent rage
But don't let it get to you
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"Neurotica" as written by Gary Lee Weinrib Neil Elwood Peart

Lyrics © OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP

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    General CommentThis song is about women and PMS-- just kidding. No one wants to post on this one, eh? Well, let me give it a try here.

    This song is about life and how life isn't defined by known paths- you must make your own choices and forge your own trails. Don't feel sorry for yourself about choices you made in the past or present. Just deal with them and move on on your own way. Don't tip toe through life. Life is full of temptations and disorder- see through all of that and make it what you wish it to be.

    I see myself in this song-- confused about life and what is to come.
    socket462on December 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is for the times when the mind gets overwhelmed with the sheer volume of what life and the universe bombards it with.
    So much to contemplate, so much to comprehend and some points you frankly just want to say FUCK IT!
    eggboy1988on February 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentExotica? This is really Neal Peart that wrote these lyrics?
    digitalmanon July 20, 2013   Link
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    General Comment"Exotica? This is really Neal Peart that wrote these lyrics?"

    It is an age-old convention in poetry to create new words or use rare words to better express one's ideas. Just look at Shakespeare. The ideas within "exotica" or "chaotica" are still present.
    Rush4Peaceon August 04, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think this is the closest Neil has come to emulating Pete Townshend's lyrical style (although not necessarily intentionaly).

    "Hide in your shell, let the world go to hell
    It's like Russian roulette to you

    Sweat running cold, you can't face growing old
    It's a personal threat to you

    The world is a cage for your impotent rage
    But don't let it get to you"

    Very PT in the late 70's/EArly 80's.
    gavin10395on March 13, 2015   Link

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