"Before And After" as written by and Geddy Lee Weinrib Alex Lifeson....
Love won't see my comin'
on a Sunday noon today.
Still don't believe we're fadin',
but now the world should wait.

And now you're fina'lly list'nin'
to what I have to say.
Well, the time is right,
and it is today.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Maybe we could talk about it
and try to get it straight.
After all these years, baby,
maybe it's too late.

But I really need to
have you by my side,
And that's the only feelin',
baby, I can't hide.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Well you aren't list'nin',
I ain't talkin',
we ain't gettin' nowhere.

I keep tryin' to get
through to you baby.
All you do is stare.

I don't wanna see that.
I need you by my side.
Well, I don't want to be your lover.
Babe, I wanna be your man.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Well, now my story's over, baby,
and I ain't gonna tell it twice.
Well, you better start list'nin',
or get out of my life.

Or you're gonna be left out,
I said left out in the cold.
Yeah, before you get my lovin',babe,
you'll be too old.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Well, I'm talkin' to you baby.
Well, I said
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Lyrics submitted by shed27

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    General CommentThis is an early classic. It has always been my top song from this album.raw and real, love early rush,one of the few times they talked about lust, Well we were all young once.
    bigrushheadon September 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoverall i dont like the song very much but the 2 minute super mellow intro is 1 of my favorite parts of any rush song...its just so soothing
    Dustpanon May 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of rush's earliest works. their lyrical progression and style doesn't hit until neil peart joined the band, (sometime after 1974) after the record was released. you can tell by the simplicity of the lyrics and the heavy zeppelin like influence on this song.
    utensil_on July 25, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"the heavy zeppelin like influence on this song."

    I noticed that also. It's like Jimmy Page grabbed Alex's guitar and took over. I love this song though. It's probably my favorite of the first album.
    MrsMiltonBananaon March 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI really liked Rush's first album. Sure it draws from zeppelin, but it shows you how they evoloved
    spooner113on June 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is prob my favorite song!
    i love the beging ad then bam! hard kick ass rock song! xD i love it
    geddyleerocksmysockson July 30, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Well, you better start list'nin',
    or get out of my life."

    It is, rather "well you better start list'nin', yeah, to my advice"... love the intro, second best song after Finding my Way...
    godesteemon March 21, 2013   Link

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