"Chemistry" as written by and Geddy Lee Weinrib Neil Peart....
Signals transmitted
Message received
Reaction making impact
Invisibly

Elemental telepathy
Exchange of energy
Reaction making contact
Mysteriously

Eye-to-I
Reaction burning hotter
Two-to-one
Reflection on the water
H-to-O
No flow without the other
Oh, but how
Do they make contact
With one another?

Electricity, biology?
Seems to me it's chemistry

Emotion transmitted
Emotion received
Music in the abstract
Positively

Elemental empathy
A change of synergy
Music making contact
Naturally

One, two, three
Add without subtraction
Sound on sound
Multiplied reaction
H-to-O
No flow without the other
Oh, but how
Do we make contact
With one another?

Electricity, biology?
Seems to me it's chemistry


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"Chemistry" as written by Alex Lifeson Geddy Lee

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    General CommentSounds like a track about the emotional contact between two people "in sync" with each other.

    It's an amazingly strong connection, but almost impossible to understand.
    addseale2on December 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of the rare tracks where all 3 members of the band get the "lyrics by" credit. I think it's a celebration of how tight the band are, especially when "Signals" was a breakout album - a change of direction for Rush.
    lerxstgkon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI completely agree with addsseale2: "Sounds like a track about the emotional contact between two people "in sync" with each other. It's an amazingly strong connection, but almost impossible to understand."

    This song always seemed to me to be about two people falling in love, especially the line "Signals transmitted / Message received / Reaction making impact -- /Invisibly" It just reminds me of me and my husband and how we can know what each other is thinking just from a fleeting facial expression or how we can finish each others sentences because we are so intimate and know each other so well. It's almost like we don't even need words to communicate, we just have emotions to transmit and receive.

    I love Rush! Best band in the world!
    Rushofhipposon June 08, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI believe this song talks about the relationship between recorded music and human beings.Read the lyrics they talk of sound on sound and it even says music in the abstract positively. Two to one reflection on the water is 2112.I don't think this song is about two people falling in love at all.Has anyone found the backward masking on this one?This song will blow your mind once you understand it.The boys are genius'
    warpig2112on August 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWhat happened to this Rush? Clockwork Angels is a joke!
    digitalmanon July 22, 2013   Link

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