In the house where nobody laughs
And nobody sleeps
In the house where love lies dying
And the shadows creep
A little girl hides, shaking,
With her hands on her ears
Pushing back the tears, 'til the pain disappears

Mama says some ugly words
Daddy pounds on the wall
They can fight about their little girl later
But right now, they don't care at all
No matter what they say...
No matter what they say...

Everyday people
Everyday shame
Everyday promise
Shot down in flames

Everyday sunrise
Another everyday story
Rise from the ashes--
A blaze of everyday glory

In the city where nobody smiles
And nobody dreams
In the city where desperation
Drives the bored to extremes

Just one spark of decency
Against the starless night
One glow of hope and dignity
A child can follow the light
No matter what they say
No matter what they say...

If the future's looking dark
We're the ones who have to shine
If there's no one in control
We're the ones who draw the line
Though we live in trying times--
We're the ones who have to try
Though we know that time has wings--
We're the ones who have to fly


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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is not about child abuse.

    It's the essence of ... we are the only ones who can make things better. We can only depend on ourselves to make tomorrow a better place. We can't give up until things are right.

    "Though we live in trying times, we're the ones who have to try."

    Though there are thousands of amazing Rush quotes, this is the one that gets me every time. Thus, the namesake of my username.
    everyday_gloryon July 21, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentmy favorite song from my favorite album. this was my first album from rush. i was in junior high.


    "A little girl hides, shaking,
    With her hands on her ears
    Pushing back the tears, 'til the pain disappears

    Mama says some ugly words
    Daddy pounds on the wall
    They can fight about their little girl later
    But right now, they don't care at all "


    you know sometimes parents just shouted whatever they want in front of their child n don't care what their child feeling. always taught that they care about their child. but in the end only care about theirself.
    neil nailed in the song what happen perfectly.

    this song is perfect for people who have face what happen if their parents get divorce or they cheated each other. i always give this song to my friends or junior who face family problem:

    If the future's looking dark
    We're the ones who have to shine
    If there's no one in control
    We're the ones who draw the line
    Though we live in trying times--
    We're the ones who have to try
    Though we know that time has wings--
    We're the ones who have to fly
    vapoon September 20, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is so powerful and emotional. Absolutely the most underrated Rush song ever and it's also my absolute favorite! The bridge verse literally gives me chills. Maybe my band could ask for permission to cover this song and make it a hit.
    GB97on April 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenteveryday glory, you hit the nail on the head :)
    Rushofhipposon June 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is absolutely gorgeous and inspiring, like many Rush songs. I get chills every time I hear it.
    hecatetriviaon May 31, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds right to me.
    Smokleron January 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationahh.. a great cut from the mostly dark an forboding 90's counterparts. the gloom of tracks like srick it out we must endure societies woes, nobodys hero about an aids victim forgatten, and alien shore, speaking to the distance and discord amongst the same. Enter the last track, an upbeat melodic tune with a positive, just got to laugh and see it through message. It srems so definite in its intention I see the band singing about typical Canadians and what they go through, ehat we all go through and how we all learn that it is life itself the adventute, the ups and downs our daily bread, and ourselves in our commonality the everyday glory. At the core, us. With all our imperfections, problems and such, we can have faith the sun will rise tommorow for another chance to shine. Despite the apathy, cynicism and cruelness explored in the other tracks, everyday people everyday shame another everydaypromise shot down in flames, rise from the ashes a blaze of EVERYDAY GLORY...
    noni109900on February 19, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAre Rush sounding a call to order regarding the issue of child abuse?
    lerxstgkon June 10, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI agree everyday glory. it's about persisting to overcome darkness that is bothabundent in us and othiers ....Rise from the ashes--
    A blaze of everyday glory*


    note *man's everyday glory, will one day become a blaze when our MAKER we meet
    Clmax311on January 02, 2008   Link

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