"Lessons" as written by and Alex Lifeson....
Sweet memories flashing very quickly by
Reminding me and giving me a reason why
I know that my goal is more than a thought
I'll be there when I teach what I've been taught
And I've been taught

You know we've told you before
But you didn't hear us then
So you still question why
No you didn't listen again
You didn't listen again, whoa

Sweet memories, I never thought it would be like this
Reminding me, oh, just how close I came to missing
I know that this is the way for me to go
You'll be there when you know what I know
And I know

You know we've told you before
But you didn't hear us then
So you still question why
No you didn't listen again
No, oh oh
You didn't listen again

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"Lessons" as written by Alex Lifeson


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    General CommentI think the song as a whole is slightly confusing on one end, yet can be quite obvious on the other. The first paragraph hits it out of the park at home for me. It's just that drive. I'm going to get there and nothing is going to stop me.
    Come on, no one can lie. Rush is nothing less than phenomenal.
    stephanierush07on April 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst post!
    good rush song from 2112
    i think its about growing up........also it echoes the censorship of 2112
    dasquien!on March 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy first post too. I think you're right. Let's see if I can put it another way. The answer to enjoying life is in the song itself. But it looks obscure to people that don't know themselves. That don't know. Follow your heart. That's the way for you to go. The lesson is in that song. See it says, "...you didn't listen again" because they are trying to get you to find yourself. The answer is in you. That's the Lesson. The same message that is in "Closer to the Heart", another Rush song. I'm not sure if that is the correct title.
    galapoheroson October 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreat song off a timeless album. written actually by alex lifeson. I love the fade in at the beginning
    By-Toron January 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI CANT BELIEVE IM SEEING THIS! rush is amazing, one of the best bands of their time, if not ever. Just listen to cygnus x-1, both books (if you don't understand what i'm talking about you're a lost cause and i am sorry for you). You guys are crazy, rush is phenominal, they may have some bad albums, but fly by night, caress of steal, permanent waves, 2112, farewell to kings, hemispheres, moving pictures. all godly albums. some of my favorites. you should all be shot.
    shanefriedman2on April 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLyrics by Alex Lifeson ... quite different from Neil Peart lyrics style ... I think the lyrics are very musical and do not have profound meanings .. as written by a guitar player ... the guitar chords and bassline will say the rest ...
    calbertoguion January 07, 2017   Link
  • -2
    General CommentWell, dasquien's first post comment simply meant it was the first post for the song... Still quite good. The problem with rush is that, at least during this era, they have little that is bad, but even less that is spectacular. (whereas other bands I like, such as Pink Floyd or Jethro Tull or ELP had lots of great songs and couple stinkers).
    inpraiseoffollyon October 13, 2006   Link

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