"Vapor Trail" as written by and Geddy Lee Weinrib Neil Peart....
Stratospheric traces of our transitory flight
Trails of condensation held
In narrow paths of white
The sun is turning black
The world is turning gray
All the stars fade from the night
The oceans drain away

Horizon to horizon
Memory written on the wind
Fading away, like an hourglass, grain by grain
Swept away like voices in a hurricane

In a vapor trail, in a vapor trail

Atmospheric phases make the transitory last
Vaporize the memories that freeze the fading past
Silence all the songbirds
Stilled by the killing frost
Forests burn to ashes
Everything is lost

Horizon to horizon
Memory written on the wind
Washed away like footprints in the rain
Swept away like voices in a hurricane

In a vapor trail, in a vapor trail

Washed away like footprints in the rain
Swept away like voices in a hurricane

In a vapor trail, in a vapor trail
In a vapor trail, in a vapor trail
In a vapor trail, in a vapor trail
In a vapor trail, in a vapor trail


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"Vapor Trail" as written by Gary Lee Weinrib Alex Zivojinovich

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    General CommentThis is a sad song. Anyone who knows about the prior events in Neal's life can agree. You can read all about it in his book, Ghost Rider. The whole Vapor Trails album is full of stuff that refers to his time in "exile."
    smuzzyon May 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song sounds like it refers to the actual events, and the idea that those close to Neil were taken too early. It is a very sad song indeed.
    Darkmage331on December 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah this song is incredible but sad as well
    meaningofsongon February 13, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationOf course this song is very sad. It has a negative tone in the background.
    Test4Echoon January 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAnd outside of Neil and the band the event of 9 11.
    kinglerxst2112on January 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about those who were lost on 9/11. It's not about Neil's losses. The next song Secret Touch is about his losses and trying to cope and come to terms with them.
    CConteon September 24, 2016   Link
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    Song ComparisonThis song describes the events happening in my home town. It hasn't rained at all, and usually around this time, there is tons of thunderstorms rolling across here. Now, there is a change.

    Last year, chem-trails owned the skies above us. The max I have observed was 8 flying across my house. Now, that number has receded to 0. We have nothing but hot-temperature days now, and we are living in a drought. I have a feeling those chem-trails releasing vapor trails manipulated our weather.

    Rush has a great perspective on humanity...

    Test4Echoon June 26, 2011   Link

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