The way out
Is the way in
The way out
Is the way in...

Out of touch
With the weather and the wind direction
With the sunrise
And the phases of the moon
Out of touch
With life in the land of the loving
With the living night
And the darkness at high noon

You can never break the chain
There is never love without pain
A gentle hand, a secret touch on the heart

Out of sync
With the rhythm of my own reactions
With the things that last
And the things that come apart
Out of sync
With love in the land of the living
A gentle hand, a secret touch on the heart

A healing hand, a secret touch on the heart

There is never love without pain
Life is a power that remains



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    General Comment:I think it's about the connection we have with nature, specifically during Peart's ghost rider period. "The way out" is separation from society, "the way in" is the deeper understanding of the big question gained from the separation. Basically, as confused and desperate we get, there is always nature to turn to which will show us beauty and truth.
    OvertheTop01on May 15, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:reference to the tao?
    jimmmmmGon April 03, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:From the Ghost Rider period, when Neil found himself with a shot at "romance" again. The phrase "A secret touch on the heart" came from a book that Neil read during this time on his travels (shamed to say I can't remember title or author just now!).
    lerxstgkon June 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is absolutely awesome live.
    BMaloneyon July 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:It's pretty much my favorite song overall. Seems to me this song is about Captain Kirk of Star Trek. Neil expresses it in his usual and highly creative manner and Geddy (with Alex's help, of course) knows how to make it completely shred musically. These guys play secretive a lot, but we actually need them a lot. Am I actually the first to guess about this one?
    buzzltyr1024on February 12, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:i agree with lerxstgk, during neil's "exile" he'd constantly question whether or not he'd ever be able to love again after what happened. and i think this song is a reflection on those thoughts
    harper83087on April 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Song is obviously about masturbation DURRRR seriously though neil pert need to quit jacking off to pictures of himself.
    ashowofhandson January 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion:The bass parts in this song are absolutely phenomenal, Geddy Lee is amazing
    jakobrizzon April 16, 2009   Link

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