"Far Cry" as written by and Alex Lifeson Neil Peart....
Pariah dogs and wandering madmen
Barking at strangers and speaking in tongues
The ebb and flow of tidal fortune
Electrical changes are charging up the young

It's a far cry from the world we thought we'd inherit
It's a far cry from the way we thought we'd share it
You can almost feel the current flowing
You can almost see the circuits blowing

One day I feel I'm on top of the world
And the next it's falling in on me
I can get back on
I can get back on
One day I feel I'm ahead of the wheel
And the next it's rolling over me
I can get back on
I can get back on

Whirlwind life of faith and betrayal
Rise in anger, fall back and repeat
Slow degrees on the dark horizon
Full moon rising lays silver at your feet

It's a far cry from the world we thought we'd inherit
It's a far cry from the way we thought we'd share it
You can almost feel the current flowing
You can almost see the circuits blowing

One day I feel I'm on top of the world
And the next it's falling in on me
I can get back on
I can get back on
One day I feel I'm ahead of the wheel
And the next it's rolling over me
I can get back on
I can get back on

It's a far cry from the world we thought we'd inherit
You can almost see the circle growing
You can almost feel the planets glowing

One day I feel I'm on top of the world
And the next it's falling in on me
I can get back on
I can get back on
One day I feel I'm ahead of the wheel
And the next it's rolling over me
I can get back on
I can get back on
One day I fly through a crack in the sky
And the next it's falling in on me
I can get back on
I can get back on

Oh, oh, oh
I can get back on
I can get back on


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"Far Cry" as written by Geddy Lee Alex Lifeson

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    General Commenti heard this song 8000 times and never realized he can get back on, not back home

    lyric books shatter my perceptions of the world around me
    pinkcakepartyfavorson August 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey still freekin got it. I know that alot of this album has to do with releigous veiws and war in the middle east from a recent interview with Neil, but musicly speaking, these guys know how to rock like no other band. Thats why there the best and to record the whole album in only 30 days....damn
    tomkid2112on March 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. Such a rockin' single. Can't wait for the new album.
    FenJazzon March 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, can't wait for the new album it's gonna be awesome!!
    hairylemonon March 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't wait!! the themes of war and religion in this album are going to be amazing, especially since based on his books, i agree with neil peart on a lot of things. especially when it comes to religion. its frustrating living in a place where just about everyone is baptist and so extreme about everything. cant they love god without bragging about it? gosh, i just like rush sooo much. its amazing how they're still relevant today after 30 years.
    Panacaeon April 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan, what a great song. Only 2 verses, a pre-chorus, and a chorus, and the song has such a great lyrical presence. It's amazing that they can still make hard-rocking sounds. Geddy sounds just as he did back in the day and everyone can still play their instruments perfect.

    Great song! The album should be incredible!
    Domthebomb90on April 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just bought the album. This song is amazing, as is the rest of the album. There are a few instrumentals and the songs are pretty long, but they've demonstrated that that's not always a bad thing. I'd definitely recommend picking this one up.
    Rusty_Shacklefordon May 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about how the world and the future can turn out totally different that what you expect. Like we are always told these bright optimistic things about the world of the future. How we will have wonderful technology, and peace etc. But here we are and there is still war, poverty, famine, and death. The world is still the same with the same ups and downs it has had and always will, and it is a far cry from what the experts had told us it was going to be.
    MattK87on May 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSnakes & Arrows is the best Rush album ever!
    NUMBER 4on May 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo be honest not one of my favorites, but i like it nonetheless
    headbanger1220on June 30, 2007   Link

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