"The Larger Bowl" as written by and Neil Peart Alex Lifeson....
If we're so much the same like I always hear
Why such different fortunes and fates?
Some of us live in a cloud of fear
Some live behind iron gates

Why such different fortunes and fates?
Some are blessed and some are cursed
Some live behind iron gates
While others see only the worst

Some are blessed and some are cursed
The golden one or scarred from birth
While others only see the worst
Such a lot of pain on the earth

The golden one or scarred from birth
Somethings can never be changed
Such a lot of pain on this earth
It's somehow so badly arranged

Somethings can never be changed
Some reasons will never come clear
It's somehow so badly arranged
If we're so much the same like I always hear

Some are blessed and some are cursed
The golden one or scarred from birth
While others only see the worst
Such a lot of pain on the earth

Some are blessed and some are cursed
The golden one or scarred from birth
While others only see the worst
Such a lot of pain on the earth
Such a lot of pain on the earth

Some are blessed and some are cursed
The golden one or scarred from birth
While others only see the worst
Such a lot of pain on the earth
Some are blessed and some are cursed
The golden one or scarred from birth
While others only see the worst
Such a lot of pain on the earth

Such a lot of pain
Such a lot of pain
Such a lot of pain on the earth


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"The Larger Bowl" as written by Geddy Lee Weinrib Alex Lifeson

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    General CommentWe are all human. We are all not that much different from each other. The color of skin, the wealth that we may or may not have, the pretty ones, the ugly ones, there are so many classes or groups. We are all the same in the end. We all share this planet.
    Whose idea was it to make the world as it is now, anyway?
    socket462on April 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm amazed, this is Neil's lyric writing at his most conversational. This is an understated wonder of a song.
    BMaloneyon May 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is simply AMAZING, one of my many reasons to get the album...good lord...i totally get this song. excellent work.
    Cold_Steel_Hearton September 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis songs means a lot to me. Catching them at the Xcel Energy Center on September 9th...added that visual touch to this wonderful tune. Socket has got it, their comparisons of what is good and bad was dead on with my own beliefs. It was also a very brilliant way to end the song with the apple trees. It made me cherish and love the song....even more!

    Thank you Rush, Vapor Trails was bad ass but Snakes & Arrows is even better! I'll be shocked if the next album (if there is one) is better than Snakes & Arrows.
    dicklegzon September 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNice song.
    Lyrically its pretty simple - and tbh, Rush have already done this whole argument a few times before.
    i think the line structure is interesting in that it repeats lines but in different places to where they'd normally be...
    definitely not the best on Snakes & Arrows though, but good nonetheless.
    jeemson May 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJeems, the song repeats itself because it is a pantoum :P
    TJrushfanon December 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commentone of my fave song from S&A.

    and it's pantoum or pantun in indonesia.
    pantoum is one of our tradition. i used to play pantoum with my friends.

    and my band hero do the pantoum for the album that was great. as indonesian is an honor to me that neil used pantoum for the way he wrote this lyrics
    vapoon September 14, 2010   Link

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