"Seven Cities Of Gold" as written by and Geddy Lee Weinrib Alex Lifeson....
A man can lose his past, in a country like this ? Wandering aimless ?
Parched and nameless ?
A Man could lose his way, in a country like this ? Canyons and cactus ?
Endless and trackless

Searching through grim eternity
Sculptured by prehistoric sea ?

Seven Cities of Gold ?
Stories that fired my imagination
Seven Cities of Gold ?
A splendid mirage in this desolation
Seven Cities of Gold ?
Glowing in my dreams, like hallucinations
Glitter in the sun like a revelation
Distant as a comet or a constellation

A man can lose himself, in a country like this
Rewrite the story ?
Recapture the glory ?
A man could lose his life, in a country like this ? Sunblind and friendless ?
Frozen and endless ?
The nights grow longer, the father I go

Wake to aching cold, and a deep Sahara of snow ?
That gleam in the distance could be heaven's gate

A long-awaited treasure at the end of my cruel fate


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"Seven Cities of Gold" as written by Geddy Lee Alex Lifeson

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    General CommentPerhaps a commentary on western culture, a shared fantasy of success that blinds us to what is truly valuable. The pursuit of this material pipedream leads us down a path that helps us lose who we are. i see this tying into the theme of the album by reminding us that true spirituality connects us with life, not wealth.
    ufeudon October 09, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationOr.... It could be about Ancient Babylon. The first 'empire' that was founded by Nimrod, "A warrior against God" It's long believed that he, his 'family' and their "spiritual rituals" formed and began Satan's counterfeit 'Church' of Christ...which really IS an organized "church religion" as we know it. It's a diversion to Christlikeness.
    So began Religion, Man's laws governing it and it continues decieving many against living a life of true Christianity, which is about relationship, not religion.
    Rush also references "heavens gate" which is well known to be associated with the 'tower of Babyl'...another man made 'path to god'. Nimrod's wife, Semeramis, even setup a mock 'resurrection' of Tamuz, her son. Thus creating the counterfeit "queen of heaven" and her 'resurrected miracle boy'. Sound familiar?
    LerxstBytoron October 09, 2014   Link
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    General CommentHoly Shite! This might contain the coolest riff ever? Can't wait to see it live!
    bs1on June 16, 2012   Link

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