"Wish Them Well" as written by and Neil Peart Alex Lifeson....
All that you can do is wish them well
All that you can do is wish them well [x2]

Spirits turned bitter by the poison of envy
Always angry and dissatisfied
Even the lost ones, the frightened and mean ones
Even the ones with a devil inside

Thank your stars you're not that way
Turn your back and walk away
Don't even pause and ask them why
Turn around and say goodbye

All that you can do is wish them well
All that you can do is wish them well

People who judge without a measure of mercy
All the victims who will never learn
Even the lost ones, you can only give up on
Even the ones who make you burn

Thank your stars you're not that way
Turn your back and walk away

Don't even pause and ask them why
Turn around and say goodbye [x2]

The ones who've done you wrong
The ones who pretended to be so strong
The grudges you've held for so long
It's not worth singing that same sad song [x2]

Thank your stars you're not that way
Turn your back and walk away
Don't even pause and ask them why
Turn around and say goodbye [x2]

All that you can do is wish them well
All that you can do is wish them well
All that you can do is wish them well

Even though you're going through hell
Just keep on going
Let the demons dwell

Just wish them well


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"Wish Them Well" as written by Geddy Lee Alex Lifeson

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    General Commentevery new song that i listen to of rush i'm amazed and thankful for being alive to be part of that miracle called RUSH- that's a great example how rush teaches us how to get better even if your going through hell..

    thanks RUSH/
    RUSH2112fanon June 17, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI'm glad that Neil wrote lyrics about the issue of how we deal with those who have done us wrong -- and for thier own sake as I view things. That not only includes certian types of people but also groups of them; goverments, corporate owners, and all that serve for them.
    kinglerxst2112on June 16, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about religious people who try to tell non-believers that they are going to burn in Hell if they don't accept Jesus. He's saying that you can't get them to see your point of view, so all you can do is wish them well and go on about your life.

    The lyrics are vague enough that they could apply to any situation in which one person or group is so strident in their position that they can't be bothered to consider alternative viewpoints. However, the religious references (spirits, the devil, judgment/mercy, hell, and demons) make me think he's referring to religious people, particularly fundamentalist Christians.
    Zepfreakon March 23, 2015   Link

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