"My Favorite Headache" as written by Ben Mink and Geddy Lee....
One man standing on the plains of Abraham
Watching the damaged sunrise
One man standing near the edge of a quiet breakdown

I watch the sea, it helps to anchor me
I watch the sea, it helps to anchor me

Once you start hiding you keep on hiding
Till your paranoia calms down
Once you start watching you keep on watching
Till you're tied up and your spell bound

Just between the ice ages anyway
I want to talk, but I haven't got too much to say
I don't mean to be so Nihilistic
Forgive me if I seem to be too realistic

Once you start running you keep on running
Till your muscles start to break down
Once you start falling you keep on falling
Till you hit the cold cold ground

I watch TV - What do you want from me?
I watch TV - What do you want from me?

Just between the ice ages anyway
I want to talk, I haven't got enough to say
I don't mean to be so nihilistic
Forgive me if I seem to be too realistic

Once you start hiding you keep on hiding
Till you feel you're safe and sound
Once you start watching you keep on watching
Till you're tied up and you're spell bound

I watch the sea, it helps to anchor me
I watch the sea, I saw it on TV


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"My Favorite Headache" as written by Geddy Lee Ben Mink

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    General Commenti was hope'n to hear what people think this song is about cuz i have pretty much no idea, i love rush so when i heard of this album i have to listin to it. i dont like all the songs but whats geddy with out alex and neal but he did pretty good with out them, ok and im goin to add the lyrics to the rest of the songs on this album if it doesnt take too long
    *Modest_ Mouse*on August 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNot too sure, but here's a thought. Is it a comment on the almost stupifying effect of TV on our societies? We hide away and become spellbound by TV - a bit like watching the sea (which I love to do!) or a sunrise/sunset? Has TV replaced these things? Not too sure of the significance of The Plains of Abraham, which I'm pretty sure is referring to the park in Quebec and "standing near the edge of a quiet breakdown"? Hmm ... good track but not my fave on the album.
    oggy99on September 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love how dark this record is truly awsome im a huge fan of rush
    fadingmemoryon March 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think Teddy Lee, though a great musician, is not a very good luracist, Neil Peart always did that part for him, and he was just trying to sound intellectual like Neil
    roblawhon2on September 07, 2017   Link
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    General CommentGeddy Not Teddy
    roblawhon2on September 07, 2017   Link
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    General CommentThe best gawdamn bassis ever though
    roblawhon2on September 07, 2017   Link

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