"Cinderella Man" as written by and Geddy Lee Weinrib Alex Lifeson....
A modest man from Mandrake
Traveled rich to the city
He had a need to discover
A use for his newly-found wealth

Because he was human
Because he had goodness
Because he was moral
They called him insane

Delusions of grandeur
Visions of splendor
A manic-depressive
He walks in the rain

Eyes wide open
Heart undefended
Innocence untarnished

Cinderella Man
Doing what you can
They can't understand
What it means

Cinderella Man
Hang on to your plans
Try as they might
They cannot steal your dreams, whoa

In the betrayal of his love, he awakened
To face a world of cold reality
And a look in the eyes of the hungry
Awakened him to what he could do

He held up his riches
To challenge the hungry
Purposeful motion
For one so insane

They tried to fight him
Just couldn't beat him
This manic-depressive
Who walks in the rain

Cinderella Man
Doing what you can
They can't understand
What it means

Cinderella Man
Hang on to your plans
Try as they might
They cannot steal your dreams


Lyrics submitted by shed27

"Cinderella Man" as written by Alex Zivojinovich Gary Lee Weinrib

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    General CommentYes, "Mr Deeds Goes to town" The song is based on this story/movie. An old movie with Gary Cooper from the 30's! It's a real good old movie. Some things don't change about people. I recommend renting it. I saw it years ago.
    galapoheroson October 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnother fabulously moving, musical masterpiece by the most talented musicians ever....Thanks for all the years of staying true to yourselves, and never failing to amaze and educate us with your work...Here's to the greatest band ever....Geddy, Alex and Neil....Thank you.
    mjishereon August 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really wish they utilized the first intro riff a bit more, thats one of my favorites.

    All in all, great song :D
    guitarguy93on February 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf only more people could be like "him"...
    DasBear017on August 31, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about FREE WILL and how our society of Greed, Lust and Hate views ANYONE who publicly lives through the pure vibration of Love. "They", the ruling elites, can't understand people of this ilk because they cannot experience Love when they live through the vibration of Hate. Thus, society attacks all those that offer Love on a grand scale...Mahatma Gandhi, John and Robert Kennedy, MLK, Malcolm X, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Bill Hicks, George Harrison...they all became the targets of a society hell-bent on keeping their nefarious control over us...

    "Because he was human
    Because he had goodness
    Because he was moral
    They called him insane"

    But the ultimate "message" to the song were the lines,

    "Cinderella Man
    Hang on to your plans
    Try as they might
    They cannot steal your dreams"

    Remember this, that all the Illuminati, the ruling elites, can do is to INTIMIDATE us to operate out of Fear, instead of Love. Because ALL of us have been gifted with FREE WILL, no matter how much money the Rockefeller's possess, it is YOU that controls your own destiny by the free will decisions you make in every moment...and NO ONE can ever take that away from you!

    All society does is to attempt to "pull the wool over our eyes" by controlling the narrative of what goes on in the "out there". Thus, Politicians and the Mainstream Media have become their two most powerful weapons...because all these two devices tell us is that the world is BAD, we are WEAK, and we NEED them to "keep us safe"...all so that they can rape this Earth to acquire more wealth and more power...when all that matters is LOVE...pure and simple.

    As Jim Morrison and Mahatma Gandhi used to say, Life is merely a choice in every moment between Love or Fear...
    CharlieFreakon December 22, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother song i absolutely fell in love with, maybe it's just rush. Very good stuff this is. It talks of a man who is a dreamer, who tries to do good things but is missunderstood. I identify with this song completely, in a different way, I'm not rich (wouldn't that be nice) but in the way that he is. I suggest everyone downloads this song.
    shorty415on May 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentunbelieveable song...i love this song live...especically on Exit Stage Left where the entire audience sings every lyric with Geddy
    shed27on June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^^ oops, thought i clicked on Closer to the Heart
    not one of my fav. Rush songs, but still a good one
    shed27on June 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwritten about the origional version of mr. deeds, which i think is mr. deeds goes to washington. the remake stars adam sandler. correct me if im wrong about the origional.
    beemer11on April 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is ****ing AMAZING!!!!

    I would definitely like to watch the original Mr. Deeds....the one with Adam Sandler...I dont know...I wasn't a big fan of it...I think the original might be better

    I just think the lyrics are amzaing...and the beat is amazing!

    "Because he was human
    Because he had goodness
    Because he was moral
    They called him insane "

    ^i absolutely love that part...

    another fantastic song by Rush....
    steel07on January 12, 2006   Link

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