"The Fountain Of Lamneth" as written by and Nile Rodgers Bernard Edwards....
[Chorus: x 2]

Life going nowhere - lost you don´t care
Got no job, no money, no love - and got no honey
Bills are growing through the roof - tell you what you gotta do
Max to the max - it´s jusagroove

[Chorus]

Look before you leap - think before you speak
Loose lips sink ships - head trips could make you slip
So be cool - don´t be a fool
Tell you what you gotta do - max to the max - it´s jusagroove

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Just shoot your best shot - it might hit the spot
But don´t lose your cool - because life should be - jusagroove

Life going nowhere - lost you don´t care
Got no job, no money, no love - and got no honey
Bills are growing through the roof - tell you what you gotta do
Max to the max - it´s jusagroove

[Chorus]

Jusagroove baby - Jusagroove - Jusagroove - Jusagroove
Jusagroove baby - Jusagroove - Jusagroove - Jusagroove
Jusagroove baby - Jusagroove - Jusagroove - Jusagroove


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"The Fountain of Lamneth" as written by Nile Rodgers Bernard Edwards

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  • +3
    General CommentTo fully appreciate the magnitude and depths of this song it must be listened to many times over...but one day you will get it and when you do you will never dismiss its greatness again..you will never cease to listen to it...it will stay with you forever...I truly love Rush with ever fibre of my being...their music has meant so much to me in some very dark days..and i thank them for it
    magicalrushon July 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThat's rather unfortunate because LSD was first synthesized in 1938 by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann.

    This song doesn't have any drug overtones, it's just another one of Neil Peart's adventures in song form. A darn good one at that.
    BMaloneyon January 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this song is about life in general."I am born" gives a hint. And that "life is a candle"and that dreams need to fuel it. The first Rush that made me realize how special Rush is
    RushRuleson November 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDidacts and Narpets basically means teachers and parents. Neil mentions it in an interview. You can look didact up in the dictionary or online. Narpets is an anagram for parents. The title along with the lyrics tells me that this section is about the protagonist going through adolescence, trying to form an understanding of right and wrong through interactions and conflicts with authority figures. As for LSD references, I'm still doubtful. 99% of the supposed references on that egodeath link are just BS. Anyone who's not currently on LSD should be able to see that for themselves. That link also seems to be the only place trying to link "Cask of '43" with the initial LSD experiments. Cask of '43 to me always just sounded like the sort of thing Tolkien would have written, and I always assumed that was where Peart got it. The idea that the "eyes open very wide" line is another reference seems incredibly far-fetched. Given the placement in the song, between birth and being introduced to "the one who soothes and feeds"(mother), I don't think he's talking about an acid trip here either.
    Stickymongooseon October 12, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI had not listened to Caress of Steel in a few years and happily just went through it a few times over the weekend. One of their "weakest" recordings by the band memebers' own admission, I think it rocks ass. Sounds quite dated in 2012 of course but for anyone looking for rock music with depth you can't go wrong.
    jdm2112on May 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment[II. Didacts and Narpets]

    Stay! Go!
    Work! No!
    Learn! Live!
    Earn! Give!
    Stay or fight? What's right?
    Listen!


    there were some lyrics missing, there they are

    i can't belive nobody has said anything about this song, some new rush fans might be intimidated by the length, but if you havn't listened to it yet, just give it a try, it is, in my oppinion, the best rush song, and if you don't agree with that, at least agree that its one of their best

    the song's pretty straight forward, it says the meaning near the end: "Life is just the candle,
    and a dream must give it flame."
    Necromanceron December 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTotally agree with you. Definitely one of Rush's best songs!
    DarkStarRisingon February 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing piece of music. Unlike other "epic" songs by the likes of Opeth, this one actually manages to hold your attention, until its conclusion. Bacchus Plateau is just fantastic, what a melody! Further evidence, if it were ever needed, that Rush are the best band ever.
    Razormasticatoron May 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that the song is more so about how we all try so hard in life to reach a goal, only to not be satisfied with it when we get it, hence the lines "Now at last I fall before The Fountain of Lamneth. I thought I would be singing, but I'm tired, out of breath." and "I'm forever at the start"
    Augon February 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely right, Aug. The song touches on all the different aspects of life, from the point where we take responsibility for our lives thinking that we will do better than anyone else to the point where we realize that it's not so easy after all to the point where we reach the end only to find that the answer wasn't there after all... it was the journey getting there that our lives consist of.
    soze_umamaon February 22, 2006   Link

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