"Between Sun and Moon" as written by and Alex Lifeson Paul Philip Woods....
There is a lake between sun and moon
Not too many know about
In the silence between whisper and shout
The space between wonder and doubt

This is a fine place
Shining face to face
Those bonfire lights in the mirror of sky
The space between wonder and why

Ahh yes to yes to ahh ahh to yes
Why the sun why the sun

There is a fine line between love and illusion
A fine place to penetrate
The gap between actor and act
The lens between wishes and fact

This is a fine place
To hesitate
Those bonfire lights in the lake of sky
The time between wonder and why

Some need to pray to the sun at high noon
Some need to howl at the midwinter moon
Reborn and baptized in a moment of grace
We just need a break
From the headlong race

Ahh yes to yes to ahh ahh to yes
Why the sun why the sun

This is a fine place, shining face to face
These bonfire lights in the mirrored sky
The space between wonder and why

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"Between Sun & Moon" as written by Neil Elwood Peart Dubois Pye


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    General CommentTaken from 2112.net:

    "There Is a Lake Between Sun & Moon" by Pye Dubois, 1992"

    This is the original poem submitted to Rush which was revised and released as the song "Between Sun & Moon". Pye read the poem at the second annual Kumbaya Festival, Sept. 4, 1994, at the Forum in Toronto. The linernotes of the cd release commemorating the event, Kumbaya 1995, contains a transcript of the poem, although the cd does not contain the reading. The cd does, however, contain Alex Lifeson's jam with other Canadian musicians on "All Along the Watchtower".
    FenJazzon May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song freaks me out.
    everyday_gloryon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSEX!!!!!
    JYZdrummeron September 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYes, exactly.
    geddysgirlon September 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow, I never thought of this song about sex... I suppose it COULD be about sex, but this line throws it off:
    "There is a lake between the sun and the moon
    Not too many know about"

    Not too many know about? No way is that sex!! Lol! I think the song's actually about simplicity and balance
    CloudyStrifeon August 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWow this song is awesome. I love the way Geddy sings the "Ahh, yes to yes to ahh to yess" part. That sounds totally cool, and Neil does some pretty cool work in the background the second time he says that. Wish they were playing this song in the Time Machine Tour! :) oh well, the already have some great songs being played there... can't wait for Sunday!!
    smartykat37on September 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNot a huge Rush fan *blush* but I never knew how amazing their poetry/imagery is! Feel like huffing them so here goes nothing (in a Rush)

    The moments when we hesitate between a "whisper and a shout," "between wonder and doubt" is much like a deep lake where the suface is smooth elluding the unknown; the depths. It is when you hesitate and take it in to contemplate these depths that you discover.

    Also, planet Earth whose surface is covered in mainly oceans is like a great lake between the sun and the moon. When the earth, moon and sun align, the earth's shaddow completely blocks the light of the moon allowing for the full dark to reveal "bonfire lights in the mirror of the sky." Ahh, the wonder! Ancient men wondered such things and prayed to the winter and summer solstices; "what be these glorious lights in the deep of night?"....Ahh yes to yes....Why, the sun!! But, why?!

    Perhaps god? From the ancients who worshiped the sun to modern man who worships a man or god, such is another time to pause and hesitate somewhere between the wonder and the doubt.

    And those night-lights we marvel at, some no longer exist, yet we are see their ancient light that has traveled vast expances of space to reach our eyes...a grand illusion! Is love like that? We can see it's light with our eyes, or we can magnify it through a lense, but is it real or just a wish? Much easier to ponder upon the stars, but people and matters of the heart are much more ellusive!

    And while we seem so miniscule and small, when compared to the vast spaces between, we do revolve the sun, and the sky is but a mirror to reflect that we ARE part of it all, each light we see is but another sun! What a RUSH! *tingles*
    driftingdreameron July 11, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThere is a lake between sun and moon ...Not too many know about

    Answered in the Corpus Hermeticism.

    3. Therefore, 0 Tat, God has given the Word to all men to partake
    in, but not so with Nous. He was not jealous, for jealousy of any
    one 8 does not originate from there, but is created in the souls of
    men who have no Nous.

    Tat - Then why , 0 father, has God not given to everyone a share
    of Nous?

    H - He willed, my son, to set it up as a prize before souls.

    4. Tat - And where did he set it up?

    H - He filled a great bowl with Nous and sent it down, and he
    appointed a herald to make this announcement to the hearts of

    'Plunge into this bowl, if you can, having faith that you will rise
    to him that sent down the bowl, realizing why you came into being.'
    stephen t.on January 27, 2017   Link

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