Music: Alex Lifeson
Lyrics: Neil Peart
Ten score years ago
Defeat the kingly foe
A wondrous dream came into being

Tame the trackless waste
No virgin land left chaste
All shining eyes but never seeing
Beneath the noble birth
Between the proudest words
Behind the beauty, cracks appear

Once with heads held high
They sang out to the sky
Why do their shadows bow in fear
Watch the cities rise
Another ship arrives

Earth’s melting pot, and ever growing
Fantastic dreams come true
Inventing something new
The greatest minds, but never knowing
The guns replace the plow
Facades are tarnished now
The principles have been betrayed

The dreams’s gone stale
But still let hope prevail
Hope that history’s debt won’t be repaid

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