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Old 08-04-2006, 04:29 PM
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Re: The most important sentences in prog rock lyrics

Originally Posted by lamour
(it's from "Natural Science" on Rush's _Permanent Waves_ album)
From the same album - a quote that to me sums up the dichotomy between art for art's sake and art for money.

"All this machinery making modern music can still be open-hearted
Not so coldly charted, it's really just a question of your honesty - yeah, your honesty

One likes to believe in the freedom of music
But glittering prizes and endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity"
Feels like I'm fiddling while Rome is burning down.
Think I'll lay my fiddle down, take a rifle from the ground!
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