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Fortune Telling, Neil Peart and Richard S Foster

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Celerity, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I was listening to Red Barchetta by Rush (As I so often do) and had an idea.

    I Was going to build a car based on and inspired by the Rush song. So I went out and got the lyrics. You music guys can sing along to the song, but I haven't found my inspiration yet... Until I read this..

    "Song inspired by ’a nice morning drive’, by richard s. foster"

    Richard S Foster you say ? Road and Track ? Now you car guys can sing along too ! I Googled it up, and found The original short story.

    My uncle has a country place, that no one knows about
    He says it used to be a farm, before the motor law
    And on sundays I elude the ’eyes’ and hop the turbine freight
    To far outside the wire, where my white-haired uncle waits.

    Jump to the ground
    As the turbo slows to cross the borderline
    Run like the wind,
    As excitement shivers up and down my spine
    Down in his barn
    My uncle preserved for me, an old machine ---
    For fifty-odd years
    To keep it as new has been his dearest dream

    I strip away the old debris, that hides a shining car
    A brilliant red barchetta, from a better, vanished time
    I fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar
    Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime...

    Wind in my hair ---
    Shifting and drifting ---
    Mechanical music ---
    Adrenalin surge ---

    Well-weathered leather
    Hot metal and oil
    The scented country air
    Sunlight on chrome
    The blur of the landscape
    Every nerve aware

    Suddenly, ahead of me, across the mountainside
    A gleaming alloy air-car shoots towards me, two lanes wide
    I spin around with shrieking tires, to run the deadly race
    Go screaming through the valley as another joins the chase

    Drive like the wind
    Straining the limits of machine and man
    Laughing out loud
    With fear and hope, I’ve got a desperate plan

    At the one-lane bridge
    I leave the giants stranded
    At the riverside
    Race back to the farm
    To dream with my uncle
    At the fireside...

    The Story is kinda neat, and a bit of what the people in the 70s were bitching about instead of our bitching about SUVs. You can see that the story remains the same, nothing changes.

    -> Steve

    HAH Yeah, I just opened up my old Vinyl.. Says right on it. Go figure.
  2. Slo86GT

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