Rush - Spirit of Radio - Live at Toronto Rocks 2003
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Rush - Spirit of Radio - Live at Toronto Rocks 2003




"The Spirit of Radio" is a song released in 1980 by the Canadian rock band Rush from their album Permanent Waves. The song's name was inspired by Toronto radio station CFNY-FM's slogan. It was significant in the growing popularity of the band, becoming their first top 30 single in Canada and reaching number 51 on the US Hot 100.



Lyrics


Begin the day

With a friendly voice

A companion, unobtrusive

Plays that song that's so elusive

And the magic music makes your morning mood


Off on your way

Hit the open road

There is magic at your fingers

For the spirit ever lingers

Undemanding contact

In your happy solitude


Invisible airwaves

Crackle with life

Bright antennae bristle

With the energy

Emotional feedback

On a timeless wavelength

Bearing a gift beyond price

Almost free


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, yeah


Invisible airwaves

Crackle with life

Bright antennae bristle

With the energy

Emotional feedback

On a timeless wavelength

Bearing a gift beyond price

Almost free


For the words of the profits

Were written on the studio wall

Concert hall

And echoes with the sounds, of salesmen, of salesmen, of salesmen



Songwriters: Alex Zivojinovich / Gary Lee Weinrib / Neil Elwood Peart

The Spirit of Radio lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Ole Media Management Lp





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