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Released: February 20th, 2013
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GEDDY LEE bass guitar, keyboards, bass pedals, vocals
ALEX LIFESON guitars, keyboards
NEIL PEART drums and cymbals
Produced by Nick Raskulinecz and Rush
Engineered and Mixed by Richard Chycki
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York NY
Assisted by Matt Coles
Arrangements by Rush and Nick Raskulinecz
Management: Ray Danniels
Executive Production: Pegi Cecconi, Liam Birt
President: Liam Birt
Equipment supervision: Lorne "Gump" Wheaton, Scott Appleton, John "Skully" McIntosh
Art Direction, Design, and Horologist: Hugh Syme
(c) 2012 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc.
For the world outside of the United States excluding Canada. Lyrics reprinted by permission.
All Rights Reserved.
Music and lyrics by Lee/Lifeson/Peart
Published by Core Music Publishing (SOCAN/SESAC)
Track Listing (click on any track for the lyrics)
1. The Anarchist [Radio Edit] (4:18)
1. The Anarchist [Album Edit] (6:52)
WALKING AMONG THE PEOPLE - who are so content, so blind - the Anarchist hears the pedlar's call, and sneers derisively. "What do I lack? Ah ... vengeance?"
Will there be world enough and time for me to sing that song?
A voice so silent for so long
For all those years I had to get along, they told me I was wrong
I never wanted to belong - I was so strong
I lack their smiles and their diamonds; I lack their happiness and love
I envy them for all those things, I never got my fair share of
The lenses inside of me that paint the world black
The pools of poison, the scarlet mist, that spill over into rage
The things I've always been denied
An early promise that somehow died
A missing part of me that grows around me like a cage
In all your science of the mind, seeking blind through flesh and bone
Find the blood inside this stone
What I know, I've never shown; what I feel, I've always known
I plan my vengeance on my own - and I was always alone
Oh - They tried to get me
Oh - They'll never forget me
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