“Everybody’s Got Mixed Feelings About The Function And The Form; Everybody’s Got To Deviate From The Norm” – RUSH – Vital Signs

Contemplating the Frank Zappa quote,

” Without Deviation From The Norm, Progress Is Not Possible. “,

reminded me of the classic song, “Vital Signs”, written by Neil Peart, performed by RUSH from the 1981 album, “Moving Pictures”.

“Vital Signs”

Unstable condition: A symptom of life
In mental, And environmental
Change

Atmospheric disturbance–The feverish flux
Of human interface And interchange

The impulse is pure–Sometimes our circuits get shorted,
By external interference

Signals get crossed–And the balance distorted
By internal incoherence

A tired mind become a shape-shifter
Everybody need a mood lifter
Everybody need reverse polarity
Everybody’s got mixed feelings
About the function and the form
Everybody’s got to deviate
From the norm

An ounce of perception, A pound of obscure.
Process information at half speed.
Pause, rewind, replay, | Worn memory chip,
Random sample, hold the one you need.

Leave out the fiction–The fact is; This friction
Will only be worn by persistence

Leave out conditions–Courageous convictions
Will drag the dream into existence

A tired mind become a shape-shifter
Everybody need a soft filter
Everybody need reverse polarity
Everybody’s got mixed feelings
About the function and the form
Everybody’s got to elevate
From the norm

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