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Will there be world enough and time for me to sing that song?
A voice so silent for so long
For all the years I had to get along,
They told me I was wrong
I never wanted to belong-I was so strong!

[Chorus]
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
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 spilled 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,

[Finale]
Oh, they tried to get me
Oh, they'll never forget



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    UnregisteredAug 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm
    These lyrics are "wrong" in the sense that they are incorrect; they are not what peart wrote. These wrong lyrics remain all over the net despite efforts to correct them. I guess the people who run these sites don't care.
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    UnregisteredJul 15, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    These lyrics are incorrect...

    Here are the real lyrics

    Will there be world enough and time for me to sing that song?
    A voice so silent for so long
    For all the 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, 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
    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
    Well, 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

    (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, 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
    A missing part of me that grows around me like a cage

    Oh - they tried to get me
    Oh - they'll never forget me

    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
    A missing part of me that grows around me like a cage
    A missing part of me that grows around me like a cage
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    UnregisteredJul 1, 2012 at 8:45 am
    "these lyrics are way, way wrong... " - i'd suggest not trying to tell one of the greatest lyricists, not to mention one of the best drummers, on the planet that his lyrics are "wrong".
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    UnregisteredJun 17, 2012 at 1:57 am
    These lyrics are way, way wrong... There's a lot of mistakes. I'd fix them but don't want to deal with registering just to do that.
  • u
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    UnregisteredJun 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    The character speaking is the anarchist "they told me i belonged. /i never wanted to belong! /i was so strong! " he feels that he has been deprived of things he deserves and the lack of these things is caging him.

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