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I turn my back to the wind
To catch my breath
Before I start off again
Driven on without a moment to spend
To pass an evening
With a drink and a friend.

I let my skin get too thin
I'd like to pause
No matter what I pretend
Like some pilgrim who learns to transcend
Learns to live as if each step was the end.

Time stand still
I'm not looking back
But I want to look around me now
See more of the people
And the places that surround me now.

Freeze this moment
A little bit longer
Make each sensation
A little bit stronger
Experience slips away.

I turn my face to the sun
Close my eyes
Let my defenses down
All those wounds
That I can't get unwound.

I let my past go too fast
No time to pause
If I could slow it all down
Like some captain
Whose ship runs aground
I can wait until the tide
Comes around.

Make each impression
A little bit stronger
Freeze this motion
A little bit longer
The innocence slips away.

Summer's going fast
Nights growing colder
Children growing up
Old friends growing older
Experience slips away.



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    UnregisteredAug 22, 2012 at 12:40 am
    He's asking time to stop going so fast and taking time to appreciate the moment that he is in. Something has him stuck and he's feeling like he can't make the time for right now.
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    UnregisteredJun 10, 2012 at 1:27 am
    Rush has always been one of my fav bands l have always liked this song but never really got until today. I'm 52 yrs old found out i have prostate cancer about a month ago. I know i will be fine but as i was mowing i realized what this song was really all about. We have to take every moment to enjoy what we are doing, take the time to do what ever it is you are doing and make it worth doing. For someone as young as geddy lee to get that at such a young age is a true attribute to his writing. I am a cyclist in pretty good shape love hanging around with me friends but i take way to much of it for granite. This is the 2nd song that brought real tears to me the first was a new group called "love like gravity" the song is "dig" completely different meanings but for me one is about your past and enjoying every moment. The other is get out of your funk and do something about it.

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