Limelight Rush Meaning Essay

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The Gilded Cage Limelight by Rush Limelight is a song of great meaning and it delivers a message to those who listen carefully to it. Throughout the song it states that success isn’t it all what it seems, it can actually be quite difficult and stressful for some, even though it may appear like a one-in-a-million chance. One key example of this that can be found in the lyrics is these lines. “Living in the limelight the universal dream, for those who wish to seem, those who wish to be must put aside the alienation get on with the fascination the real relation the underlying theme.” This part of the song is very important because it tells the truth about what most people think about fame but it also gives the perspective of someone who is famous (Neil Peart). This is helpful to the listener because they have a better understanding of the pressure that is associated with being famous. In addition to my first point about this song, I feel that it is important to know that the drummer of this band Neil Peart was the one having difficulty coping with this when their music careers were taking off. Without his feelings towards the life of fame at this particular moment in the band we may never have seen a song this good with such an important message. His feelings about being in the limelight and his difficulty with coming to grips about fame created a sudden lack of privacy and sudden demands on his time. He expressed his thoughts and views of fame through song and by doing this he realized that he could cope with it. This is because he knew that he was continuing to make millions of fans around the world still very happy. That is why he still does it to this day. Even though sometimes we may feel outside of our comfort zone it is completely normal. It is a part of who we are as humans. For some it might be harder but if you remember why you got involved in the first

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