Still

A serene meditation on the cycle of life’s challenges. “Looks good from a distance / But the closer I come / It . . . becomes more daunting.” Although we might succeed in meeting this challenge, another one awaits, captured in the repeated use of “still.”—Rob Freedman, Rush Vault

“What an amazing song: so full of hopeful optimism and determination, and the groove during the verses is simply not to be missed. It is a song to listen to when the circumstances of life are bearing down upon you. Listening to it now, I think of my own difficult situations, and reflect on the economic struggles 2008 has brought. But as Lee reminds us, “These moments will pass.” And, at some point, we will overcome in our struggles, stand on top of the hill we were climbing, and look back with relief and great joy.”—Epignosis on Prog Archives

“‘Still’ is a much less heart-wrenching track [than ‘Slipping’] that’s still pleasant and emotional to the point where one wants to regain that comatose stare obtained sometime back around the second track.”—King By-Tor on Prog Archives

Lyrics

Trick of the light
Or just a loss of perspective
Flaw in the grand plan
Just the way it is

Looks good from a distance
But the closer I come
It . . . becomes more daunting
But these moments will pass

Still
Halfway up the hill
My fingers may bleed
But I’ve got to get there

Still
Standing on the hill
My spirit’s released
But I’ve got to get there

Lost in an abstract thought
Dazed and distracted
Winded yet still I’m caught
With a fragment of doubt
Slowed by reflection
But these moments will pass

Still
Halfway up the hill
My fingers may bleed
But I’ve got to get there

Still
Standing on the hill
My spirit’s released
But I’ve got to get there

It’s just confusion
An illusion
Easily overdone
Here comes resolution
Absolution

It’s not an illusion
Not a fiction
Easily overcome
Here comes revolution
Absolution

Trick of the light
Or just too much perspective
Looks good from a distance
But the closer I come
It becomes more daunting
But these moments will pass

Still

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~ by rvkeeper on April 3, 2011.

 
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