Song Of The Day: Rush, “The Trees”

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Rush drummer Neil Peart died last week at the age of 67. We’ll be honest and truthfully admit to having only a casual relationship with the Canadian trio. Even though we didn’t develop an obsessive love for their albums like many of our friends did, we did enjoy moments here and there. Our favorite would have to be 1977’s single “The Trees”.  Taken from their album Hemispheres, it’s a powerful fantasy rock song that reimagines the futility and absurdity of human conflict as told through trees fighting a war with each other. Unsurprisingly, it became one of the most beloved Rush songs. Silly? Perhaps on paper, but in execution, it’s a fine rock song, and one of Peart’s masterpieces.

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