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Limelight Lyrics

Rush - Moving Pictures
Band
Album

Moving Pictures

(1981)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresProgressive Rock, Hard Rock
LabelsAnthem Records, Mercury Records
Album rating :  94.2 / 100
Votes :  61
4. Limelight (4:21)
Track rating :  94.6 / 100       Votes :  16       [ ]
Living on a lighted stage
Approaches the unreal
For those who think and feel
In touch with some reality
Beyond the gilded cage.

Cast in this unlikely role
Ill-equipped to act
With insufficient tact
One must put up barriers
To keep oneself intact.

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.

Living in a fisheye lens,
Caught in the camera eye.
I have no heart to lie
I can't pretend a stranger
Is a long-awaited friend.

All the world's indeed a stage
And we are merely players:
Performers and portrayers,
Each another's audience
Outside the gilded cage.

Chorus
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Rush - Moving Pictures
Moving Pictures - Lyrics
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3.  YYZ Lyrics▶   4.  Limelight Lyrics
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Rush - Moving Pictures
Moving Pictures - Album Credits
Members
  • Geddy Lee : Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Bass Pedals, Mini Moog, Moog Taurus, Music (all tracks)
  • Alex Lifeson : Guitars, Moog Taurus, Music (tracks 1, 2, 4-7)
  • Neil Peart : Drums, Percussion, Timbales, Gong, Bells, Glockenspiel, Wind Chimes, Bell Tree, Lyrics (all tracks), Music (track 3)
Additional musicians
  • Hugh Syme : Keyboards (track 6)
  • Pye Dubois : Lyrics (track 1)
Other staff
  • Terry Brown : Producer, Mixing Engineer
  • Rush : Producer
  • Paul Northfield : Engineer
  • Robbie Whelan : Assistant Engineer
  • Peter Jensen : Digital Mastering Engineer
  • Bob Ludwig : Mastering, Remastering Engineer
  • Hugh Syme : Cover Art, Design, Cover Concept
  • Deborah Samuel : Photography
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