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The Camera Eye Lyrics

Rush - Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures

TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresProgressive Rock, Hard Rock
LabelsAnthem Records, Mercury Records
Album rating :  94.4 / 100
Votes :  62
5. The Camera Eye (10:58)
Track rating :  91.7 / 100       Votes :  14       [ ]
I. Grim-faced and forbidding
Their faces closed tight
An angular mass of New Yorkers
Pacing in rhythm
Race the oncoming night
They chase through the streets of Manhattan
Head-first humanity
Pause at a light
Then flow through the streets of the city

They seem oblivious
To a soft spring rain
Like an English rain
So light, yet endless
From a leaden sky

The buildings are lost
In their limitless rise
My feet catch the pulse
And the purposeful stride

I feel the sense of possibilities
I feel the wrench of hard realities
The focus is sharp in the city

Wide-angle watcher
On life's ancient tales
Steeped in the history of London

Green and grey washes
In a wispy white veil
Mist in the streets of Westminster
Wistful and weathered
The pride still prevails
Alive in the streets of the city

Are they oblivious
To this quality?
A quality
Of light unique to
Every city's streets

Pavements may teem
With intense energy
But the city is calm
In this violent sea
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Rush - Moving Pictures
Moving Pictures - Lyrics
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3.  YYZ Lyrics4.  Limelight Lyrics
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7.  Vital Signs Lyrics
Rush - Moving Pictures
Moving Pictures - Album Credits
  • 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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