10 March, 2005

Show Me - Don't Tell Me

Short musical interlude -

How many times do you hear it?
it goes on all day long
everyone knows everything
no one's ever wrong
until later

who can you believe?
it's hard to play it safe
but apart from a few good friends
we don't take anything on faith
until later

Show don't tell

Show me don't tell me
You've figured out the score
Show me don't tell me
I've heard it all before
Show me don't tell me
I don't care what you say
Show me don't tell me

You can twist perceptions
reality won't budge
you can raise objections
I will be the judge
and the jury

I'll give it due reflection
watching from the fence
give the jury direction
based on the evidence
I, the jury

Show me don't tell me
Hey order in the court
Show me don't tell me
Let's try to keep it short
Show me don't tell me
Enough of your demands
Show me don't tell me
Witness take the stand
Show me don't tell me

Show me don't tell me
Hey order in the court
Show me don't tell me
Let's try to keep it short
Show me don't tell me
I don't care what you say
Show me don't tell me
Let's see Exhibit A

Show Don't Tell
Lyric by Neil Peart
From the album "Presto" by Rush
© 1989 Core Music Publishing


Through my life, I have been drawn to music with a message. For me, the music of Rush has a timeless quality in this respect. There is a philosophical root that is unique in comtemporary music. I have been a fan of the group since they first appeared on the music scene in 1974. Their lyrics are intellegent and finely crafted and the musicianship is superlative. My exploration into the works of Ayn Rand was perhaps first initiated by this band.

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