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Tom Sawyer

by Rush

Features of This Track

electric rock instrumentation
great musicianship
repetitive melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
demanding instrumental part writing
major key tonality
electric guitar riffs
an electric guitar solo
a dynamic male vocalist
heavy instrumental improvisation
intricate arranging

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It's impossible to not air drum to this song.
Josh Reddick
You now RUSH is the intelligent mans band
nicslager
Love this album,song,a n d band
Peace
It aint easy bein cheesy

Anyone get it?
nicslager
Rush... the greatest
kpmraz123
Such a classic.
One of the best Rush songs.
1498966006
Carefree and Loving Life DG xxxxoooo
Being care Free ==That's Me-XX.OOOOOO O O O O O
It ain't easy being cheesy
Great song, and Neil pert is one if not the best drummer in history. But that's my opinion. I'm a 13 year old drummer who loves rock.
Tom Sawyer is, I think, a metaphor for the USA. Young and energetic and brag and in attire and wonderful and amazing. Geddy lee for president! Yes I know he's Canasian, but we can amend the constitution just this once.
markdaume
Rush is one of the few bands that I still haven't seen in concert. I really would like to.
stgeorgewedd i n g c a k e s
Its about being care free like the orginal tom sawyer was
Love this song have no idea what its about
Jam
Whoo.
When somebody says"hey, I know what Rush is!"and they say their favorite song is tom sawyer -_-
Love that bass
Frigg yeah !!! Awesome awesome song with great energy..
O
Sayer, check your spelling Luc.
well stick your Dickens to me, it feels good. I had my authors confused, I graduated a long time ago, and none of it really mattered to me, I am an educated dumbass at best. If you don't apply it, it leaves you eventually.
I used to like this song but I don't anymore - tired of it; drums still sound good though...
The best day of school ever was when this song came on during weights class...kick a s s !
Greatest song ever. No doubt. Rush is one of the greatest bands ever
long love rush
vic_dlg
Love rush they so rock and roll jam
danolson68
Seeing them next week in Portland for the 9th time...
First album I ever bought was " All the worlds a stage, live " in 1980. I've been hooked ever since. Introduced Rush to the East San Fernando Valley, San Fernando High School, in 1981. The release of Moving Pictures Album made Rush like able to all races. I believe that's what made Rush who they are today. Greatest band ever, and we've seen a lot of bands and concerts. Cal Jams as well.
Tonight, the (so called) Rock & Roll Hall o' Fame finally undoes a grave injustice by finally inducting these guys. Only took 20-something years from the time they were eligible for induction until now.
fordgt.coope r
Monday has life finally
| Always hopeful yet discontent | He know changes aren't permanent, but change is | Hardly sounds like a robotic response to me, but whatever the artist's intent, what you get out of it is up to you.
Yep, definitely Twain. I'd say his literary triumph is Huckleberry Finn, but that doesn't fit the meter of the song too well (LOL).
Best band ever love rush
Interesting comment MLDAVE ... About confusions of youth, misguided ness etc in so many words ... Being that Dickens didn't write Tom Sayer ... It was Twain ... I supposed you have brought your judgement of people being robotic an what not by using yourself as the example ... Well played dumbass
Follow me i follow bak
masonjar1118
Three of the greatest living musicians on the planet. Rush. Nuff said.
roco.6078
makes you say, hmmmmmmmmmm. . .
Love it.
Crap
Wonder how Charles Dickens would feel about Rush's Tom Sawyer. Sounds like a possibly confused and disturbed youth trying to make some since of what information is out there for the taking and how to apply it to his own living being. What to believe and what someone else might be trying to sell him or sell him for. So he has become a sort of mechanical or robotic figure like many of us eventually do.
Absolutely bjgause, i seen Rush in 91', one of the best shows i've seen. Ranks in the top 3 and i've seen at least 100 bands.
was lucky enough to see them in concert last month (and they sold out..!! Says something about them~still going strong..!!!! ! ) and it was A~FREAKIN~MA Z I N G ...!!!!!!! Definitely goes down as an all time favorite show for me ..! Metallica is next on my must see list ... Seen ALOT of concerts in my days ~ but alot I haven't and want to see as well ..!! If you get a chance to see Rush ~> go see them..!!!!
jbrunner41
Three incredible musicians... . w h a t a rush!!
They just don't write songs like this anymore.
Saw 'em several times since the early 90s. My town, San Antonio, TX, was one of the 1st places in the US where they broke big. 1st show here was in Oct '75 or '76 at a small club. Cost $3 to see 'em. Line stretched around the place 3 times and the crowd literally tore the doors off the joint come showtime. The R30 was THE show, IMHO, esp. the 15 min instrumental medley they opend with where they did of a LOT of their 70s songs.
djbu2b
Saw RUSH in Columbus OH. on9-20-12. They still continue to kick a**. 38 years and counting. RUSH ROCKS!!! Im djbu2b and I approve this message.
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