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Jacob's Ladder

by Rush

Lyrics

The clouds prepare for battle
In the dark and brooding silence
Bruised and sullen storm clouds
Have the light of day obscured
full lyrics
The clouds prepare for battle
In the dark and brooding silence
Bruised and sullen storm clouds
Have the light of day obscured
full lyrics

Features of This Track

hard rock roots
varying tempo and time signatures
demanding instrumental part writing
heavy syncopation
mixed minor & major key tonality
electric guitar riffs
an electric guitar solo
a dynamic male vocalist
prominent organ

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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This piece is, as was said in earlier comments, great prog rock. It is amazing that the prog rock genre has so deteriorated since the 70's Yes and 80's Rush and Yes. There have been others who have made great contribution s . . . . P i n k Floyd, Iona. But this piece, as a representati v e , is a truly remarkable pinnacle.
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bees77
You can get lost in the imagery and timing of this song... not to mention the lyrics. Phenomenal
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Love this song !!! Glad its on here to enjoy over & over
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I love Jacob's Ladder!
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stgeorgewedd i n g c a k e s
Favorite rush song. Spirit of the radio!
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@Flash not a fan of Moving Pictures? That was probably my favorite by Rush, but i see what you're saying. Though, some of their newer albums are pretty good.
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I like rush when I'm sawing with my mini gun
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For me, this is the last of the great Rush music. After this album, well, you know.......
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This song has great imagery and an outstanding display of energy! One of my favorite songs off Permanent Waves.. This is indeed a great album that describes what Rush is all about. Awesome description MLDAVE agreed. I can't thank these guys enough for all the great and talented music they've created over the years keep on rocking Rush! Thanx much Pandora for playing
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Kind of their last hoorah at their early 'prog rawk' phase. This album & Moving Pictures are pretty much them at their peak. If one ever needs to start somewhere to figure out what they're about, these 2 albums would be it.
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Outstanding musicianship . Blows you away. A nice example of the power of music.
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Nice imagery full of hoipe at the end. Smashing. peace.
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sounds like a Simonized Ladder that might have no beginning or end into the space time continuum.
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djbu2b
By a landslide the best 3 man band in the land (sorry ZZ Top) RUSH ROCKS!!! I'm djbu2b and I approve this band.
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Thank u rush 4 maney decades of perfect workman ship!
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Remember living in Myrtle Beach SC, sitting on the beach listening to this as Hurricane Diana came through, it was as if this song was written for that moment...... . . . . . . . g u e s s you had to be there.
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forget chronicles,j u s t get permanent waves or exit stage left.
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I can't believe this isnt in Rush Chronicles.
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One of my all time favorites
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A masterpiece! Still sounds great after all these years. "The shifting shafts of shining...". Great alliteration . Really, this is poetry that rocks, eh!
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gblewitt7
Geniuses! Just listen to that timing (after "bright unbroken beams"...)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
...
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Always some nature parts fighting...c l o u d s , trees, tide pools....
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rcurtis65
I agree lis0
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The Prog masters!!!
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This song rocks harder than is allowed by Canadian law.
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Only Led Zeppelin is as awe-inspirin g as Rush at their best. And they are here.
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yyztsejam
This is one of my favorite Rush songs!!! Glad to hear it on Pandora!
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alias.blur
This album and song kick @ss.

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