Armor and Sword (6:34)

Cover of The Studio Albums 1989-2007

From The Studio Albums 1989-2007 and 2 other releases

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The snakes and arrows a child is heir to
Are enough to leave a thousand cuts
We build our defenses, a place of safety
And leave the darker places unexplored

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics

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  • karolcia_1993

    Perfection.

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • srdjstuka

    An excellent track from an excellent band. Hail Rush. May their reign continue with futher success. THIS is the way to be a band with creative longevity.

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • RustInRush

    A favorite off of Snakes and Arrows.

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • GoodCompany95

    Great song, love it on the Snakes and Arrows DVD. Can't wait to see them in London in May! :D

    11 Mar 2011 Reply
  • awetnewspaper

    The snakes and arrows a child is heir to are enough to leave a thousand cuts! Everytime a drive my car I always sing along as loud as I can on that part. Gives me goosebumps every time.

    7 Mar 2011 Reply
  • RorroFloyd

    Anyone else hears the "Anesthetize" riff on 3:50? funny how both songs came out on the same year and both of them had Alex Lifeson playing in them.

    12 Jan 2011 Reply
  • bloodrink

    !

    15 Nov 2010 Reply
  • kokocijo

    The best song from Snakes & Arrows, IMHO!

    15 Oct 2010 Reply
  • PrakashKrishnan

    "No one gets to their heaven without a fight" - what a brilliant line! Trust Rush to come up with a total package to wrap around this line. Best track!

    22 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Raredrum

    My favorites from S&A have to be This, We Hold On, and Mal Nar.

    26 Jan 2010 Reply
  • RSVGT

    there aren't enough superlatives to describe this band ,another brilliant tune from an awesome album.

    10 Dec 2009 Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    one of my top two fav's from snakes & arrows.

    30 Sep 2009 Reply
  • an_outlaw

    very good

    4 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Argaalofthemyst

    This is such a fantastic song. Some of the best lyrics I've ever heard too. Powerful stuff.

    29 Apr 2009 Reply
  • St_Alfonso

    Love it....Outstanding

    19 Apr 2009 Reply
  • thaianadaher

    Outstanding song!!! S&A is one of the best albums to come out in recent time, really worth listening all the way through!!!

    14 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Tabbycat1

    Takes me back to seeing them at Wembley a couple of years ago.

    30 Mar 2009 Reply
  • MarkGillis

    Love the bass in this, it's unbelievable.

    20 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Hawk-Eyes

    Best song from S&A and actually a top ten song from Rush. Gives me shivers sometimes.

    2 Dec 2008 Reply
  • firstfooter

    imo - the best song on this masterpice cd

    21 Jul 2008 Reply
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