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


    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

    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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