A Farewell to Kings is the title track from Canadian progressive rock trio Rush's 1977 album A Farewell to Kings. The song, while not one of Rush's better known songs, has been included on the double-disc Rush compilation album Chronicles.
The song begins with a serene, medieval-sounding ditty played by Lifeson on classical guitar, before opening into a full-out rocker. Most notably, is the song's distinct mid-section,…
When they turn the pages of history
When these days have passed long ago
Will they read of us with sadness
For the seeds that we let grow