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"Cygnus X-1" is the sixth and final track on Rush's fifth album, A Farewell to Kings.

Cygnus X-1 is an epic about a fictional space voyage to "Cygnus X-1". Inspiration for the story within the song was found in the observation of an X-ray source in the constellation Cygnus. Considered to be one of the most likely black hole candidates in the universe, Cygnus X-1 was discovered in the early 1970s by Canadian scientist Tom Bolton, using the facilities of… read more

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In the constellation of Cygnus
There lurks a mysterious, invisible force
The Black Hole of Cygnus X-1

Six stars of the northern cross
In mourning…

Rush - Cygnus X-1 Lyrics

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