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"Limelight" is a song by the Canadian progressive rock band Rush. It first appeared on the 1981 album Moving Pictures. Written by Rush's primary lyricist Neil Peart, "Limelight" expresses Peart's discomfort with Rush's success and being in the "limelight." Limelight also employs a number of Shakespearian phrases.

Neil Peart (Source Limelight Songfacts): "Success puts a strain on the friendship and it puts the strains on your day-to-day relationship, and it's something that we did go through, you know, we're… read more

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Living on a lighted stage
Approaches the unreal
For those who think and feel
In touch with some reality
Beyond the gilded cage

Cast in this unlikely…

Rush - Limelight Lyrics

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