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This song opens the B-side of Moving Pictures, which would be Rush's last "epic" song, clocking in at almost eleven minutes. It is an attempt to capture the energy and moods of two of the English-speaking world's great cities: New York (first verse) and London (second verse). The title and general themes of "The Camera Eye" lyrics were borrowed from the work of John Dos Passos, one of drummer/lyricist's Neil Peart's favorite authors.

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Grim faced and forbidding
Their faces closed tight
An angular mass of New Yorkers

Rush - The Camera Eye Lyrics

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  • Still my fav' Rush song...
  • Rush simply the BEST ,,
  • I agree with the 5 or 6 song comments, but that's corporate radio. You can go all the way back to the first album, so many great songs.
  • Perfect to have on while reading the 1990 Robocop comics, hehe
  • RUSH!!! They're my favorite band! Amazing musicians. :o) [2] It sucks hearing the same 5 or 6 Rush songs on the radio when they have such amazing stuff like this on all their albums! [2]
  • RUSH!!! They're my favorite band! Amazing musicians. :o)
  • It sucks hearing the same 5 or 6 Rush songs on the radio when they have such amazing stuff like this on all their albums!
  • such a masterpiece! this album rules.
  • There's 'something' about Rush. Something to do with Alex's guitar playing, their songwriting, their whole sound. It gets me every time. There's a warmth about Rush that I don't get from any other band......can't put my finger on it but I've never been dissappointed by any Rush I've ever heard, old or new. Very special.
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