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Jacob's Ladder (7:26)

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"Jacob's Ladder" is the third track on Rush' seventh album, Permanent Waves.

"Jacob's Ladder" is a song style reminiscent of their earlier art rock period. Exploring odd time signatures, such as 11/4 and 13/8, the song possesses a dark, ominous feel. The song's lyrics are based on a simple concept; a vision of sunlight breaking through storm clouds. The title is a reference to the natural phenomenon of the sun breaking through the clouds in visible rays, which… read more

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The clouds prepare for battle
In the dark and brooding silence.
Bruised and sullen stormclouds
Have the light of day obscured.
Looming low and…

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