Rush - Alien Shore Lyrics

You and I, we are strangers by one chromosome
Slave to the hormone, body and soul
In a struggle to be happy and free
Swimming in a primitive sea
You and I, we must dive below the surface
A world of red neon and ultramarine
Shining bridges on the ocean floor
Reaching to the alien shore

For you and me, sex is not a competition
For you and me, sex is not a job description
For you and me
We agree

You and I, we are pressed into these solitudes
Color and culture, language and race
Just variations on a theme
Islands in a much larger stream

For you and me, race is not a competition
For you and me, race is not a definition
For you and me
We agree

But that's just us...
Reaching for the alien shore

You and I, we reject these narrow attitudes
We add to each other, like a coral reef
Building bridges on the ocean floor
Reaching for the alien shore

For you and me, race is not a competition
For you and me, sex is not a definition
For you and me, we hold these truths to be self-evident
For you and me, we'd elect each other president
For you and me
We might agree

But that's just us...
Reaching for the alien shore

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Rush Alien Shore Comments
  1. Jesse Clarke

    The first time Rush talks about sex and its so much more insightful then songs about "sex"

  2. Toddmania Toddmania

    Great jam! Counterparts is a return to heavy songs!

  3. Hidden Mountain Drum Covers

    I love love LOVE this beat

  4. Eric S

    Such esoteric lyrics

    Nathan Guerrette dit Latulippe

    Yeah I love the lyrics on this one. Super esoteric, I wish they played around more with this kind of feel.

  5. Aaron Waldon

    i turn table abductees and sing about this topic myself. youtube Pyridoxine Oxide for my scrap metal.

  6. Renato Hardt



    olá conterrâneo

  7. Renato Hardt


  8. oghond 2112

    The only RUSH song ever where they flat out mention the word "sex."


    Counterparts is heavy, I can only play it LOUD!

  10. y t

    I listen to this song constantly.

  11. William Freeman

    This was good Rush album one of my favorites

  12. Matt D

    This was a damn solid Rush album, and this song was one of the strongest tracks.

  13. Patrick Buggy

    Love this song and all its meanings. underrated and thank god they are..we don't need mainstream approval!!!!


    +Patrick Buggy I think mainstream approval may have already happened. It's too late, the secret's out..


    They're actually mainstream because they have sold millions copy with their albums

    Bill Peart

    I mostly agree however, I wish radio stations would play more of these songs than the same ones over and over again.

  14. cheryl catton

    I love rush and I'm glad somebody like you is putting this stuff on here so fair play but I think the lyric is FINALLY WE AGREE instead of FOR YOU AND ME WE AGREE. Love what your doing and listen quite often cause its good high quality rush so thanks again.

    Ryan Travis

    It's rights as it is bud.

    Ryan Caywood

    Think she didn't listen on high enough quality speakers to hear it clear, like with good headphones does.


    false, _For you and me_ is the lyric.

    Ryan Caywood

    @pepsi +1 for _italics on youtube_

  15. jmichealsmith99's the best song, Brian Miller approves! ;-)

  16. Agape Forefront

    Awesome concert :^)>
    double agent is my fav off this album...

  17. stratcaptain66

    I once read that the phrase at the beginning of this song was "holding my nose!"...but now I'm not so sure...

    neil peart

    I believe it's confirmed now, it's "get out of my none"

  18. nathan hopkins

    This song has ALOT of very good meaning to it.

  19. DisappearingBoy

    I wish they would do more songs off Counterparts in their recent tours. 

  20. Rachel Hoffman

    Love this song! I'll elect YOU president! <3 Love ya, Geddy, Alex, & Neil, and also, RushLyricsOnScreen for it. <3<3<3

  21. RogueReplicant

    Very, very cool.

  22. Tycho Boost

    AWWWESOME song

  23. 72Z15SS

    Love this song!