Rush - Totem Lyrics




I've got twelve disciples and a Buddha smile
Garden of Allah, Viking Valhalla
A miracle once in a while

I've got a pantheon of animals in a pagan soul
Vishnu and Gaia, Aztec and Maya
Dance around my totem pole
Totem pole...

I believe in what I see
I believe in what I hear
I believe that what I'm feeling
Changes how the world appears

Angels and demons dancing in my head
Lunatics and monsters underneath my bed
Media messiahs preying on my fears
Pop culture prophets playing in my ears

I've got celestial mechanics
To synchronize my stars
Seasonal migrations, daily variations
World of the unlikely and bizarre

I've got idols and icons, unspoken holy vows
Thoughts to keep well-hidden
Sacred and forbidden
Free to browse among the holy cows

That's why I believe

Angels and demons inside of me
Saviors and Satans all around me

Sweet chariot, swing low, coming for me





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  1. NormalStyleCrew

    all the religions gather around the totem for a nice party. and then the israelis come along and start killing random people for no reason

  2. nerak kneeling

    Greatest band ever....

  3. Daniel Carlson

    RIP Neil Peart!!! You WILL Be Missed!!!

  4. Patrick Corrigan

    rip neil,,god speed

  5. Júnior Ary

    I've got twelve disciples
    and a Buddha smile
    the Garden of Allah
    Viking Valhalla

    a miracle once in a while

    I've got
    a pantheon
    of animals
    in a pagan soul

    Vishnu and Gaia
    Aztec and Maya
    dance around
    my totem pole

    I believe

    in what I see
    in what I hear
    that what I'm feeling
    changes how the world appears

    angels and demons
    dancing in my head
    lunatics and monsters
    underneath my bed

    media messiahs
    preying on my fears
    pop culture prophets
    playing in my ears

    I've got
    celestial mechanics
    to synchronize
    my stars

    seasonal migrations
    daily variations
    world of the unlikely
    and bizarre

    I've got
    idols and icons
    unspoken
    holy vows

    thoughts to keep well-hidden
    sacred and forbidden
    free to browse
    among the holy cows

    that's why I believe

    angels and demons
    inside of me
    saviors and satans
    all around me

    sweet chariot
    swing low
    coming
    for me

  6. 21DaHoagie12

    this song makes me smile :D

  7. Jason Je

    This album is the best damn thing

  8. William Seyfried

    Is it just me or are the next three albums after this one sound a lot like this one? Kind of like what happened in the 80s from signals on or in the 70s from 2112 on

    Son Of Life

    I feel like the albums AFTER T4E weren't the same at all.

  9. R Diaz

    This entire album was a massive comeback to the roots of Rock for Rush. When I first heard this album in '96, I was floored. It remains one of my top three fav albums. And this song _shreds._ #RushFan4Life

  10. Michael L.

    My favorite song on the album!

    Sociedade Atual

    For me too

  11. CosmicJazzman 46

    This is one of the best Rush tunes of all time since September 1996. Awesome album and tour. The first Rush show with no opening act. 3 hrs played 2112 in it's entirety. Niel Peart played traditional grip for the album and played it live and most of the drum solo. Then tragically,Neil lost his daughter and wife within 10 months 😔
    We should all be greatful he came back at all. I am... Knowing Rush is over Sucks but I understand it. Neil has a family and he doesn't want to rip the fans off. So better to go out while you can still kick ass instead of missing fills because he can't play them. (Last tour by the end Neil left out the big fill around the kit in 'Presentation"2112,) he played fills the same except longer and up down and back up and down the kit in the beginning of R40 from CWA

    TheMisterD00D

    CosmicJazzman Muise Truth. So sad though. Ahh

    CosmicJazzman 46

    TheMisterD00D yes it is. Like all thing good and bad,come to an end. Life;live each day like it's your last. You never know,it just might be! I'm talking life not partying! Wich is more than ok too!😎

  12. deke76

    Best song on this album

    Tony Brainard

    deke76. I love dog years

  13. Donald Merriweather

    Great album. The great thing about Rush is every era from the 70s to now is awesome. Every direction they took was amazing.

    TheMisterD00D

    Donald Merriweather This is MY favorite album. I didnt care for the Power Windows late 80s but thats the exception for me. And I know its good for what it is.

    Brian

    TheMisterD00D I also like the RESURGENCE AFTER THE 80s with all Rush did afterwards. Not saying that I didn't like the 80s , but all after that got better and better !!!!!!!!

    Lord Ertai

    What are you talking about EVERY Rush album is amazing.

  14. Joetime90

    I love this damn album...

  15. lisa Carlucci

    Love it

  16. Tim Hughes

    quick bass and nice writing = nice groove!!!

    rc121crx

    You got that right!

  17. Michelle Marse

    Angels and demns....!¥¥₩₩)&