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Rush

Circumstances

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“Circumstances” is the second track on progressive rock band Rush’s 1978 album Hemispheres. Lyrically, it is an autobiographical account, written by Peart, about the time he spent living in England, and his eventual disillusionment with his then-current occupations. Musically, it’s a hard-hitting rock song, complete with power-chords and riffs, similar to much of their early 70s albums. It also features a keyboard break, near the middle of the song, similar to the one in “The Trees,“ supplied by Geddy Lee’s Oberheim 8-voice Polyphonic Synthesizer, backed by Taurus pedals, Neil Peart’s orchestral bells and a simple, soft chord progression by Alex Lifeson, before breaking back into the song’s hard rock feel. It was only played a handful of times in concert, on the Tour... Read on...

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More songs by Rush (See Charts): Something For Nothing, Turn The Page, Chemistry, Ghost Of A Chance, The Big Money, Bravado, Prime Mover, Digital Man, Making Memories, and Countdown.

Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Beat It, Wish You Were Here, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing's Changed, Hotel California, Imagine, and Nothing Else Matters.

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