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Lakeside Park

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“Lakeside Park” is the third song from Rush’s third album Caress of Steel. The music was written by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson and the lyrics were written by Neil Peart. The song details Peart’s memories of many summers spent at the park. The “Lakeside Park” mentioned is in St. Catharines, on Lake Ontario in Canada. Neil Peart lived very near Lakeside Park, and spent summers as a child working and playing there. The lyrics mention the “24th of May” which is Victoria Day, commemorating Queen Victoria’s birthday. Geddy Lee gave a somewhat unfavourable mention of the song in a 1993 interview: Read on...

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