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Tom Sawyer

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  • 1953
  • 1993

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“Tom Sawyer” is a song by Canadian rock band Rush, named for Mark Twain’s literary character. The song was released on Mercury Records and PolyGram in 1981 on the Moving Pictures album and numerous compilations thereafter, such as 1990’s Chronicles. It has also appeared on several live albums and bootlegs. The song relies heavily on Geddy Lee’s synthesizer playing and the techniques of drummer Neil Peart. Geddy Lee has referred to the track as the band’s “defining piece of music...from the early ‘80s”. It is one of Rush’s best-known songs and is a staple of classic rock radio. It reached 25 in the UK singles chart in October 1981. and in the US peaked at #44 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at 8 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. In 2009 it was named the 19th... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Today's Tom Sawyer ... Is what you say about society ... The world is, the world is

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More songs by Rush (See Charts): Something For Nothing, Distant Early Warning, Making Memories, The Big Money, Bravado, The Garden, Prime Mover, Chemistry, Digital Man, and Mission.

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


Anonymous wrote on June, 27th 2008 at 3:34am:
Great Song
Loved it :D

Lerxst wrote on April, 19th 2008 at 2:18am:
Great song, great band. Should be No. 1

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