Lyrics Post: “Ghost Rider”

Of RUSH lyrics, I could go on and on. And I do, often enough. Yet another magical song that rocks and soothes and feeds the soul, for me. But first…

I happened upon the following comment on a YouTube channel while listening to RUSH via that medium recently. Different song, different person’s feedback, but similar perspective.

The song he was commenting on? MIDDLETOWN DREAMS —

“This is the one song Neil penned that if I found my life sucking, I could listen to and be transported and come out feeling ten times better upon completion. Added with the Dynamics of the music. This is a hidden Rush masterpiece for me. Thanks Neil feeding all our fires all these years.” -Scott Shields

I don’t know Scott Shields, but I agree with him.

And of GHOST RIDER, I’ll say this:

Does your heart ache? Is your soul searching?

Listen to this song over and over and over. Then read these lyrics. Then listen to the song again, and over and over and over. And then?

You’ll feel better.

Song here.

Lyrics following:

“Ghost Rider”

Pack up all those phantoms
Shoulder that invisible load
Keep on riding North and West
Haunting that wilderness road
Like a ghost rider

Carry all those phantoms
Through bitter wind and stormy skies
From the desert to the mountain
From the lowest low to the highest high
Like a ghost rider

Keep on riding North and West
Then circle South and East
Show me beauty but there is no peace
For the ghost rider

Shadows on the road behind
Shadows on the road ahead
Nothing can stop you now

There’s a shadow on the road behind
There’s a shadow on the road ahead
Nothing can stop you now

Sunrise in the mirror
Lightens that invisible load
Riding on a nameless quest
Haunting that wilderness road
Like a ghost rider

Just an escape artist
Racing against the night
A wandering hermit
Racing toward the light

From the white sands
To the canyon lands
To the redwood stands
To the barren lands

Sunrise on the road behind
Sunset on the road ahead
There’s nothing to stop you now
Nothing can stop you now

Writer(s): Neil Peart, Geddy Lee Weinrib, Alex Lifeson

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