Rush – “Tom Sawyer” – (1981)

From my favorite Canadian band – to my not-so-favorite. I don’t know what it is about Rush, but they just bore me. This is one of their most popular/most well known songs and it’s heavy on the synthesizer (but hey, it was the 80s). “Today’s Tom Sawyer – He gets high on you.” I don’t know what that means. I do like the opening lyrics, however: “A modern day warrior – mean, mean stride. Today’s Tom Sawyer – mean, mean pride.” Don’t know what the hell they’re talking about, but I kinda like it. True story: within one hour of driving across the border from Washington state to British Colombia one summer, this song came on a Canadian radio station. Which I kinda expected.