Project 365 Day #210
“Tom Sawyer” from the album Moving Pictures, released in 1981
I mean, this one had to make the cut, right? It’s one of thier best known songs. Geddy Lee called it a “defining piece.” And it really is. Lyricst, Neil Peart had this to say about the song so many associate with the band:
“Tom Sawyer was a collaboration between myself and Pye Dubois, an excellent lyricist who wrote the lyrics for Max Webster. His original lyrics were kind of a portrait of a modern day rebel, a free-spirited individualist striding through the world wide-eyed and purposeful. I added the themes of reconciling the boy and man in myself, and the difference between what people are and what others perceive them to be — namely me, I guess.”
As Stan Lee would say, ‘nuff said.