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'Cygnus X-1' by Rush (1977)


'Cygnus X-1' by Rush

From the Canadian power trio's album A Farewell to Kings:

In the constellation of Cygnus

There lurks a mysterious, invisible force

The Black Hole

Of Cygnus X-1

Six Stars of the Northern Cross

In mourning for their sister's loss

In a final flash of glory

Nevermore to grace the night....


To telescopic eye


The star that would not die

All who dare

To cross her course

Are swallowed by

A fearsome force

Through the void

To be destroyed

Or is there something more?

Atomized -- at the core

Or through the Astral Door --

To soar....

Words by Neil Peart

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