Neil Peart News, Weather, and Sports Update - April 2014 - "Telescope Peak Revisited"
Neil Peart has just posted a new update to his "News, Weather, and Sports" website blog. His April 2014 entry is titled "Telescope Peak Revisited" , a reference to the highest summit in Death Valley National Park, at 11,049 feet. Neil has made many pilgrimages to Death Valley throughout his life, and its backdrop has served as an inspiration to him for many years. In fact, when composing lyrics for Rush's 2002 album Vapor Trails , Neil wrote the lyrics to a song titled "Telescope Peak": Looking back to the lowest low from the highest high Way down to the burning white desert from the clear blue sky On Telescope Peak, salvation just a day away On Telescope Peak, I could have said goodbye to yesterday — On the last lonely day So many dreams are buried there In ghost towns and abandoned mines So many dreams are carried there In the sound of the wind in the pines — On the last lonely day It’s the end of something It’s the start of someth