Tom Sawyer - Rush

It's funny, I think people see the Tom Sawyer of this song as an admirable character. It certainly catches the charisma of the person of whom they are singing. But the essence of the song is about  psychic vampire: a high energy person who keeps his energy up by sucking it out of other people.

 

today's Tom Sawyer
He gets high on you
And the energy you trade

 

 

A modern day warrior
Mean, mean stride
Today's Tom Sawyer
Mean, mean pride

 

Though his mind is not for rent
Don't put him down as arrogant
His reserve, a quiet defense
Riding out the day's events
The river

 

What you say about his company
Is what you say about society
Catch the mist, catch the myth
Catch the mystery, catch the drift

 

The world is, the world is
Love and life are deep
Maybe as his skies
Are wide

 

Today's Tom Sawyer
He gets high on you
And the space he invades
He gets by on you

 

No, his mind is not for rent
To any god or government
Always hopeful, yet discontent
He knows changes aren't permanent
But change is

 

And what you say about his company
Is what you say about society
Catch the witness, catch the wit
Catch the spirit, catch the spit

 

The world is, the world is
Love and life are deep
Maybe as his eyes are wide

 

Exit the warrior, today's Tom Sawyer
He gets high on you
And the energy you trade
He gets right on to the friction of the day

 
 
 
 
 
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