Who Sang Mission? Rush

RusH Hold Your Fire cover art

Some other versions of "Mission"
writers: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Elwood Peart
release date: 1987-9-3
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Prog Rock/Symphonic Rock
length: 5:17
producer: Peter Collins
Hold your fire --
Keep it burning bright
Hold the flame 'til the dream ignites --
A spirit with a vision is a dream with a mission

I hear their passionate music
Read the words that touch my heart
I gaze at their feverish pictures
The secrets that set them apart

When I feel the powerful visions
Their fire has made alive
I wish I had that instinct -- I wish I had that drive

Spirits fly on dangerous missions
Imaginations on fire
Focused high on soaring ambitions
Consumed in a single desire

In the grip of a nameless possession --
A slave to the drive of obsession --
A spirit with a vision is a dream with a mission...

I watch their images flicker
Bringing light to a lifeless screen
I walk through their beautiful buildings
And I wish I had their dreams

But dreams don't need to have motion
To keep their spark alive
Obsession has to have action --
Pride turns on the drive

It's cold comfort
To the ones without it
To know how they struggled --
How they suffered about it

If their lives were exotic and strange
They would likely have gladly exchanged them
For something a little more plain
Maybe something a little more sane

We each pay a fabulous price
For our visions of paradise
But a spirit with a vision is a dream with a mission...

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Force Ten
  • 2 Time Stand Still
  • 3 Open Secrets
  • 4 Second Nature
  • 5 Prime Mover
  • 6 Lock and Key
  • 7 Mission
  • 8 Turn the Page
  • 9 Tai Shan
  • 10 High Water

  • Album Information
    label: Anthem Records
    country(area): Canada
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin