“Anthem”, de Rush

¡Gracias a mi amigo Ricardo Rojas por Anthem, de Rush!

Rush, gran banda de rock canadiense surgida en los años ’70. Su baterista, Neil Peart, se encontró con las ideas de Ayn Rand unos años antes de formar la banda, cuando vivía en Inglaterra. Rand inspiró un album de la banda, “2112”, y un tema de un album anterior, “Fly by Night”, que precisamente se llama “Anthem”.
La letra dice:

Know your place in life is where you want to be
don’t let them tell you that you owe it all to me
keep on looking forward, no use in looking ’round
hold your head above the ground and they won’t bring you
Anthem of the heart and anthem of the mind
a funeral dirge for eyes gone blind
we marvel after those who sought
new wonders in the world, wonders in the world,
wonders in the world they wrought
Live for yourself — there’s no one else
more worth living for
begging hands and bleeding hearts will
only cry out for more
Well, I know they’ve always told you
selfishness was wrong
yet it was for me, not you, I
came to write this song.

Esta es una presentación de “Anthem” y “Red Barchetta” en vivo en 1991. El bajista y cantante, Geddy Lee, es un indígena canadiense.

Esto es algo que leí, sobre Rush, en The Objectivist Standard.




  1. Hola Luis, I wanted to share with you this little article about Carpe Diem. It comes from here: http://www.merriam-webster.com/top-ten-lists/top-10-latin-words-to-live-by/carpe-diem.html


    #3: Carpe Diem
    What It Means:

    “enjoy the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future” (literally, “pluck the day”)
    Where It Comes From:

    During the 1st century BC, the Roman poet Horace wrote, “Seize the day; put no trust in the morrow.”

    The notion of living for the moment crops up over centuries of poetry, including in the writings of Shakespeare, Milton and Byron.

    Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress,” written in the 1600s, has been called the “carpe diem” poem. In it, the narrator urges his love to submit to his embraces before “worms shall try / That long-preserved virginity.”

  2. Rush es mi banda favorita, 2112 es una canción épica que tiene una gran similitud con Himno de Ayn Rand. En la música se puede escuchar todos los sentimientos del personaje durante su lucha.Por ello es una de mis preferidas.
    Hablando de Rush, ¿Sabes Luisfi que lanzaran un nuevo álbum en Junio?