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Headlong Flight Now Available For Digital Purchase

Headlong Flight is now available as a digital download via iTunes here as well as via CDUniverse should you desire an MP3 version.  View "the official lyric video"
"'Headlong Flight' was one of those songs that was a joy to write and record from beginning to end. Alex [Lifeson] and I had blast jamming in my home studio one day before the 2nd leg of the Time Machine Tour and I did not revisit that jam until a year later. Alex and I assembled the song to be an instrumental and its original title was 'Take that lampshade off yo head!' but once we saw the lyrics Neil had written for 'Headlong Flight,' I knew that the spirit of the lyrics matched the instrumental perfectly and it was just a matter of making them fit and writing the melodies." Geddy Lee,, April 19, 2012
"In late 2011, my drum teacher Freddie Gruber, towards the end of his long and adventurous 84 years, was reminiscing among friends and former students. Often he would shake his head and say, 'I had quite a ride. I wish I could do it all again.' That is not a feeling I have ever shared about the past -- I remain glad that I don't have to do it all again. While working on the lyrics for 'Headlong Flight,' the last song written for Clockwork Angels, I tried to summarize my character's life and adventures. My own ambivalence colored the verses, while Freddie's words inspired the chorus 'I wish that I could live it all again.'" - Neil Peart, April 19, 2012
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  1. May I be the first to say fantastic!!! I cannot wait to listen to this new RUSH single, "Headlong Flight!" Thank you so much Alex, Geddy and Neil for giving us fans more of what you men do most, make great music! I will be the first in line to purchase this new CD, "Clockwork Angels!" You men define true freedom in music and in life, your hard work pays off and us fans delight in your efforts.

  2. Already a Rush "classic", Destined to be a live favourite!!

  3. I promised myself i wouldent cum while listening to this but of course i can never keep a promise to myself