Song Details More songs by Rush
Closer To The Heart
Rush 1977 Closer To The Heart 45

And the men who hold high places
Must be the ones who start
To mould a new reality
Closer to the heart
Closer to the heart

The blacksmith and the artist
Reflect it in their art
They forge their creativity
Closer to the heart
Closer to the heart

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 76 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1977
  • peaked at No. 36 on the UK Singles chart in 1978
  • from Rush's fifth studio album, A Farewell to Kings (1977)
  • Rush:
         Geddy Lee - vocals, bass and twelve-string guitar, Minimoog, bass pedal synthesizers
         Alex Lifeson - electric & acoustic 6 & 12-string guitars, classical guitar, bass pedal synths
         Neil Peart - drums, orchestra bells, wind chimes, bell tree, percussion, tubular bells
  • music by Rush, lyrics by Neil Peart and Peter Talbot
  • the first Rush song to feature a non-member as a songwriter in Peter Talbot a friend of drummer Neil Peart
  • produced by Rush, Terry Brown
  • recorded at Rockfield Studios, South Wales, UK
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