Red Barchetta

Red Barchetta

A Poem by The Analog Kid
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On of my favorite Rush tunes for driving. Seems so prophetic. A little twist on the lyrics and lyricist. Watch out for the alloy air cars **see lyrics** Crank it up!

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We never knew 
what was ahead
my 
uncle Neil said

back in 2015
they put black boxes
in 
the cars

to see where we went
and how far

then 
the ones
working for the 
security of our
home
land

took the guns
and 
engines
from
our hands

out in these parts
they only 
came
around once

to confiscate
but 
by then
it was too late

and now
you listened
to
my yarn

so let's
take a walk
to 
the barn

because
something's
there for me 
and 
you
that they didn't 
get to

beneath a pile
of hay

between where
his horses
lay 

behind
the rusty plow...


so
I stripped away
the old debris
and
said
"they didn't take it
how?"

Uncle Neil
replied
"it may have been wrong
but I lied

when they went 
that direction

pretended 
to have died

after helping me
inside
they left

I prevented the theft

climb in
and
fire up 
the willing engine

it will roar

in the glove box
you will find
something 
from
a better vanished time

a 1923 Beretta

now
go screaming
through the valley
in the Red Barchetta!"





© 2013 The Analog Kid



Author's Note

The Analog Kid
The picture of the pistol is a Beretta 1923.


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Awesome write...way to pay homage. A nice take on a personal favorite....."what is life without freedom?"

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Analog Kid

2 Years Ago

Thanks so much.. You get it:)
We all need ourselves an Uncle Neil! By the way, if I can't shoot my gun, after driving my Red Barchetta to my (brother's) country place, there will be hell to pay! Great tribute, even better message!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

jkhatz

4 Years Ago

I have a feeling you're right!
jkhatz

4 Years Ago

http://i.imgur.com/Xl6he.jpg
The Analog Kid

4 Years Ago

Wow...now those are the real deal!
This almost rings too true, given the current climes. I fear this may be what lies ahead. Mustn't take our freedoms for granted.

Very good write.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Analog Kid

4 Years Ago

Thanks...you get it! The part about the black boxes in the cars I believe is true, sadly enough...
R. L. Ives

4 Years Ago

Yes indeed, I definitelynget it. What a f'd up place this is becoming. May come down to survival o.. read more
The Analog Kid

4 Years Ago

Yes, I have been boning up a bit on my survival skills and what not..without getting carried away:)
now this is rockstar! I can definetly see how you pulled inspiration from the song.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Analog Kid

4 Years Ago

Thanks a bunch:)
RachelReaper

4 Years Ago

your welcome
Oh I like the reckless abandonment.. do days ever really exist like this anymore.. I feel we are so confined inside the machine.. and again my fav. music:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Analog Kid

4 Years Ago

Thanks, my friend. I feel the walls closing in on us every day, but there will always be those of u.. read more
tell me that uncle Neil wasn't Neil Peart! i love this write, love the song and love, love love Rush! saw them in concert 9 times and this was the best tune in concert i ever saw them do....oh how f*****g cool! (you get my highest score)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Analog Kid

4 Years Ago

Thanks a bunch. Yes...had to come up with a name for the "white-haired" uncle. I have seen them 6 .. read more
quinfinn

4 Years Ago

i own every album Rush ever made...these guys are the most talented musicians(singly and collectivel.. read more
The Analog Kid

4 Years Ago

I have all the albums on CD. Beyond the Lighted Stage is really cool too. I saw them do the entire.. read more
You hit on a controversial topic whether you meant to or not. Taking for granted our freedoms...until one day...we will be defenseless and running scared. Sounds like you have the perfect retreat...like Noah's ark...maybe you'll let some of us in?

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Analog Kid

4 Years Ago

Thanks Muse! haha ...no ark, but I do have some stuff:)
+she plays with matches+

4 Years Ago

stuff? I'll barter...with my enchiladas? They are really gooooooooooooooood!
The Analog Kid

4 Years Ago

MMMM!
This really is pretty cool. Nice car

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Analog Kid

4 Years Ago

Thanks...I figured you'd like the old gun too...lol! Anyway, I think we have similar political lean.. read more
Kaylor Mason

4 Years Ago

ok
Nifty little poem Pat. I sense a connection to 2112, 1984, and the song. The twist with the Beretta was a nice one. This also has a sense of espionage about it too. Great poem.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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The Analog Kid

4 Years Ago

Thanks Tim. This was fun. I had to pick a name for my uncle, so why not Neil...LOL! And what else.. read more

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