The Trees – by Rush

Was Rush secretly Objectivist?

Even if not, these lyrics are awesome!

Simple Thoughts and SITREPS


This is a song by a little-known 80’s Canadian rock band that espouses the views of one of my favorite author/philosophers. If you find yourself short on time, and cannot carve out 3 months to read Atlas Shrugged, read the lyrics to this song. They speak her truth.

This is one of those rare instances where I hate the sound, but love the message. Check it out:

There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas.

The trouble with the maples,
(And they’re quite convinced the’re right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light.
But the oaks can’t help their feelings
If they like the way they’re made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can’t be happy in their shade.

There is trouble in the Forest,

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