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** Similarly, "One Little Victory" is about beating depression, and how even ''getting out of bed'' can be a victory in a sense, basically encouraging the listener to keep going, look the devil that is depression right in the face and let him know that it's ''you'' that runs the show.


%% * [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEagi9co0Ko "Losing It"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0YwbAmCwz8 "Time Stand Still"]].

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEagi9co0Ko "Losing It"]], a harrowing tale about growing old and realize you can no longer give the world the art to which you spent your life dedicating yourself.
-->''Some are born to move the world\\
To live their fantasies\\
But most of us just dream about\\
The things we'd like to be\\
Sadder still to watch it die\\
Than never to have known it\\
For you, the blind who once could see\\
The bell tolls for thee...''
%% * [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEagi9co0Ko "Losing It"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0YwbAmCwz8 "Time Stand Still"]].



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* On January 7, 2020, Neil lost his battle with brain cancer. Rest in peace, Professor.

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* On January 7, 2020, %% Please do not add Neil lost his battle with brain cancer. Rest in peace, Professor.Peart's death to this page. The "No Real Life Examples, Please" rule applies to all Tear Jerker pages.

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* On January 7, 2020, Neil lost his battle with brain cancer. Rest in peace, Professor.

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* Neil's passing at the age of 67.


* "Afterimage" was written as a tribute to Robbie Whalen, a longtime friend and employee of the band. At the end of the music video, look at Neil. ''He looks like he's close to tears.''

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* "Afterimage" was written as a tribute to Robbie Whalen, Whelan, a longtime friend and employee of the band.band who died in a car accident. At the end of the music video, look at Neil. ''He looks like he's close to tears.''

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* "Everyday Glory". Basically, life sucks, but the minor, day-to-day victories make it beautiful.

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* Neil's book "Ghost Rider" is ''extremely'' harrowing, describing in detail the night his daughter Selena died, and his wife Jackie's slow death from cancer. He feels so divorced from his old life the only thing he felt to do was ride. When a police officer asked if he used to be a musician, Neil replied "[[ThatManIsDead I used to be a lot of things]]."
** The tricky part is the random points where grief hits him, like when he passes by an RV and sees a grandparent playing with their grandkids. He actually had to pull off to the side of the road and sob, realizing he'd never be a grandfather.
** The saddest part may be the epilogue, where he mentions Jackie's sister, who was one of his biggest pillars of support during this time. She actually had a hard time with Neil finding love again and remarrying, [[WeUsedToBeFriends and Neil somberly noted some hurdles were just too great from them to get over]].


* In a non-musical sense, Neil Peart's [[TraumaCongaLine late 90s tragedies]] are ''heartrending'', especially when you read his book "Ghost Rider" and realize that he felt so bad, so emotionally dead, his only option was to run. The longer he ran, the longer he went before he killed himself. Then he met his current wife... and now [[http://www.rushisaband.com/display.php?id=1951 they have a baby daughter of their own]]. There's another picture out there of Neil holding his baby girl for the first time and ''he looks at her like she's made of gold''. He's [[EarnYourHappyEnding certainly earned his happy ending]]. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments *sniffle*]].
** The worst part of reading Neil's experiences in "Ghost Rider" is how much he wants to dissociate himself from his previous life because thinking about it is just too painful. He has Rush's bookkeeper draw up some credit cards under the name "John Ellwood Taylor" because he can't think of being Neil Peart of Rush anymore. When a traffic cop recognizes him and asks him "Didn't you used to be a musician?" he replies "[[ThatManIsDead I used to be a lot of things]]."
** It's also tragic how Neil's grief hits him at random times during his trip (just like in real life). While riding down a desert road he passes by an RV and sees a grandpa playing with his grandkids through the window. He has to pull over and cry, realizing he'll never be a grandpa.


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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YTICIppiP4 Emotion Detector]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oYSiBNl0VA Open Secrets]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsjeQdEXOD4 Available Light]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I7pUHit2Zw Everyday Glory]]"
** Though Everyday Glory arguably ends in a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.
* "The Pass" is another one.
** The lyrics seem to be told from the point of a father who knows his child is going through difficult times and depression and he understands how his child feels, but can't get through to them, the line "Christ what have you done?" seems so real, like the child committed suicide, it's just so tear jerking.
* Also: "Bravado", "Tears", "Subdivisions", "The Trees", and "Afterimage" could be included.
** "Afterimage" was written as a tribute to Robbie Whalen, a longtime friend and employee of the band. At the end of the music video, look at Neil. ''He looks like he's close to tears.''
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEagi9co0Ko "Losing It"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0YwbAmCwz8 "Time Stand Still"]].
* "Middletown Dreams".
* "Vapor Trail".

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%% * "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YTICIppiP4 Emotion Detector]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oYSiBNl0VA Open Secrets]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsjeQdEXOD4 Available Light]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I7pUHit2Zw Everyday Glory]]"
** Though Everyday Glory arguably ends in a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.
* "The Pass" is another one.
** The lyrics seem to be told
from the point of a father who knows his child is going through difficult times and depression and he understands how his child feels, but can't get through to them, the line "Christ what have you done?" seems so real, like the child committed suicide, it's just so tear jerking.
%% * Also: "Bravado", "Tears", "Subdivisions", "The Trees", and "Afterimage" Trees" could be included.
** * "Afterimage" was written as a tribute to Robbie Whalen, a longtime friend and employee of the band. At the end of the music video, look at Neil. ''He looks like he's close to tears.''
%% * [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEagi9co0Ko "Losing It"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0YwbAmCwz8 "Time Stand Still"]].
%% * "Middletown Dreams".
%% * "Vapor Trail".



* "The Garden". Come on, if that song doesn't at least make your eyes water then you ain't human, my friend.

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%% * "The Garden". Come on, if that song doesn't at least make your eyes water then you ain't human, my friend.


* The last night of R40. [[EndOfAnEra All of it.]] Special mention, however, goes to ShrinkingViolet Neil Peart doing [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness what he had never done in any other concert up to that point:]][[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MWrV0xRUTuk leave the drumset, get up to the front of the stage, and take a bow for the audience.]] And this is a guy who would normally get off his drums, exit the stage, and leave on his motorcycle without taking any bows whatsoever. Talk about OOCIsSeriousBusiness, ladies and gents!

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* The last night of R40. [[EndOfAnEra All of it.]] Special mention, however, goes to ShrinkingViolet Neil Peart doing [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness what he had never done in any other concert up to that point:]][[https://m.point:]] [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MWrV0xRUTuk leave the drumset, get up to the front of the stage, and take a bow for the audience.]] And this is a guy who would normally get off his drums, exit the stage, and leave on his motorcycle without taking any bows whatsoever. Talk about OOCIsSeriousBusiness, ladies and gents!

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* The last night of R40. [[EndOfAnEra All of it.]] Special mention, however, goes to ShrinkingViolet Neil Peart doing [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness what he had never done in any other concert up to that point:]][[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MWrV0xRUTuk leave the drumset, get up to the front of the stage, and take a bow for the audience.]] And this is a guy who would normally get off his drums, exit the stage, and leave on his motorcycle without taking any bows whatsoever. Talk about OOCIsSeriousBusiness, ladies and gents!


* "Red Sector A", in a sense. Despite being undiluted NightmareFuel, it's pretty sad if you know where the inspiration came from.

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* "Red Sector A", in a sense. Despite being undiluted NightmareFuel, it's pretty sad if you know [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust where the inspiration came from.from]].

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** The lyrics seem to be told from the point of a father who knows his child is going through difficult times and depression and he understands how his child feels, but can't get through to them, the line "Christ what have you done?" seems so real, like the child committed suicide, it's just so tear jerking.

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