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2112 background and Lyric Videos for RUSH

Lyric Videos for RUSH: 2112
Full lyrics are on this site: https://www.rush.com/songs/2112/
The movements of the classic song”2112” are broken down here, with background notes for
Lyrics (for the movements that have lyrics) are given
Graphic novel style video for each section of “2112.” Sections 2, 3, and 4 are the closest matches to
Anthem’s story:
I. Overture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wqnRYYrx1I
o There are few lyrics here. It is a true overture. The screen shows background
information on the story.
II. The Temples of Syrinx: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_6dkzL4VS4
o We see the dystopian rulers of the society claiming to know all that is good for all of the
III. Discovery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvpyliMLEGA
The main character discovers a treasure from ancient times – in this case, it isn’t
electricity (as it is in Anthem) but rather a guitar, and music.
IV. Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di3q2bQUCdM
o Our main character takes his discovery to the leaders, much like Equality taking his light
to the Council of World Scholars, with a similar result.
V. Oracle: the Dream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEhbj0dpaBk
o The story turns here. This main character has a dream, showing him the people of long
ago and their desire to reclaim the culture.
VI. Soliloquy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3avp7SAMZk0
o The main character retreats to his cave to mourn the loss of the guitar. He is afraid and
alone, like Equality the first day in the forest.
VII. The Grand Finale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyxvOHwdFPA
o As with the “Overture,” there are few lyrics here. In a very different ending than that of
the novel, the ancient ones return and “assume control” of the civilization.
The Ayn Rand Society has created graphic novel-styled videos of ANTHEM as well;
Chapter 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlH1T3djMCM