Here is a deep cut, maybe some of you are familiar with it.
I remember hearing it on FM radio late at night (it wasn't generally played during the day) as a kid and just being totally struck by it. Essentially spoken word poetry over a beat and scratching, about an arsonist. Even today, over 20 years later when it comes on I have to stop what I'm doing and listen to every word.
First off, I am not a Rush fan. I know some people love Rush but 5 years working construction while listening to the classic rock station on a Dewalt radio ruined it for me.
This song popped up on my Spotify shuffle....WTH haha
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 they'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
And the creatures all have fled
As the maples scream "Oppression"
And the oaks just shake their heads
So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights
"The oaks are just too greedy
We will make them give us light"
Now there's no more oak oppression
For they passed a noble law
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw