After my damascene conversion away from Rush in 1981, I swore off buying their next album, Signals. It was partly snobbery: I'd been a Rush fan before most of my peers at school; now they were catching on and getting excited about a new album, and I had to make clear that I'd moved on. Though I think I allowed myself to tape one of their copies. And in time I had to admit myself that I did really like the opening track, and single, Subdivisions, so I bought it a few months later.
Like Lakeside Park, the song is a rites-of-passage reflection for middle class Canadian teenagers. As song material, it's a step up from By-Tor and the Snow Dog, but as writing, it's hardly Douglas Coupland.
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