„Faith is cold as ice.
Why are little ones born only to suffer
for the want of immunity, or a bowl of rice?
Well, who would hold a price on the heads of the innocent children
if there's some immortal power to control the dice?
-- Roll The Bones (1991)“

—  Neil Peart

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Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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Baterista canadense 1952 - 2020

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