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"Bastille Day" is the first song from Rush's third album Caress of Steel. The music was written by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson and the lyrics were written by Neil Peart. It is about the storming of the Bastille in the French Revolution. Bastille Day was last played on the Moving Pictures Warm-Up Tour; however, it made a re-appearance on the R30 CD and DVD as part of the instrumental "R30 Overture". The first verse contains a reference to the infamous phrase, "Let them eat cake". Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.