Confusing Yes Lyrics



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Postby WalrusOct9 » Fri Oct 04, 2002 3:35 pm

"Without love, without truth...you can eat my ass and balls..."

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Postby tomas » Sat Oct 05, 2002 3:13 am

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>The lyric that caugh me by surprise is the backing to Going For The One, for some reason I never heard the repeating name until someone pointed it out to me. It seems so obvious now but somehow I sailed right past it for a while <hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>

what are they saying in the backging to Going For the One??


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Postby fragilesi » Sat Oct 05, 2002 2:59 pm

I *think* it's Roseanna, repeatedly or something very similar.

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Postby NineLives » Sat Oct 05, 2002 10:34 pm

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Sometimes Jon uses MANY obscure lyrics to convey one simple thought. Here's an example - he wants to convey appreciation for the looks of awe he constantly receives from Yes audiences as they sit and experience Yes music in a live setting. Instead of saying "Thank you for trying to appreciate these complicated compositions," he invokes:

<font color=purple>Faster moment spent spread tales of change within the sound,
Counting form through rhythm electric freedom
Moves to counter-balance stars expound our conscience
All to know and see the look in your eyes.

Passing time will reach as nature relays to set the scene,
New encounters spark a true fruition,
Guiding lines we touch them, our bodies balance out the waves
As we accelerate our days to the look in your eyes.

From the moment I reached out to hold, I felt a sound,
And what touches our soul slowly moves as touch rebounds.
And to know that tempo will continue
Lost in trance of dances as rhythm takes another turn,
As is my want, I only reach to look in your eyes.</font id=purple>

Clever, huh?

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Postby HeartOfTheSunrise » Mon Oct 07, 2002 9:18 am

if i played the lyrics to anyone not knowing YES or hearing that song before, i don't think they could possibly figure out half those words

sometimes, we don't hear a word but KNOW it by its context
and in a song like SOUNDCHASER, there IS no context, lol

it seems anyway

love the bass though
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Postby jjoneski » Mon Oct 07, 2002 1:56 pm

<font color=blue>I just remembered another one: Last night I had my buddy over for a Yes concert party, and we watched my YesSymphonic Live DVD, his first yes viewing (my first time actually watching it from start to finish). We had pizza, a 2 liter of rootbeer & popcorn. It was great. He recognized ISAGP and started singing along- didn't even know it was Yes!

During Ritual, I heard lyrics that I remembered being confused about. I thought they were singing:

"Asking for asking for
The *saw-horse*
The *saw-horse*
The *saw-horse*

I remember a few years ago thinking that "sawhorse" seemed a strange lyric to be sung in this song, so I looked it up on Yesworld and found out it was really "the source". :)</font id=blue>

<hr>Constant Doors Will Open Eyes
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Postby tomas » Tue Oct 08, 2002 6:42 am

"I *think* it's Roseanna, repeatedly or something very similar. "

hmmm dont know about that. doesnt sound like that to me.

anybody else got any ideas?

maybe i will start a thread about this cause i'm curious


same with the ending of to be over - what are they singing there?
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Postby relayer4u » Tue Oct 08, 2002 7:27 am

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
<b>tomas wrote:</b>
"I *think* it's Roseanna, repeatedly or something very similar. "

hmmm dont know about that. doesnt sound like that to me.

anybody else got any ideas?

maybe i will start a thread about this cause i'm curious


same with the ending of to be over - what are they singing there?
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<font color=blue> I always thought the end of TBO was "Some day, sun light"; what do you all think?</font id=blue>

<hr><font color=blue>Ray C.</font id=blue> <img src=pix/icon_yes_fish3b.gif border=0 align=middle>

<font color=red>"This to just remind you, All is meant to be."</font id=red>
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