Yes (band)

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Yes in concert in 1977.
I've seen all good people turn their heads each day,
So satisfied I'm on my way.
~ "I've Seen All Good People"

Yes are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968 by singer Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and drummer Bill Bruford.

Song lyrics[edit]

Time and a Word (1970)[edit]

  • Long ago a tall man told a tale of yesterday,
    Searching for the truth to life and not for just a way.
    Finding pleasure from this house his ears, they did obey,
    In his life a moment's pleasure, never to delay.
    He was lost and in his trust he found a new meaning,
    Seeing the things in diff'rent lights his life was redeemed.
    • "The Prophet", written by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire

The Yes Album (1971)[edit]

  • Yesterday a morning came, a smile upon your face;
    Caesar's Palace, morning glory, silly human race.
    On a sailing ship to nowhere, leaving any place,
    If the summer changed to winter, yours is no disgrace.
  • Mother life, hold firmly on to me,
    Spread my knowledge higher than the day.
    Release as much as only you can show.
    Though you've seen me, please don't say a word.
    What I don't know, I have never shared.
  • Loneliness is a power that we possess to give or take away forever.
    All I know can be shown by your acceptance of the facts there shown before you.
    Take what I say in a different way and it's easy to say that this is all confusion.
    As I see a new day in me, I can also show it you and you may follow.
    • "Starship Trooper"
  • I've seen all good people turn their heads each day,
    So satisfied I'm on my way.
  • Cause it's time, it's time in time with your time
    And its news is captured
    For the queen to use.

    Move me on to any black square
    Use me any time you want.
    Just remember that the goal
    Is for us all to capture only one, anywhere,
    Yea, yea, yea.

    • "I've Seen All Good People"

Fragile (1971)[edit]

  • In and around the lake,
    Mountains come out of the sky and they stand there.
    One mile over we'll be there and we'll see you.
    Ten true summers we'll be there and laughing too.
    Twenty four before my love you'll see
    I'll be there with you.
    • "Roundabout", written by Jon Anderson and Steve Howe
  • Move forward was my friend's only cry,
    In deeper to somewhere we could lie.
    And rest for the day
    With cold in the way.

    Were we ever colder on that day, a million miles away
    It seemed from all of eternity.

  • Long distance runaround;
    Long time waiting to feel the sound.
    I still remember the dream there;
    I still remember the time you said goodbye.

Close to the Edge (1972)[edit]

  • A seasoned witch could call you
    From the depths of your disgrace
    And rearrange your liver
    To the solid mental grace.
    And achieve it all with music
    That came quickly from afar.
    Then taste the fruit of man
    Recorded losing all against the hour.
  • Sudden call shouldn't take away the startled memory
    All in all, the journey takes you all the way
    As apart from any reality that you've ever seen and known
    Guessing problems only to deceive the mention
    Passing paths that climb halfway into the void
    As we cross from side to side, we hear the total mass retain.
    • "Close to the Edge"
  • The time between the notes
    Relates the color to the scenes,
    A constant vogue of triumphs
    Dislocate man, so it seems.
    And space between the focus
    Shape ascend knowledge of love
    As song and chance develop time
    Lost social temperance rules above.
    • "Close to the Edge"
  • A man conceived a moment's answers to the dream
    Staying the flowers daily, sensing all the themes.

    As a foundation left to create the spiral aim,
    A movement regained and regarded both the same.
    All complete in the sight of seeds of life with you.

90125 (1983)[edit]

  • Move yourself;
    You always live your life
    Never thinking of the future.
    Prove yourself;
    You are the move you make,
    Take your chances, win or loser.
    See yourself;
    You are the steps you take,
    You and you, and that's the only way.
    Shake, shake yourself,
    You're every move you make.
    So the story goes.

    Owner of a lonely heart.
    Owner of a lonely heart.
    (Much better than a)
    Owner of a broken heart.
    Owner of a lonely heart.

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