Yes lyrics - Album: Yes [1969]

Beyond and Before

Sparkling trees of silver foam

Cast shadows in winter home,

Swaying branches breaking sound,

Lonely forest trembling ground.

Masquerading leaves of blue run circles round the morning dew,

Patterns understood by you, reaching out beyond and before.

Time, like gold dust, brings mind down to hidden levels underground,

Say a few words to the wind, that's all that's left of winter's friend.

Reaching the snow in the days of the cold, casting a spell out of ice.

Now that you're gone,

The summer's too long and it seems like the end of my life

Beyond and before.

Time, like gold dust, brings mind down.

I See You


I see you la la la la la la la la la la la la I see you

I see you la la la la la la la la la la la la I see you

I see you la la la la la la la la la la la la I see you

Sun smiling sun through the cave of your hair

Wind washing tulips out of space sitting there

I love you

At your door second floor first world war

I love you

Who listens

Tell your friend I'm aware that she care

Who listens

Green specks bright spiraling out in the sky

Catch my eye turn my head have to look don't know why

I see you

Everywhere behind your hair over there

I see you

I see you though your eyes can tell lies I sympathize,

I see you

Sun smiling sun through the cave of your hair

Wind washing tulips out of space sitting there

I love you

[guitar solo]

I see you

Everywhere behind your hair over there

I see you

I love you at your door second floor first world war

I love you

I love you

I love you

I love you

I love you

Yesterday and Today


Why is there you when there are few

People around making me feel good?

Why is there me when air is free, some I can see better than I should?

There's only us simply because thinking of us makes us both happy.

I think of you ev'ry way, yesterday and today.

I think of things that we do, all the way, ev'ry day.

Stand in the sea, sing songs for me, sing happily, making me feel good.

Watching your eyes, feeling your sighs,

Saying goodbyes better than I could.

There's only us simply because thinking of us makes us both happy.

I think of you ev'ry way, yesterday and today.

I think of nothing but you, things we do, things we do.

Looking Around


Looking around me,

There's not so much in life I miss.

Things that I can't see,

I'll touch and I'll feel then I'll kiss.

Then I saw you standing there

With a smile I couldn't share,

Just looking around ev'rywhere.

All the things I've wanted to do

Take so much time to get around to you.

Just reach out and catch and hold on,

Leaving trails of dust and lust,

Never even ly'ng or try'ng, keep on moving, never dying.

Tunes that I can't hear

Would take me for a while my smile.

Fares that are too dear,

I'd rather walk out another mile.

Then I heard a tune so right,

It was in the dark of night,

Just list'ning around ev'rywhere.

All the things I've wanted to do

Take so much time to get around to you.

Just reach out and catch and hold on,

Leaving trails of dust and lust,

Never even ly'ng or try'ng, keep on moving, never dying.

Smiles that I don't see,

I'll make them up as I go on.

Laughs that just can't be,

I'll make and laugh at ev'ry one.

Then I saw you in your place

With a laugh upon your face,

Just looking around ev'rywhere.

All the things I've wanted to do

Take so much time to get around to you.

Just reach out and catch and hold on,

Leaving trails of dust and lust,

Never even ly'ng or try'ng, keep on moving, never dying.

Looking around with my feet on the ground

Full of words and of sound, bringing smiles all around.

Satisfy me with your words that can be,

Full of sound and I'll see I'm just looking around.

Harold Land


Harold land with a wave of his hand said goodbye to all that.

He paid his bills and stopped the milk, then put on his hat.

He tried to say his last farewells as quickly as he could,

Promising that he would return, but doubted that he would,

Doubted that he would, doubted.

Now he's marching soldiers in the rain as on to war they rode.

A long thin line of human mind, damnation as their load.

In the mud in coldness dark, he'd shiver out his fear,

What disappointing sights he'd seen instead of ones so dear,

Instead of ones so dear, so dear.

Going home, he's going home to the land he loved so well.

Going home, he fought for two years, never fell.

Going home, he's going home,

Going home. he's going home.

Harold land with a wave of his hand stood sadly on the stage,

Clutching red ribbons from a badge, but he didn't look his age.

Only two years had passed between his leaving home and back;

He had lost his love and youth while

Leading the attack, leading the attack.

In conversation it could be said,

Well after war your heart is dead.

Well it's not hard to understand,

There is no heart in harold land.

Every Little Thing


When I'm walking beside her,

People tell me I'm lucky

Yes I know I'm a lucky guy

I remember the first time

I was lonely without her

Can't stop thinking about her now

Every little thing she does

She does for me

And you know the things she does

She does for me

When I'm with her I'm happy

Just to know that she loves me

Yes I know that she loves me now

There is one thing I'm sure of

I will love her forever

'cause I know love will never die

Every little thing she does

She does for me

And you know the things she does

She does for me

Every little thing she does

She does for me

And you know the things she does

She does for me

When I'm with her I'm happy

Just to know that she loves me

Yes I know that she loves me now

There is one thing I'm sure of

I will love her forever

'cause I know love will never die

Every little thing she does

She does for me

And you know the things she does

She does for me

Every little thing, every little thing,

Every little thing, every little thing.

Sweetness


She brings the sunshine to a rainy afternoon;

She puts the sweetness in, stirs it with a spoon.

She watches for my moods, never brings me down;

She puts the sweetness in, all around.

She knows just what to say to make me feel so good inside.

And when I'm all alone I feel I don't want to hide, hide, hide.

Today she brought me in, told me where she'd been;

She put my mind at rest, put the sweetness in.

I'll ask her for some time to go and look around;

She puts the sweetness in with a sound.

She knows just what to say to make a sunny day.

And when I'm all alone I really don't feel that way.

Tell me, how would you feel with no world

Of your own and nobody to hold?

I just can't see the way; I'm so glad it's today

And you're here, you're here.

She brings the sunshine to a rainy afternoon;

She puts the sweetness in, stirs it with a spoon.

She watches for my moods, never brings me down;

She puts the sweetness in, all around.

She knows just what to say to make me feel so good inside.

And when I'm all alone I really don't feel that way.

Oh how I need her so,

I know she'll never go. doo doo doo doot n doo.

She'll never leave me, believe me, no. doo doo doo doot n doo.

She'll never go, no no no no no no no no no no no no.

Survival


Sunshine is creeping in

And somewhere in a field a life begins

An egg too proud to rape

The beginning of a shape of things to come

That starts the run

Life has begu

Fly fast the gun

The mother flew too late

And life within the egg was left to fate

Not really knowing how

The world outside would take it when it came

And life's the same

For things we aim

Are we to blame?

Don't doubt the fact there's life within you

Yesterday's endings will tomorrow life give you

All that dies

Dies for a reason

To put it's strength into the seasons

Survival,

Survival

They take away and they give

The living's right to live (it's all that we need to give)

The living's right to know

The egg breaks all is out

The crawling bird begins to scream and shout

Where is the parent bird?

A loneliness arose and heard it's name ring in

For lives, begin

Survival win

Survival sin

So soon the evening comes

And with it runs the aching fear of hate

Could someone still remain

Who thinks he still could gain by escaping fate?

It's much too late

Don't underrate

Appreciate

Don't doubt the fact there's life within you

Yesterday's endings will tomorrow life give you

All that dies

Dies for a reason

To put it's strength into the seasons

Survival,

Survival

They take away and they give

The living's right to live (it's all that we need to give)

The living's right to know

Survival,

Survival

They take away and they give

The living's right to live (it's all that we need to give)

The living's right to know (it's all that we have to show)

And we're all going (and we're all going )

And we're all going (and we're all going )

And we're all going somewhere

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