Yes lyrics - Album: Drama [1980]

edited March 10 in Prog Rock lyrics

Machine Messiah

Part i

Run down a street

Where the glass shows

That summer has gone

Age, in the doorways

Resenting the pace of the dawn.

All of them standing in line

All of them waiting for time.

From time, the great healer,

The machine-messiah

Is born.

Cables that carry the life

To the cities we build

Threads that link diamonds of life

To the satanic mills

Ah, to see in every way

That we feel it every

Day, and know that

Maybe we'll change

Offered the chance

To finally unlearn our lessons

And alter our stance.

Part ii

Friends make their way into systems of chance

(reply- friends make their way of escape into systems of chance)

Escape to freedom I need to be there

Waiting and watching, the tables are turning

I'm waiting and watching

I need to be there.

I care to see them walk away

And, to be there when they say

They will return.

Machine, messiah

The mindless

Search for a higher

Controller

Take me to the fire

And hold me

Show me the strength of your

Singular eye.

Part iii

History dictating symptoms of ruling romance

Claws at the shores of the water upon which we dance

All of us standing in line

All of us waiting for time

To feel it, all the way

And to be there when they

Say they know that

Maybe we'll change

Offered the chance

To finally unlearn our lessons

And alter our stance.

Machine, machine messiah.

Take me into the fire

Hold me, machine messiah

And show me

The strength of your singular eye.

White Car


I see a man in a white car

Move like a ghost on the skyline

Take all your dreams

And you throw them away

Man in a white car.

Does It Really Happen?


That's what you say

Does it really happen to you

Does that explain

This is the season for this display.

To take a look

In time to move together

Chorus:

Time is the measure before it's begun

Slips away like running water

Live for the pleasure, live by the gun

Heritage for sun and daughter

Down to the slaughter up for the fun

Up for anything.

Could this be true

Does it ever happen to you

And can you prove

That wheels go 'round in reason

You take a step

In time,

To move together

Chorus

You walk, the way

You take, the path

To be, assured

You draw, a graph

The scale, you use

Is all, on black

Be brave, the weight

Will make, the heat

There is, no way

To take-it back.

Repeat chorus

Run Through the Light


I asked my love to give me shelter

And all she offered me were dreams

Of all the moments spent together

That move like never ending streams.

Run to the light

Everything is alright

Run thro' the light of day

You run to the light of night

And every movement made together

Till every thought was just the same

And all the pieces fit forever

In the game.

Welcome to the light

Now everything is okay

Run thro' the light of night

You run to the light of day.

Tempus Fugit


Born in the night

She would run like a leopard

That freaks at the sight

Of a mind close beside herself

And the nearer I came

How the country would change

She was using the landscape

To hide herself.

More in the mind

Than the body this feeling

A sense at the end

Of a circular line

That is drawn at an angle

I see when I'm with you

To navigate waters and finally answer to-yes.

If you were there you would want to be near me

Innocence, you could hold all the materials

And though nothing would really be living

It would shock your fall into landing light

In the north sky time flies fast to the morning

The cold of the dawn it meant nothing to us

You were keeping your best situation

An answer to-yes

(yes, yes) and the moment I see you

(yes, yes) it's so good to be near you

(yes, yes) and the feeling you give me

(yes, yes) makes me want to be with you

(yes, yes) from the moment you tell me - yes

If you could see all the roads I have travelled

Towards some unusable last equilibrium

Run like an athlete and die like a dead beaten speed-freak

An answer to all of your answers to-yes

In the north sky time flies faster than morning

The cold of the dawn it meant nothing to us

You were keeping your best situation

An answer to yes

(yes, yes) and the moment I see you

(yes, yes) it's so good to be near you

(yes, yes) and the feeling you give me

(yes, yes) makes me want to be with you

(yes, yes) if we wait for an answer

(yes, yes) will the silence be broken

(yes, yes) should we wait for an answer

(yes, yes) do we leave it unspoken

(yes yes yes yes . . .)

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