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IN THE PRESENCE OF
LIVE FROM LYON

DAVID HOWE SQUIRE WHITE WAKEMAN

SIBERIAN KHATRU
I’VE SEEN ALL GOOD PEOPLE
TEMPUS FUGIT
ONWARD
ASTRAL TRAVELLER
YOURS IS NO DISGRACE
AND YOU AND I
CORKSCREW

OWNER OF A LONELY HEART
SOUTH SIDE OF THE SKY
MACHINE MESSIAH
HEART OF SUNRISE
ROUNDABOUT
STARSHIP TROOPER

In the Present – Live from Lyon is a 2 CD & 1 DVD album by Yes, released on 29 November 2011 in North America and 2 December 2011 in Europe. It is the first live album not to feature ex-member Jon Anderson, featuring Benoît David as his replacement. The album was recorded during Yes’ “In the Present” tour, which they undertook before the release of their latest studio album, Fly from Here (2011), which also features Benoît David on vocals. The tour and album also feature keyboard player Oliver Wakeman, son of ex-Yes member, Rick Wakeman.


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SIBERIAN KHATRU

Sing, bird of prey;
Beauty begins at the foot of you. Do you believe the manner?
Gold stainless nail,
Torn through the distance of man
As they regard the summit.

Even Siberia goes through the motions.
Hold out and hold up;
Hold down the window.
Outbound, river,
Hold out the morning that comes into view.
Bluetail, tailfly.
River running right on over my head.

How does she sing?
Who holds the ring? And ring and you will find me coming.
Cold reigning king,
Hold all the secrets from you
As they produce the movement.

Even Siberia goes through the motions.
Hold out and hold up;
Hold down the window.
Outbound, river,
Hold out the morning that comes into view.
Bluetail, tailfly.
River running right over the outboard, river,
Bluetail, tailfly,
Luther, in time.
dude’ndoodit, dah, d’t-d’t-dah.

Hold down the window;
Hold out the morning that comes into view.
Warm side, the tower;
Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru.

Gold stainless nail,
Torn through the distance of man as they regard the summit.
Cold reigning king,
Shelter the women that sing
As they produce the movement.
River running right on over,
Then over my head.
Outboard, river.

Bluetail, tailfly,
Luther, in time,
Suntower, asking,
Cover, lover,
June cast, moon fast,
As one changes,
Heart gold, leaver,
Soul mark, mover,
Christian, changer,
Called out, saviour,
Moon gate, climber,
Turn round, glider.

 


PERFORMED BY

Benoît David – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar / vocals
Chris Squire – bass / vocals
Alan White – drums / percussion
Oliver Wakeman – keyboards


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson/Steve Howe/Rick Wakeman


I’VE SEEN ALL GOOD PEOPLE

I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied I’m on my way.
I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day
So satisfied I’m on my way.

Take a straight and stronger course to the corner of your life.
Make the white queen run so fast she hasn’t got time to make you a wife.

‘Cause it’s time, it’s time in time with your time and it’s 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 to capture all we want, (move me on), yea, yea, yea, yea, yea (to any black square)

Don’t surround yourself with yourself, move on back two squares,
Send an instant karma to me, initial it with loving care
(Don’t surround yourself)

‘Cause it’s time, it’s time in time with your time and it’s news is captured
For the queen to use.
Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda.
Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda.
Don’t surround yourself with yourself.
Don’t surround yourself with yourself, Don’t surround yourself.
Move on back two squares,
Send an instant karma to me, Send an instant karma to me
Initial it with loving care. Don’t surround Yourself.

‘Cause it’s time, it’s time in time with your time and it’s news is captured
For the queen to use.
Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda. (all we are saying)
Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda.(is give peace a chance)
Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda.(all we are saying)

Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda.(is give peace a chance)

‘Cause it’s time, it’s time in time with your time and it’s news is captured.

I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day so satisfied I’m on my way.


PERFORMED BY

Benoît David – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar / vocals
Chris Squire – bass / vocals
Alan White – drums / percussion
Oliver Wakeman – keyboards


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson/Chris Squire


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


PERFORMED BY

Benoît David – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar / vocals
Chris Squire – bass / vocals
Alan White – drums / percussion
Oliver Wakeman – keyboards


WRITTEN BY

Geoff Downes/Trevor Horn/Steve Howe/Chris Squire/Alan White


ONWARD

Contained in everything I do
There’s a love I feel for you
Proclaimed in everything I write
You’re the light, burning brightly

Onward through the night
Onward through the night
Onward through the night of my life

Displayed in all the things I see
There’s a love you show to me
Portrayed in all the things you say
You’re the day leading the way

Onward through the night
Onward through the night
Onward through the night of my life

Onward through the night
Onward through the night
Onward through the night of my life


PERFORMED BY

Benoît David – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar / vocals
Chris Squire – bass / vocals
Alan White – drums / percussion
Oliver Wakeman – keyboards


WRITTEN BY

Chris Squire


ASTRAL TRAVELLER

And in the ruins of the balloon
Stood a man with glasses held high
Wondering when to do it again
Have another fly into the sky
Somewhere flying high

Astral traveller
Leaving without her
Wandering where lights go
Leave out the body load

Once in the air, people who dare
Get a great respect in being
Heavenly flight, wondrous night
And all the sights worth seeing
Just believe in

Astral traveller
Leaving without her
Wandering where lights go
Leave out the body load

Once in the air, people who dare
Get a great respect in being
Heavenly flight, wondrous night
And all the sights worth seeing
Just believe in

Astral traveller
Leaving without her
Wandering where lights go
Leave out the body load


PERFORMED BY

Benoît David – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar / vocals
Chris Squire – bass / vocals
Alan White – drums / percussion
Oliver Wakeman – keyboards


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson


YOURS IS NO DISGRACE

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 change to winter, yours is no disgrace.

Battleships confide in me and tell me where you are,
Shining, flying, purple wolfhound, show me where you are,
Lost in summer, morning, winter, travel very far,
Lost in musing circumstances, that’s just where you are.

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 change to winter, yours is no,
Yours is no disgrace.
Yours is no disgrace.
Yours is no disgrace.

Death defying, mutilated armies scatter the earth,
Crawling out of dirty holes, their morals, their morals disappear.

Yesterday a morning came, a smile upon your face.
Caesar’s palace, morning glory, silly human, silly human race,
On a sailing ship to nowhere, leaving any place,
If the summer change to winter, yours is no,
Yours is no disgrace.
Yours is no disgrace.
Yours is no disgrace.


PERFORMED BY

Benoît David – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar / vocals
Chris Squire – bass / vocals
Alan White – drums / percussion
Oliver Wakeman – keyboards


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson/Chris Squire


AND YOU AND I

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.

Changed only for a sight of sound, the space agreed.
Between the picture of time behind the face of need,
Coming quickly to terms of all expression laid,
Emotion revealed as the ocean maid,
All complete in the sight of seeds of life with you.
Oh.

Turn round tailor, Coins and
Assaulting all the mornings of the Crosses
Interest shown, Never know
Presenting one another to the cord, Their fruitless worth;
All left dying, rediscovered Cords are broken,
Of the door that turned round, Locked inside
To close the cover, the mother earth.
All the interest shown, They won’t
To turn one another, to the sign Hide, hold, they won’t
At the time Tell you, watching the world,
To float your climb. Watching all of the world,
Watching us go by.

And you and I climb over the sea to the valley,
And you and I reached out for reasons to call.

Coming quickly to terms of all expression laid,
Emotion revealed as the ocean maid,
As a movement regained and regarded both the same,
All complete in the sight of seeds of life with you.

Sad preacher nailed upon the coloured door of time;
Insane teacher be there reminded of the rhyme.
There’ll be no mutant enemy we shall certify;
Political ends, as sad remains, will die.
Reach out as forward tastes begin to enter you.
Ooh, ooh.

I listened hard but could not see
Life tempo change out and inside me.
The preacher trained in all to lose his name;
The teacher travels, asking to be shown the same.
In the end, we’ll agree, we’ll accept, we’ll immortalise
That the truth of the man maturing in his eyes,
All complete in the sight of seeds of life with you.

Coming quickly to terms of all expression laid,
As a moment regained and regarded both the same,
Emotion revealed as the ocean maid,
A clearer future, morning, evening, nights with you.

And you and I climb, crossing the shapes of the morning.
And you and I climb, over the sun for the river.
And you and I climb, clearer, towards the movement.
And you and I called over valleys of endless seas.


PERFORMED BY

Benoît David – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar / vocals
Chris Squire – bass / vocals
Alan White – drums / percussion
Oliver Wakeman – keyboards


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson/Bill Bruford/Steve Howe/Chris Squire


CORKSCREW

[Instrumental]


PERFORMED BY

Steve Howe – guitar, lap steel guitar, backing vocals


WRITTEN BY

Steve Howe


OWNER OF A LONELY HEART

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

Say you don’t want to chance it
You’ve been hurt so before

Watch it now
The eagle in the sky
How he dancin’ one and only
You lose yourself
No not for pity’s sake
There’s no real reason to be lonely
Be yourself
Give your free will a chance
You’ve got to want to succeed

Owner of a lonely heart
Owner of a lonely heart
Much better than – a
Owner of a broken heart
Owner of a lonely heart

Owner of a lonely heart

After my own decision
They confused me so (Owner of a lonely heart)
My love said never question your will at all
In the end you’ve got to go
Look before you leap (Owner of a lonely heart)
And don’t you hesitate at all – no no

Owner of a lonely heart
Owner of a lonely heart
Much better than – a
Owner of a broken heart
Owner of a lonely heart
(repeat)

Owner of a lonely heart

Sooner or later each conclusion
Will decide the lonely heart (Owner of a lonely heart)
It will excite it will delight
It will give a better start (Owner of a lonely heart)

Don’t deceive your free will at all
Don’t deceive your free will at all (Owner of a lonely heart)
Don’t deceive your free will at all
Just receive it, just receive it (Owner of a lonely heart)


PERFORMED BY

Benoît David – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar / vocals
Chris Squire – bass / vocals
Alan White – drums / percussion
Oliver Wakeman – keyboards


PRODUCED BY

Jon Anderson/Chris Squire/Trevor Rabin/Trevor Horn/


SOUTH SIDE OF THE SKY

A river a mountain to be crossed
The sunshine in mountains sometimes lost
Around the south side so cold that we cried
Were we ever colder on that day
A million miles away
It seemed from all of eternity

Move forward was my friend’s only cry
In deeper to somewhere we could lie
And rest for the the day with cold in the way
Were we ever colder on that day
A million miles away
It seemed from all of eternity

The moments seemed lost in all the noise
A snow storm a stimulating voice
Of warmth of the sky
Of warmth when you die
Were we ever warmer on that day
A million miles away
It seemed from all of eternity

The sunshine in mountains sometimes lost
The river can disregard the cost
And melt in the sky warmth when you die
Were we ever warmer on that day a million miles away
We seemed from all of eternity


PERFORMED BY

Jon Anderson – vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
Steve Howe – guitar, lap steel guitar, backing vocals
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums, backing vocals
Tom Brislin – keynoards, backing vocals

European Festival Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Keitel


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson/Chris Squire


MACHINE MESSIAH

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

Aah, 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

Friends make their way
Into systems of chance
(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, 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

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


PERFORMED BY

Benoît David – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar / vocals
Chris Squire – bass / vocals
Alan White – drums / percussion
Oliver Wakeman – keyboards


WRITTEN BY

Steve Howe/Chris Squire/Alan White/Geoff Downes/Trevor Horn


HEART OF THE SUNRISE

Love comes to you and you follow
Lose one on to the heart of the sunrise
SHARP-DISTANCE
How can the wind with it’s arms
All around me

Lost on a wave and then after
Dream on on to the heart of the sunrise
SHARP-DISTANCE
How can the wind with so many around me
Lost in the city

Lost in their eyes as you hurry by
Counting the broken ties they decide
Love comes to you and then after
Dream on on to the heart of the sunrise
Lost on a wave that you’re dreaming
Dream on on to the heart of the sunrise
SHARP-DISTANCE
How can the wind with it’s arms all around
Me
SHARP-DISTANCE
How can the wind with so many around me
I feel lost in the city

Lost in their eyes as you hurry by
Counting the broken ties they decided

Straightt light moving and removing
SHARPNESS of the colour sun shine
Straight light searching all the meanings
Of the song
Long last treatment of the telling that
Relates to all the words sung
Dreamer easy in the chair that really fits
You

Love comes to you and then after
Dream on on to the heart of the sunrise
SHARP-DISTANCE
How can the wind with it’s arms all around
Me
SHARP-DISTANCE
How can the wind with so many around me
I feel lost in the city


PERFORMED BY

Benoît David – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar / vocals
Chris Squire – bass / vocals
Alan White – drums / percussion
Oliver Wakeman – keyboards


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson/Chris Squire/Bill Bruford


ROUNDABOUT

I’ll be the round about
The words will make you out ‘n’ out
I’ll spend the day your way……
Call it morning driving thru the sound and
In and out the valley……

The muses dance and sing
They make the children really ring
I’ll spend the day your way
Call it morning driving thru the sound and
In and out the valley…..

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

I will remember you
Your silhouette will charge the view
Of distance atmosphere……
Call it morning driving thru the sound and
Even in the valley……

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 ooo oo oo
Twenty four before my love you’ll see I’ll be
There with you

Along the drifting cloud the eagle searching
Down on the land
Catching the swirling wind the sailor sees
The rim of the land
The eagle’s dancing wings create as weather
Spins out of hand

Go closer hold the land feel partly no more
Than grains of sand
We stand to lose all time a thousand answers
By in our hand
Next to your deeper fears we stand
Surrounded by million years

I’ll be the roundabout
The words will make you out ‘n’ out
I’ll be the roundabout
The words will make you out ‘n’ out……..

In and around the lake
Mountains come out of the sky they
Stand there
Twenty four before my love and I’ll be
There……..

I’ll be the roundabout
The words will make you out ‘n’ out
We spend the day your way
Call it morning driving thru the sound and
In and out the valley…. eh

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 ooo
Twenty four before my love you’ll see I’ll be
There with you…..


PERFORMED BY

Benoît David – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar / vocals
Chris Squire – bass / vocals
Alan White – drums / percussion
Oliver Wakeman – keyboards


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson/Chris Squire/Bill Bruford


STARSHIP TROOPER

Sister bluebird flying high above
Shine your wings forward to the sun
Hide the myst’ries of life on your way
Though you’ve seen them, please don’t say a word
What you don’t know, I have never heard

Starship trooper, go sailing on by
Catch my soul, catch the very light
Hide the moment from my eager eye
Though you’ve seen them, please don’t tell a soul
What you can’t see, can’t be very whole

Speak to me of summer
Long winters longer than time can remember
The setting up of other roads
To travel on in old accustomed ways
I still remember the talks by the water
The proud sons and daughter
That knew the knowledge of the land
Spoke to me in sweet accustomed ways

Mother life, hold firmly on to me
Catch my knowledge higher than the day
Lose 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

Speak to me of summer
Long winters longer than time can remember
The setting up of other roads
To travel on in old accustomed ways
I still remember the talks by the water
The proud sons and daughter
That knew the knowledge of the land
Spoke to me in sweet accustomed ways


PERFORMED BY

Benoît David – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar / vocals
Chris Squire – bass / vocals
Alan White – drums / percussion
Oliver Wakeman – keyboards


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson/Chris Squire/Steve Howe


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