Yes-Time And A Word

TIME AND A WORD
ANDERSON BANKS BRUFORD KAYE SQUIRE

NO OPPORTUNITY NECESSARY, NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED
THEN
EVERYDAYS
SWEET DREAMS
THE PROPHET
CLEAR DAYS
ASTRAL TRAVELLER
TIME AND A WORD

Yes’s second album is augmented by live orchestral arrangements by Tony Cox, and is the last album to feature the original band line-up. Steve Howe replaced Peter Banks before the album’s release, which is why Steve appears on the cover of the American release, although he does not play on the album.

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NO OPPORTUNITY NECESSARY, NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED

Step out in the night when you’re lonely
Listening for the sounds that your ears don’t hear
I know your cross is heavier with every step, every step
But I know a man and he’d walk miles for you

Stop!
You stay where you are
Take a look at yourself
Take a good look at yourself

Can’t tell your mama, she’d only tell ya
That she told you so
The life you’re leading she won’t believe
The real trick of life we all know

Dawn turns to day and the dawning
Daytime night time and we still can’t see
Why must we wait until the morning light?
To wake up and be


WRITTEN BY

Ritchie Havens (Feldman)


PEFORMED BY

Bill Bruford: drums
Tony Kaye: organ
Peter Banks: guitar, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Jon Anderson: lead singer, incidental percussion


PRODUCED BY

Tony Colton

Orchestral arrangements by Tony Cox
Engineer: Eddie Offord


THEN

And in a time that’s closer
Life will be even bolder – Then
Souls will be complicated
Life will be consummated – Then
Hearts will be brought together
Soon in our minds forever – Then

As long as we see
There’s only us who can change it
Only us to rearrange it
At the start of a new kind of day

Love is the only answer
Hate is the root of cancer – Then
Truth is just for the being
And there’s the sight for seeing – Then
Thoughts will be thought together
Soon in our minds forever – Then

As long as we see there’s only us
Who can change it
Only us to rearrange it
At the start of a new kind of day

And in a time that’s closer
Life will be even bolder – Then
Love is the only answer
Hate is the root of cancer – Then
Thoughts will be thought together
Soon in our minds forever – Then


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson


PEFORMED BY

Bill Bruford: drums
Tony Kaye: organ
Peter Banks: guitar, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Jon Anderson: lead singer, incidental percussion


PRODUCED BY

Tony Colton

Orchestral arrangements by Tony Cox
Engineer: Eddie Offord


EVERYDAYS

Look at the sad goodbyes
Everydays are killing time
Sun coming up outside
No men are born this time
Saturday’s child stays home
Nothing to say, so long

Well, well, well, another day
Well, well, well, another day

Grocery store ten bucks
Just making change for plastic cherries
Up in a tree jaybird looking at me
No word
Everyone looks you can’t see
We can’t be ignored easily

Well, well, well, another day
Well, well, well, another day

Soft within the wayward things
Like ecstasy the sound of trees
Most anything, what a baby sees

Beautiful face all right
Many a place out of sight
Old woman there with red shoes
One million balloons all used
Drive over hills forget your fear
Getting it out of second gear

Well, well, well, another day
Well, well, well, another day


WRITTEN BY

Stephen Stills (Campbell-Connelly)


PEFORMED BY

Bill Bruford: drums
Tony Kaye: organ
Peter Banks: guitar, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Jon Anderson: lead singer, incidental percussion


PRODUCED BY

Tony Colton

Orchestral arrangements by Tony Cox
Engineer: Eddie Offord


SWEET DREAMS

Sweet dreams can solve the future
Sweet dreams provide the past
Sweet things within your makeup
These things will always last
These things will make

Sweet dreams of conversation
Sweet dreams of love relations
Sweet words within your makeup
Sweet words of things to come
Sweet words of things to

Come on and write your letter
You know it will be better anyhow
You’re gonna laugh again
You’re gonna smile again
You’re gonna love again

Sweet dreams are born inside you
Sweet dreams are born to last
Sweet thoughts within your makeup
These thoughts will always last
These thoughts will always last

Come on and write your letter
You know it will be better anyhow
You’re gonna laugh again
You’re gonna smile again
You’re gonna love again

Sweet dreams can solve the future
Sweet dreams provide the past
Sweet dreams can solve the future
Sweet dreams provide the past
(You’re gonna laugh again)


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson & David Foster


PEFORMED BY

Bill Bruford: drums
Tony Kaye: organ
Peter Banks: guitar, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Jon Anderson: lead singer, incidental percussion


PRODUCED BY

Tony Colton

Orchestral arrangements by Tony Cox
Engineer: Eddie Offord


THE PROPHET

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 different lights his life was redeemed

Words of peace will fill his mind and change his way of life
Peaceful meetings with his heart have made him more alive
Meeting wise old women on the cliffs of life itself
Asking not for personal meaning, more for just himself

Soon we’ll be as he proclaimed in a new way of living
Take the things you need in life but remember the giving

Prophesy within your mind and you will work it out
Prophesy that some will die but only those who doubt
Then you’ll never worry as sometimes you used to do
Just remember when you’re gone there’s someone after you, you


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson & Chris Squire


PEFORMED BY

Bill Bruford: drums
Tony Kaye: organ
Peter Banks: guitar, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Jon Anderson: lead singer, incidental percussion


PRODUCED BY

Tony Colton

Orchestral arrangements by Tony Cox
Engineer: Eddie Offord


CLEAR DAYS

I once knew a sweet young girl
Her body was her world of love
Her laughter was as happiness is
Of all the times I treasure this
And on a day we will remember
On a clear day we will love forever

I once knew a sweet young dream
That if life itself were all we had
And who are we to ask for more
Let’s not be sad let’s be sure
And on a day we will remember
On a clear day we’ll all be together

Together


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson


PEFORMED BY

Bill Bruford: drums
Tony Kaye: organ
Peter Banks: guitar, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Jon Anderson: lead singer, incidental percussion


PRODUCED BY

Tony Colton

Orchestral arrangements by Tony Cox
Engineer: Eddie Offord


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.
(Astral traveller)
Heavenly flight wondrous night
And all the sights worth seeing
(Astral traveller)
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.
(Astral traveller)
Heavenly flight wondrous night
And all the sights worth seeing
(Astral traveller)
Just believe in

Astral traveller leaving without her
Wandering where lights go, leave out the body load


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson


PEFORMED BY

Bill Bruford: drums
Tony Kaye: organ
Peter Banks: guitar, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Jon Anderson: lead singer, incidental percussion


PRODUCED BY

Tony Colton

Orchestral arrangements by Tony Cox
Engineer: Eddie Offord


TIME AND A WORD

In the morning when you rise
Do you open up your eyes
See what I see?
Do you see the same things every day?

Do you think of a way to start the day
getting things in proportion?
Spread the news, and help the world go round

Have you heard of a time that will help us get it together again?
Have you heard of the word that will stop us going wrong?

Well, the time is near the word you’ll hear
When you get things in perspective
Spread the news and help the word go round

There’s a time and the time is now and it’s right for me
It’s right for me, and the time is now
There’s a word and the word is love and it’s right for me
It’s right for me and the word is love.


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson & David Foster


PEFORMED BY

Bill Bruford: drums
Tony Kaye: organ
Peter Banks: guitar, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Jon Anderson: lead singer, incidental percussion


PRODUCED BY

Tony Colton

Orchestral arrangements by Tony Cox
Engineer: Eddie Offord


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