The song isn't just about ballot measures. "It's more refined ideas about self-realization that we've grown up with over the years," Jon Anderson said in a Songfacts interview
. "Especially in the '60s and '70s, there was a self-realization code being presented to the human experience throughout music, famously 'all you need is love,' which was originally thought up by Krishna, and then The Beatles made a great song about it. But everybody needs love, so the song itself is all about self-realization, waking up and activating. Whoever's in charge of the electricity that keeps us going, can you plug it in a bit deeper and tweak it up?"