Love Will Find a Way
by Yes

Album: Big Generator (1987)
Charted: 73 30
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Songfacts®:

  • This is one of the few Yes songs that no members from the band's '70s lineups had a part in writing. It was solely composed by Trevor Rabin, a guitarist/producer who joined the band in 1982. Stevie Nicks was slated to record the song, and she even changed some of the lyrics before Yes drummer Alan White heard the song and implored Rabin to keep it for Yes. He did, and it gave the band one of their last hits - their next single "Rhythm Of Love" was their last to crack the Top 40.
  • Trevor Rabin explained in the book Yesstories: "I really enjoyed that song, because the lyric, 'Love will find a way' I thought was a great lyric. I just kept singing it over and over to myself and I was very happy with that song. It's a feel-good song. I put the orchestral piece in the beginning and it was great getting into the studio with the old baton. I felt the song turned out very well; unfortunately, I think a lot of Yes fans listened to it and said, 'You're moving too far away from what Yes stands for.'"

Comments: 10

  • Niels from NetherlandsI love the feel of this song and the way it starts with the violins, then kicking in the guitar and then the drums.
  • Dick from Virginia, UsaI like the Trevor years for being more pop oriented. I think it's OK for a band to shift gears, or for some members to reform into something else while retaining the name they used before when doing different music. I like the pre-Trevor "Yes" and the Trevor "Yes" -- different styles, all good.

    Yeah, the Chez Nous line is irritating. The rest is OK with lyrics always being of secondary importance to me and to most pop-song writers, to be honest (like the Beatles).
  • Lew Basnight from Off To One Side The “I eat at Chez Nous” line used to drive me crazy, because as many times as I listened to the cassette I couldn’t figure out what else it could possibly be... but it can’t be that because it makes zero sense! (Not that Yes hasn’t laid down some other puzzlers over the decades.)
    Fast forward to the Information Age and the song comes up on shuffle and I think “finally! I can look up the actual lyrics! To the internet!” And yeah but no, I was right, that’s the line. Wtf Trevor?
  • Edward from Bc, MiThis is not the "Yes" that defined Progressive Rock. This is "how can we fit into pop music?" Other tracks from this album did grasp at what made them strong in the past. Re: "I eat at Chez Nous" line. Google translator says it means "with us". It would appear he is hopeful of their union.
  • Anon from VegasI actually thought this and "Round About" was there best work. A lot of their early stuff was just to rambling progressive style......
  • Michael Joseph from S.e. U.s.I agree with A.J. For many of us... that line 'I eat at Chez Nous' will require brain cancer surgery to be removed. Plus I was never a fan of Rabin's production style anyway. It's just way too hectic sounding, not melodic/natural sounding at all. Probably why top 40 radio loved it at the time. Ugh.
  • Bill from UsaAgree with the comments in favor of the "chez nous" lyric. Foreign languages have always crept into written art (poems, novels, etc) and there is no reason it can't come into lyrics. The sentiment is fitting and it is a clever way to make the rhyme with "...waiting for you." Even if the restaurant is what put it in his mind. It is far better than a tired, cliched "what else can I do" or an inane "the toilet's where you poo." Those would be clumsy and silly. I think "I need your intrusion" is the more awkward line to me. Perhaps we need to come to the artist, rather than expecting the art to come to us? I especially like the outro chorus where they change the placement and pacing with the echo of "Love Find A Way", as well as the interplay between Jon Anderson's voice and Trevor Rabin's. Sublime. The funny fretboard exercise lick that is the main hook for the tune is catchy and superb. All that said, Pablo Cruise had a hit with the words "Love Will Find A Way" many years before this, and I can't imagine Trevor wasn't aware of that recording, so I'm surprised at the "wonder" with those particular words. I guess wherever inspiration strikes...
  • Count Monster Rod Von Hugenstein from Intercourse, PennsylvaniaAj. . . the line "I eat at Chez Nous" mean the guy eats at home. . . he wants a relationship with the girl and will not stray. So the line if very fitting for the song.
  • Joseph from Grand Junction, Colorado I completely disagree with the previous comment. IMO this is one of Yes best songs
    they ever put out. Outside of Roundabout there old stuff grew tired and redundant. This song to me brought a welcome change
  • Aj from Orange County, CaWhile Trevor Rabin may be justified in thinking "Love will find a way" was "a great lyric", this song also includes quite possibly one of the clumsiest, silliest most pretentious yet dumbest lyric in any Top 40 song, at least in the humble opinion of this Songfacts participant: "I eat at Chez Nous." It translates literally to "the house of we" or "our house" or "where we live." There was a "Chez Nous" restaurant in LA's Toluca Lake area, and Rabin reportedly ate there. Nevertheless, the inclusion of the lyric is like an embarrassing third appendage, like an arm growing out of your back or a leg coming out of your chest. It doesn't belong, and it is puzzling why it was allowed to remain when the song was recorded.
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