The closing track on the Close To The Edge
album, this song is about unity across cultures. Jon Anderson
, who wrote the lyric, has given different accounts of what "Khatru" means. He has said that it means "winter," and also that it translates to "as you wish" in Yemenite Hebrew.
The meaning of the song is more clear: Anderson is expressing how Siberians go through the same emotions that he does. They're people like us, just geographically distant. We may be from different places, but we're all basically the same.
Dino - Bandung, Indonesia