And You And I
by Yes

Album: Close To The Edge (1972)
  • 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

    Coins and crosses never know their fruitless worth
    Cords are broken, locked inside the mother earth
    They won't hide, oh, they won't tell you
    Watching the world, 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 colored 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 immortalize
    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 reach, 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 Writer/s: JON ANDERSON, WILLIAM SCOTT BRUFORD, STEVE JAMES HOWE, CHRIS SQUIRE
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Charles from CharlotteNobody to my mind has ever crafted anything in the studio any more perfect than Yes' And You and I. Sheer musical beauty.
  • Scott from Roseville, CaProbably one of the most romantic progressive rock songs ever written. I remember in concert watching couples hold each other a bit more closely. This was, at least, one of 'their songs'. I love the idea of looking for reasons to call out to one another, at looking for beauty to cherish together, to share. To see life as one, to be with someone who sees things as you do or, at the very least, understands how you see them has got to be one of the major reasons for existing as distinct souls.
  • Paul from Rothesay, Nb, NbThe beauty that is Yes. Stunning...not much else to say.
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