Does It Really Happen
by Yes

Album: Drama (1980)
Play Video
  • That's what you say
    Does it really happen to you
    Does that explain
    This is the season for this display.
    To take a look
    In time to move together

    Time is the measure before it's begun
    Slips away like running water
    Live for the pleasure, live by the gun
    Heritage for sun and daughter
    Down to the slaughter up for the fun
    Up for anything

    Could this be true
    Does it ever happen to you
    And can you prove
    That wheels go 'round in reason
    You take a step
    In time,
    To move together

    Time is the measure before it's begun
    Slips away like running water
    Live for the pleasure, live by the gun
    Heritage for sun and daughter
    Down to the slaughter up for the fun
    Up for anything

    You walk, the way
    You take, the path
    To be, assured
    You draw, a graph
    The scale, you use
    Is all, on black
    Be brave, the weight
    Will make, the heat
    There is, no way
    To take it back

    Time is the measure before it's begun
    Slips away like running water
    Live for the pleasure, live by the gun
    Heritage for sun and daughter
    Down to the slaughter up for the fun
    Up for anything Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Roger McGuinn of The Byrds

Roger McGuinn of The ByrdsSongwriter Interviews

Roger reveals the songwriting formula Clive Davis told him, and if "Eight Miles High" is really about drugs.

Divided Souls: Musical Alter Egos

Divided Souls: Musical Alter EgosSong Writing

Long before Eminem, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj created alternate personas, David Bowie, Bono, Joni Mitchell and even Hank Williams took on characters.

Holly Knight ("The Best," "Love Is A Battlefield")

Holly Knight ("The Best," "Love Is A Battlefield")Songwriter Interviews

Holly Knight talks about some of the hit songs she wrote, including "The Warrior," "Never" and "The Best," and explains some songwriting philosophy, including how to think of a bridge.

JJ Burnel of The Stranglers

JJ Burnel of The StranglersSongwriter Interviews

JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.

Artis the Spoonman

Artis the SpoonmanSong Writing

Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: '80s Edition

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: '80s EditionMusic Quiz

You know the scenes - Tom Cruise in his own pants-off dance off, Molly Ringwald celebrating her birthday - but do you remember what song is playing?