Rhythm Of Love
by Yes

Album: Big Generator (1987)
Charted: 40
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  • Innocence no answer to your breaking heart
    If the situation sometimes falls apart
    Then in this ecstasy your charms are frozen
    No emotion falling through your arms

    Morning, daydream time still growing shorter
    Take me over lead me to the water

    To the rhythm of love
    To the rhythm of love
    The rhythm of love

    Why should I escort you to your secret needs
    Climbing up your ladder I keep falling down
    Anyway will do, anyone will do
    When you dance to your darkest tune
    Surrounded as you crawl around the room

    Night time fever burning till you're higher
    Take me over lead me through the fire

    The rhythm of love
    To the rhythm of love
    The rhythm of love
    To the rhythm of love

    Morning daydream midnight fever
    Morning daydream midnight fever

    The rhythm of love

    Inhibitions keep you from your point of view
    Information needing to confuse
    In this situation I have found you
    In the rhythm of

    Morning daydream midnight fever
    Morning daydream midnight fever

    Rhythm of love
    Rhythm of love
    Rhythm of love
    To the rhythm of love
    Rhythm of love Writer/s: CHRIS HENNESSEE, DRAKE WHITE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 9

  • Dick from Virginia, UsaYes (or one of the cores of it) stripping off most of the airy-fairy stuff to bring solid, basic rock (which surely irritates those with a fetish for the earlier Yes pieces). After the acapella part -- a teaser and misdirection -- the bass seeming to say "to hell with this nonsense" and the drums crashing in with agreement, and the generator has come on line.

    I mean, I love pre-Trevor Yes. I love Trevor Yes, too, and he's probably right in some quote, that it would be fun to just get down and dirty for once. But even Yes can't just sound like AC/DC; there's still that artistry in this song. It's cool and doesn't detract from 70's Yes, for it's kind of a different band just using the old name (since Chris is in it and, not incidentally, embracing this direction for two albums).\

    Now, if as said above, they stopped this style due to lack of commercial success, it seems to me they were after commercial success all along, which might be obvious, but a pretense among fans is that they weren't and that Trevor moved them into a "commercial" direction, which is ironic since apparently they dropped the Trevor style due to lack of sufficient commerciality.
  • Rick from PhiladelphiaWhile I prefer Yes with Steve Howe over Trevor Rabin, this is one of my favorite Yes songs.
  • Mike from Port Orange, FlThe acapela intro to "Rhythm of Love" is my favorite part of the Big Generator album. They should have done more of it.
  • Thomas from Oklahoma City, OkI love the vocal arrangement in this song. My only frustration is that I could once sing the top tenor part, but now not so much.
  • Claude from Kingston, MaAs a Tales from Topographic Oceans era fan, I didn't think too much of 90125 or Big Generator. Good tunes, but not really "Yesish" enough for me if you know what I mean. I'll tell you one thing though - "Holy Lamb" is one of the most beautiful songs they've done. That and "Heart of the Sunrise" in my opinion are the most beautiful Yessongs.
  • Randy from Colerain Twp., OhI won't neccessarily blame Trevor Rabin for "Yes West's" failure- I actually do like Trevor Rabin myself. Although 'BG' was a disappointment, "Talk" was actually a decent album. I was fortunate enough to have seen Yes in concert with the "Yes West" lineup, and they did virtually the entire "Talk" album. And they did do a pretty good job performing those songs.
  • Rick from Mount Ephraim, NjI agree. The Union album does demonstrate that classic Yes beats "Yes West", hands down. Big Generator had a couple of nice tunes on there, and this is the best cut, IMO, but the album, overall, stinks.

    Thanks for nothing, Trevor.
  • Evna from São Paulo, BrazilI love this song and can´t see anything wrong with Big Generator. Maybe I should add that I`m a huge Trevor Rabin fan, which explains my "impartiality"... LOL!
  • Randy from Colerain Twp., OhI thought that "Love Will Find a Way" was a much better song than this- that should have cracked the 'Top 40'. Overall, I think that 'Big Generator' was a major disappointment. After 'BG', Jon Anderson went on to work with former YES members Bill Bruford, Rick Wakeman, and Steve Howe. While working on a second album for 'ABWH', Jon Anderson reunited with the remaining members of YES, to record the album 'Union', which also featured Bruford, Wakeman, and Howe. This album had clearly shown which version of YES had the better songs- old vs. new- and I thought the 'classic' lineup blew away the latter.
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