Survival
by Yes

Album: Yes (1969)
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  • Sunshine is creepin' in
    An' somewhere in a field, a life begins
    An egg too proud to rape
    The beginnin' of a shape of things to come
    That starts the run, life has begun, fly fast the gun

    The mother flew too late
    An' life within the egg was left to fate
    Not really knowin' how
    The world outside would take it, when it came
    And life?s the same, for things we aim, are we to blame?

    don't doubt the fact there's life within you
    Yesterday?s endings will tomorrow life give you
    All that dies, dies for a reason
    To put its strength into the seasons

    Survival, survival
    They take away an' they give you life of their name
    The living?s right to live, it?s all that we need to show
    The living?s right to know

    The egg breaks, all is out
    The crawlin' bird begins to scream an' shout
    Where is the parent bird
    A loneliness arose an' heard its name ringing
    For lives begin, survival win, survival sin

    So soon the evening comes
    An' with it runs the achin' fear of hate
    Could someone still remain
    Who thinks he still could gain by escapin' fate?
    It?s much too late don't underrate, appreciate

    don't doubt the fact there's life within you
    Yesterday?s endings will tomorrow life give you
    All that dies, dies for a reason
    To put its strength into the seasons

    Survival, survival
    They take away an' they give you life of their name
    The living?s right to live, it?s all that we need to give
    The living?s right to know

    Survival, survival
    They take away and they give you life of their name
    The living?s right to live, it?s all that we need to give
    The living?s right to know, it?s all that we have to show

    An' we're all goin', an' we're all goin'
    An' we're all goin', an' we're all goin'
    An' we're all goin' somewhere Writer/s: JON ANDERSON
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 1

  • RomanSaw YES for the first time last year at a local casino (third row seats) and was amazed how they sounded as good live as on their recordings. Anderson was replaced by a younger singer who sounded just like him. Wish I had seen them sooner when Wakeman was touring with them.
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