Yes - Big Generator

ANDERSON BRUFORD WAKEMAN HOWE
ANDERSON BRUFORD WAKEMAN HOWE

THEMES
FIST OF FIRE
BROTHER OF MINE
BIRTHRIGHT
THE MEETING
QUARTET
TEAKBOIS
ORDER OF THE UNIVERSE
LET’S PRETEND

Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe is the self-titled album by four alumni of the progressive rock group Yes: Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Rick Wakeman, and Steve Howe.

The group was unable to use the name Yes for legal reasons. However, the group did have Arista assign the catalog number of 90126 to the original releases of the CD and cassette. This was their subtle way of stamping this as the next Yes album after 90125.


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INFO & LYRICS

THEMES

Part I

i Sound
(Anderson / Howe / Wakeman / Bruford)
Instrumental

ii Second Attention
(Anderson / Howe / Wakeman / Bruford)
Be gone you ever piercing
Power Play machine
Cutting our musical solidarity
For those who would break the windows
Of our true reflections
And perceptions of the world
‘For I am out of thee with a vengeance’

Do not play me
You will never hear this
You will never hear this
Only feel it

For too long I have danced
To your destiny
No longer fill my head
With empty dreams

Of reality and gold
Your reality
For I am away this side away to the second attention

I can never ever play it or sing it
For it can never be shouted down
Or played every stronger
As I feel this never ending
Pattern of nature

I don’t believe in Devils
I don’t believe in Demons
I only believe in you

iii Soul Warrior
(Anderson / Howe / Wakeman / Bruford)
Instrumental


PEFORMED BY

Jon Anderson – Lead Vocals
Bill Bruford – Drums
Rick Wakeman – Keyboards
Steve Howe – Guitar


PRODUCED BY

Jon Anderson, Chris Kimsey


FIST OF FIRE

Carry forth as a guardian to Kingdom Come
With your daggers of the spirit
Let the dagger run
With the Fist of Fire
Be the master now
As the darkness of ages past

Riches silver and gold
In the liquid see
Cast a net can you catch
So you can’t see me

As in death you can climb
Higher thru the sky
Show your wings
Surely you can fly

Fly away past the guardian to Kingdom Come
See the miracle of life
Disappear it’s gone

Go carry your silver ships of light
Go carry your silver ships of light
Go carry your silver ships of life
Go carry your silver ships of life
Go carry your silver ships of life

Keep the fire in your hand
It won’t let you drown
As you fly with your wings
Won’t come falling down

See the flower of youth
Disappear on high
As you gather your true wings
About to fly

To be ready
To be strong
Make it run

This righteous
This wrong
This right
This love

This is how nature controls
The way of all things
this is how the angels sing
Not afraid
No, not afraid
Not afraid of this or that
Not afraid

Carry forth as a guardian to Kingdom Come
With the ghost
And the spirit
Let the fire run

Thru the darkest age
We can surely fly
Thru the darkest age
With the Fist Of Fire
Thru the darkest age
With the Fist of Fire


PEFORMED BY

Jon Anderson – Lead Vocals
Bill Bruford – Drums
Rick Wakeman – Keyboards
Steve Howe – Guitar


PRODUCED BY

Jon Anderson, Chris Kimsey


BROTHER OF MINE

i The Big Dream

So giving all the love you have
Never be afraid to show your heart
So giving all the love you have
There is a special reason
A special reason…

In the big dream
We are heroes
We are dreamers
Of the big dream

Someone told me
There are brothers
Live forever
In the big sky

Just hear your voice
Sing all the songs of the earth
Nothing can come between us
You’re a brother of mine

Sing out your sisters
All the dreams of the world
Nothing can come between us
We are the travellers of time

See the desert
We have walked the path
Of all the known religions

In the big dream
We are brothers, we are sisters
Of the big dream

Just hear your voice
Sing all the songs of the earth
Nothing can come between us
You’re a brother of mine

Sing out your sisters
All the dreams of the world
Nothing can come between us

Took me by surprise
It opened up my eyes
I can’t believe we’re ready to
Run another
Run another
Run another

Fourth Dimension Dream
All the way it seems
I can’t believe we’re running to
See the world for what it really is
In the full moon

ii Nothing Can Come Between Us

Took me by surprise
It opened up my eyes
I can’t believe we’re ready to
Run another
Run another
Run another

Fourth Dimension Dream
Always the way it seems

Just hear the voice
In all the songs of the earth
Nothing can come between us
You’re a brother of mine

We hold our hands together
Be the sunshine
Nothing can come between us
You’re a sister of time

Just hear the voice
Sing all the songs of the earth
Nothing can come between us
Nothing can come between us
Nothing can come between us

So give it all the love you have
Never be afraid to show your heart
So giving all the love you have
There is a special reason to come true

So giving all the love you have
Never be afraid to show your heart
So giving all the love you have
There is a special reason
There is a special reason this time

iii Long Lost Brother Of Mine

Long lost brother of mine
Seeing my life for the first time
Long lost brother of mine
Living my life in the dig dream

Long lost brother of mine
Walking away from illusion
Long lost brother of mine
Seeing my life for the first time

Long lost brother of mine
Seeing me fly like an eagle
Long lost brother of mine
Watching me walk in the full moon
Long lost brother of mine
Seeing my life for the first time
Long lost brother of mine
Walking this dream everlasting

So it’s there
Putting one into one special reason
So it’s there
Putting one into one
One another. Sure can. Sure can

This is a further dimension
Coming at us for the very first time
It’s the second attention
Realising it all of the time

Re-defining this long lost passion
For the living we’re in
This will be the first of many
I be telling you

Long lost brother of mine
Walking the dream evolution
Long lost brother of mine
Singing the sisters of freedom
Long lost brother of mine
Seeing the fathers of wisdom
Long lost brother of mine
Seeing my life for the first time

So it’s there, but to want it to one special reason
Yes it’s there, but to want it to want one another
So it’s there, but to want it to one special reason
Yes it’s there, you can see what you want to see

Long lost brother of mine


PEFORMED BY

Jon Anderson – Lead Vocals
Bill Bruford – Drums
Rick Wakeman – Keyboards
Steve Howe – Guitar


PRODUCED BY

Jon Anderson, Chris Kimsey


BIRTHRIGHT

In 1954 the British Government, in order to maintain the balance
of power between East and West, exploded their first atom bomb at
Woomera. They failed to contact all of the Aborigine peoples at
the time. The Aborigines still call this ‘the day of the cloud.’

A new born land
Dreaming by the sky
The scent of colours
In the flowers

Believe it’s small
In many ways
It holds the key
That divides the super powers

This road is never lonely
To ENGLAND they are tied
They were blasted by the Silver Cloud
There were blasted to the wall alive

This place, this place ain’t big enough for stars and stripes

Counting out the statesmen
Bungling one by one
Spelling out this segregation
So the catchword be
Looking after number one
They release the fear inside
Are human after all
So begins our dream time
They hunted like the dinosaur
We the pure
They the savage innocent
How we crush our existence after all
Come on

For without them
We are lonely
This England we are blind
Like all the Empires crumble
Will surely change the tide

This place ain’t big enough for red and white
This place ain’t big enough for stars and stripes

This place – This place
This place is theirs, by their birthright
This place

The sun gives better reasons
United we are blind
To deliver our existence
Keep it up
Keep it up
This human tide, give it some

We can break the ties
Of recent changes
Know the ones who
Hold the key
Singing out the congregation
We are them and they are we

This place ain’t big enough for red and white
This place ain’t big enough for stars and stripes
This place
This place
This place is theirs by their birthright


PEFORMED BY

Jon Anderson – Lead Vocals
Bill Bruford – Drums
Rick Wakeman – Keyboards
Steve Howe – Guitar


PRODUCED BY

Jon Anderson, Chris Kimsey


THE MEETING

Surely I could tell
When I sleep tonight
A dream will call
And raise it’s head in majesty
Dividing all my energy
To the meeting of your love

Where from whence it came
Like a singer searching for a song
I try to reach where you belong
As I will be the song for you
I will be your servant child

No, oh no
I cannot be deceived
No, oh no
There’s something
That I feel
There’s something that I feel inside

Surely I could tell
If you ask me Lord
To board the train

My life my love would be the same
As I could be the one for you
In the meeting of your love
In the meeting of your love


PEFORMED BY

Jon Anderson – Lead Vocals
Bill Bruford – Drums
Rick Wakeman – Keyboards
Steve Howe – Guitar


PRODUCED BY

Jon Anderson, Chris Kimsey


QUARTET

i I Wanna Learn

I wanna learn more about you
We haven’t spoke in quite a while
And all of the dreams that come true
So surprising how it catches you

I wanna learn more about me
I’ve been sinking like a setting stone
And now the dreams are realising it’s true
That’s why I wanna learn about you

I wanna know more about life
And things that can fly in between my mind
I wanna change all the I dream about
My waking and my so many lives, oh my

I wanna learn more about you
We haven’t spoke in quite a while
Just let me, let me come through
I’ll give you my heart, my life for life

ii She Gives Me Love

She gives me love
When love had gone away
When the pressure came so fast
She give me love
Long distance runaround
And in between the pressure
I was summoned

How did we dance on the south side of the sky
We saw the flags flying on the moon
And thru the gates of delirium so fast
Believing in the light was a beginning
Only to believe in you
Only to believe in you

She give me love
When I was losing fast
I was awakened by the dream
She was the love for me
the first and last
And all that I remembered
Was the roundabout only to believe in you

iii Who Was The First

Who was the first to show
The moon at night
Is never so far away
We are the first to define the
Languages of love

Who was the first to learn
The universal consciousness divine
We are the first to discover
This day in our time

And when the history of science
Re-writes itself each day
We are living in days of wonder Simon says
So wonderful true believer
So wonderful I’m alive
Just take this world of life
Each day at a time

So up this universal
Combinations of the word
I’ll try so hard to fulfill my belief

Take me I’m a love you
I’m a love you
No change in my mind
I’ll walk with you to the end of the earth

I wanna learn more about you
We haven’t spoke in quite a while
I wanna learn more about me
We haven’t spoke in quite a while

So up this universal
Combinations of the word
So up this universal
Word of love

Take me I’m a love you
I’m a want you
No need to change my mind
I’ll walk with you to the end of the earth

I wanna learn more about you
We haven’t spoke in quite while
I wanna learn more about me

iv I’m Alive

Only when you looked
Did I realise
Someone broke into your life
How we hurt and never show it
Come into my world hold me
In your arms
There’s a mystery to the touch
How it heals so
When we’re broken

I believe that all the fear you’ve had
Can gently fly away

We experience we hold together
Lost in one embrace

We will love forever (this eternity)
For in (this) love, I’m alive, I’m alive

Only when you spoke
Did I realise
How you understand this life

How you help me
With your eyesight

Only when we touched
Did it all come true
How you understand my life
How you helped me with your light


PEFORMED BY

Jon Anderson – Lead Vocals
Bill Bruford – Drums
Rick Wakeman – Keyboards
Steve Howe – Guitar


PRODUCED BY

Jon Anderson, Chris Kimsey


TEAKBOIS

The Life And Times Of Bobby Dread

Jump out this next world
Is gone overground
That sky is ecstasy dancin’

My child my woman
My daughter my son
Together planning to party

Just wait for me
Out in the street
Teakbois in everywhere

Dancing with you
We’re coming thru
Somehow we’ll all be there

This time is surely
Come once and for all
We’ve waited so now
We are ready

Be quick be ready
Be sure and be smart
No need the energy wasted
I’ve dreamed of music
That comes from the heart
As tho’ the eagle has landed

Just wait for me
Out in the street
Teakbois is everywhere

Dancing with you
We’re coming thru
Everyone will be there

She smiles my mind
Is just blown I can’t stop
No time is better than now

I wake up everyday
Before the sun is coming up

Bobby Dread and the cool running

The fish to catch
The sea to swim
They say I gotta life
To live

Bobby Dread and the cool running

My music is my only witness
To my very soul

Bobby Dread and the cool running

So when you need me
All you have to do is help me
Lose control

Bobby Dread and the cool running

They say the world’s a stage
So let me play for you and you and you

Bobby Dread and the cool running

It’s all I ever in my life
I really wanted
To sing and do

Bobby Dread and the cool running

We form a group a simple name
A secret harmony like

Bobby Dread and the cool running

We write our songs
We symphonies
Some people say they like us

Bobby Dread and the cool running

This summer you couldn’t get it


PEFORMED BY

Jon Anderson – Lead Vocals
Bill Bruford – Drums
Rick Wakeman – Keyboards
Steve Howe – Guitar


PRODUCED BY

Jon Anderson, Chris Kimsey


ORDER OF THE UNIVERSE

i Order Theme

Instrumental

ii Rock Gives Courage

You don’t need anybody, don’t you give me that surprise
Everything about you inside your eyes
You don’t need anybody in your family ties
You crossed over the river

You don’t need any money to deserve all your friends
It’s just the love you give them
You don’t need anybody in this complicated life
You crossed over the river

And you’re there on your own and you’re lost in your life
And you think there’s someone’s gonna make you feel so good
You better lose control you better watch your step
For there’s something inside you, they call it

Rock gives courage, a way to win the trust
Rock gives lover a way to win or bust

You don’t need anybody in this complicated life
You crossed over the river

Rock gives courage, a way to with the trust
Rock gives lovers a way to win or bust

Rock gives sisters a way to speak their mind
Without this gift of rock and roll
We’d all be wasting time

iii It’s So Hard To Grow

They say we’ve got it made, they say we gotta light
Where is the man with all the great directions

They say we gotta win, they say we gotta learn
But in the end it’s just the same damn reason

They say you’ve gotta run, they say you gotta jump
Don’t really need to know which way we’re going

They say we gotta push, they say we gotta shout
Is this the way to keep our bonfires burning

Sick feeling, sick reasoning, sick challenge you la la la la
You can’t imagine it, how hard it is to grow
You can’t imagine it, can you imagine

The order of the universe

You don’t need anybody, don’t you give me that surprise
Everything about you inside your eyes
You don’t need anybody in your family ties
You crossed over the river

You don’t need any money to deserve all your friends
It’s just the love you give ‘em
You don’t need anybody in the complicated life
You crossed over the river, you crossed over the river
You crossed over the river, you crossed over the river

iv The Universe

The order of the universe
The order of the universe


PEFORMED BY

Jon Anderson – Lead Vocals
Bill Bruford – Drums
Rick Wakeman – Keyboards
Steve Howe – Guitar


PRODUCED BY

Jon Anderson, Chris Kimsey


LET’S PRETEND

Let us be together, let’s pretend that we
Are free, let’s all be where the angels
Find us, we all have the key
Shall we seal the truth of life
Shall we light the heavens
We’re so good at finding pleasure
As to what we are, and how we fit
Together

Let us sing the song it is
Let the sound of all belief
Let’s all find that space in life
To follow in between
It’s something that I feel
To pour upon my soul
Countenance of love
For one n’ all
To know there’s so many ways
The force of nature prevails
I lay down, I lay down and I pray

Let’s get our hearts together
And as before, and like before
We’ll do again

To know there’s so many ways
The force of nature prevails
I lay down, I lay down and I pray

Let’s get our hearts together
As before, and like before
We’ll do again
Let’s get our hearts together
As before, and like before
We’ll do again
Let’s get our hearts together
As before, and like before
We’ll do again

Do again…


PEFORMED BY

Jon Anderson – Lead Vocals
Bill Bruford – Drums
Rick Wakeman – Keyboards
Steve Howe – Guitar


PRODUCED BY

Jon Anderson, Chris Kimsey


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