Close To The Edge

CLOSE TO THE EDGE
ANDERSON HOWE SQUIRE WAKEMAN BRUFORD

CLOSE TO THE EDGE
AND YOU AND I
SIBERIAN KHATRU

Close To The Edge was released on 13 September 1972 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest progressive rock albums ever recorded. Inspired by Siddharta and their “state of mind” at the time, Yes’s 5th album is widely regarded as their masterpiece. The Gold-certified work remains a crowning achievement in the band’s illustrious career. It reached the Top Ten in both the U.K. and in the U.S., where it spent thirty-two weeks on the charts. Close To The Edge includes the epic standout ‘And You And I.’ Guitar World named it one of their ‘100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time.’ This flawless classic is also included in the book, ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’.

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CLOSE TO THE EDGE


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Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums


AND YOU AND I


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Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums


SIBERIAN KHATRU


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CLOSE TO THE EDGE

I – THE SOLID TIME OF CHANGE

A seasoned witch could call you from the depths of your disgrace
And rearrange your liver to the solid mental grace,
And achieve it al l with music that came quickly from afar
Then taste the fruit of man recorded losing all against the hour

And assessing points to nowhere leading every single one,
A dewdrop can exalt us like the music of the sun
And take away the plain in which we move and choose the course you’re

Running down at the edge, round by the corner,
Not right away, not right away
Close to the edge, down by a river
Not right away, not right away

Crossed a line around the changes of the summer
Reaching out to call the colour of the sky,
Passed around a moment clothed in mornings faster than we see
Getting over all the time I had to worry
Leaving all the changes far from far behind
We relieve the tension only to find out the master’s name.

Down at the end, round by the corner
Close to the edge, just by the river
Seasons will pass you by.

I get up. I get down.

Now that it’s all over and done
Now that you find, now that you’re whole.

II – TOTAL MASS RETAIN

My eyes convinced eclipsed with the younger moon attained with love
It changed as almost strained amidst clear manna from above.
I crucified my hate and held the word within my hand
There’s you, the time, the logic, or the reasons we don’t understand.

Sad courage claimed the victims standing still for all to see
As armoured movers took approach to overlook the sea
There since the cord, the license, or the reasons we understood will be

Down at the edge, close by a river
Close to the edge, round by the corner
Close to the end, down by the corner
Down at the edge, round by the river.

Sudden call shouldn’t take away the startled memory
All in all the journey takes you all the way.
As apart from any reality that you’ve ever seen and known.
Guessing problems only to deceive the mention,
Passing paths that climb halfway into the void
As we cross from side to side we hear the total mass retain.

Down at the end, round by the corner
Close to the end, down by the river.
Seasons will pass you by.

I get up. I get down.

III – I GET UP I GET DOWN

In her white lace she could clearly see
The lady sadly looking saying that she’d take the blame
For the crucifixion of her domain.

Two million people barely satisfy
Two hundred women watch one woman cry too late.

Thru the duty she would coil their said
Amusement of her story asking only

Interest could be laid
Upon the children of her Domain.

The eyes of honesty can achieve
How many millions do we deceive
Each day?

I get up. I get down
I get up. I get down

In charge of who is there in charge of me
Do I look on blindly and say I see
The way?

The truth is written all along the page
How old will I be before I come of age
For you?

I get up. I get down.
I get up. I get down.
I get up. I get down.
I get up. I get down.
I get up. I get down.

IV – SEASONS OF MAN

The time between the notes relates the colour to scenes,
A constant vogue of triumphs dislocate man so it seems,
And space between the focus shape ascend knowledge of love
As song and chance develop time lost social temperance rules above

Then according to the man who showed his outstretched arm to space,
He turned around and pointed revealing all the Human race,
I shook my head and smiled a whisper knowing all about the place.

On the hill we viewed the silence of the valley

Called to witness cycles only of the past
And we reach all this with movements in between the said remark

Close to the edge, down by the river.
Down at the end, round by the corner.
Seasons will pass you by
Now that it’s all over and done
Called to the seed right to the sun
Now that you find now that you’re whole
Seasons will pass you by.

I get up. I get down.
I get up. I get down.
I get up. I get down.


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson & Steve Howe


PERFORMED BY

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Bill Bruford – drums, percussion
Steve Howe – guitars, backing vocals
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Rick Wakeman – keyboards


AND YOU AND I

I – CORD OF LIFE

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.

Coins and crosses never know their fruitless worth
Cords are broken, locked, inside the Mother Earth.
They won’t hide hold
They won’t tell you
Watching the world,
Watching all of the world,
Watching us go by.

Turn round tailor assaulting all
The mornings of the interest shown,
Presenting one another to the
Cord, all left dying, rediscovered
Of the door, that turned round to close
The cover, all of the interest shown to
Turn to one another, to the sign
At the time
Float your Climb

And you and I climb over the sea to the valley,
And you and I reached out for reasons to call.

II – ECLIPSE

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 side of seeds of life with you.

III – THE PREACHER THE TEACHER

Sad preacher nailed upon the colour 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.

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 immortalise
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 movement regained and regarded both the same
Emotion revealed as the ocean maid
A clearer future, morning, evening, nights with you.

IV – APOCALYPSE

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.


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Bill Bruford & Chris Squire


PERFORMED BY

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Bill Bruford – drums, percussion
Steve Howe – guitars, backing vocals
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Rick Wakeman – keyboards


SIBERIAN KHATRU

Sing bird of prey
Beauty begins at the foot of you
Do you believe the manner?

Gold stainless nail
Torn thru the distance of man
As they regard the summit.

Even Siberia goes through the motions
So hold out and hold on
Hold down the window.
Hold out the morning that comes into view.

Outboard
River
Bluetail
Tailfly

River running right on over my head.

How does she sing
Who holds the ring and ring
And you will find me coming.
Cold reigning king hold all the secrets from you
As they produce the movement.

Even Siberia goes thru the motions
So hold out and hold on
Hold down the window.
Hold out the morning that comes into view.

Outboard
River
Bluetail
Tailfly

River running right on over my head.

Outboard
River
Bluetail
Tailfly
luther
In time

Hold down the window
Hold out the morning that comes into view
Warm side the tower
Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru

Gold stainless nail,
Torn thru the distance of man
As they regard the summit.
Cold reigning king shelter the woman that sings
As they produce the movement
River running right on over my head.

Outboard
River
Blue tail
Tail fly
luther
In time
Suntower
Asking
Cover lover
June cast
Moon fast
As one
Changes
Heart Gold
Leaver
Soul mark
Mover
Christian
Changer
Called out
Saviour
Moon Gate
Climber
Turn Round
Glider


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman


PERFORMED BY

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Bill Bruford – drums, percussion
Steve Howe – guitars, backing vocals
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Rick Wakeman – keyboards


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