Going For The One

GOING FOR THE ONE
ANDERSON HOWE SQUIRE WAKEMAN WHITE

GOING FOR THE ONE
TURN OF THE CENTURY
PARALLELS
WONDEROUS STORIES
AWAKEN

Going For The One is Yes’ 1977 masterwork. It saw the return of Rick Wakeman and found the band incorporating shorter form songs. Similar to Fragile, Going For The One features stunning vocal harmonies balanced by thrilling guitar playing. It topped the U.K. charts and reached #8 on the Billboard 200. It includes the hit singles “Wonderous Stories” and “Going For The One.” Absolutely essential.

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INFO & LYRICS

GOING FOR THE ONE

Get the idea cross around the track
Underneath the flank of a thoroughbred racing chaser
Getting the feel as a river flows
Would you like to go n’ shoot the mountain masses
And here you stand no taller than the grass sees
And should you really chase so hard
The truth of sport plays rings around you

Going for the one
Going for the one

Get in the way as the tons of water
Racing with you, crashing thru the rudder
Once at the start can you gamble
 that
You really surely really mean to finish
After seeing all your sense of fear diminish
As you treat danger a pure collection
As you throw away misconceptions

Going for the one
Going for the one
Going for a

Listen in time
Taken so high
To touch to move
Listen to life
Touching touch time
Travel twilight

Taken so high
Roundabout
Sounding out
Love you so
Love you so
Love you so

Now the verses i’ve sang don’t add much weight
To the story in my head so i’m thinking
I should go and write a punch line
But they’re so hard to find in my cosmic mind
So i think i’ll take a look out of the window
When i think about you, i don’t feel low
‘N’ should i really chase so hard
The truth of sport plays rings around you

Going for the one
Going for the one
Going for to

Listen in time
Taken so high
To touch to move
Listen to life
Touching touchtime
Travel twilight

Taken so high
Taking your time
Turn on to love
Turnstile to one
Tender timing
Rocking rolling

Listen in time
Taken so high
To touch to move
Listen to life
Touching touchtime
Travel twilight

Taken so high
Taking your time
Turn on to love
Turnstile to one
Tender timing
Rocking rolling

Turn on to love
Turnstile to one
Tender timing
Rocking rolling

Moments decide
Moments delight
Moments in flight
Talk about sending love.


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson


PERFORMED BY

Jon Anderson: Vocals
Steve Howe: Steel guitar and vocals
Chris Squire: Bass guitar and vocals
Rick Wakeman: Piano and electric keyboards
Alan White: Drums


FURTHER INFO

Going For The One was first issued as Atlantic #19106 (7/7/77)
Album recorded at Mountain Studios , Montreux, Switzerland.


TURN OF THE CENTURY

Realising a form out of stone
Set hands moving
Roan shaped his heart
Thru his working hands
Work to mould his passion into clay
Like the sun

In his room, his lady
She would dance and sing so completely
So be still, he now cries
I have time, oh let day transform thee so

In the deep cold of night
Winter calls, he cries, don’t deny me
For his lady, deep her illness
Time has caught her
And will for all reasons take her

In the still light of dawn, she dies
Helpless hands soul revealing
Like leaves we touch, we learn
We once knew the story
As Winter calls he will starve
All but to see the stone be life

Now Roan no more tears
Set to work his strength
So transformed him
Realising a form out of stone, his work
So absorbed him
Could she hear him
Could she see him
All aglow was his room dazed in this light
He would touch her
He would hold her
Laughing as they danced
Highest colours touching others

Did her eyes at the turn of the century
Tell me plainly
When we meet, how we’ll love,
Oh let life so transform me

Like leaves we touched, we danced
We once knew the story
As autumn called and we both
Remembered all those many years ago
I’m sure we know

Was the sign with a touch
As I kiss your fingers
We walk hands in the sun
Memories when we’re young
Love lingers so.

Was it sun thru the haze
That made all your looks
As warm as moonlight
As a pearl deep your eyes
Tears have flown away
All the same light

Did her eyes at the turn of the century
Tell me plainly
When we meet how we’ll look
As we smile time will leave me clearly

Like leaves we touch, we see
We will know the story
As Autumn calls we’ll both remember
All those many years ago.


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson, Steve Howe & Alan White


PERFORMED BY

Jon Anderson: Vocals
Steve Howe: Acoustic and electric guitar
Chris Squire: Bass guitar and vocals
Rick Wakeman: Piano and electric keyboards
Alan White: Tuned percussion


FURTHER INFO

Going For The One was first issued as Atlantic #19106 (7/7/77)
Album recorded at Mountain Studios , Montreux, Switzerland.


PARALLELS

When you’ve tried most everything
And nothing’s taking you higher
When you’ve come to realise
You’ve been playing with fire
Hear me when i say to you
It’s really down to your heart

It’s the beginning of a new love in sight
You’ve got the way to make it all happen
Set it spinning turning roundabout
Create a new dimension
When we are winning we can stop and shout
Making love towards perfection

I’ve been all around the world
And seen so many faces
Young and old a story told
Filling in my spaces
Now without a trace of doubt.
I feel it every hour

It’s the beginning of a new love inside
Could be an ever opening flower
No hesitation when we’re all about
To build a shining tower
No explanations, need to work it out
You know we’ve got the power

Parallel our sights
And we will find, that we, we need,
To be, where we, belong
Parallel our heights
Display our rights and wrongs.
And always, keep it strong
It’s the beginning of a new love in sight
Could be an ever opening flower
No explanations, need to work it out
You know we’ve got the power
It’s the beginning of a new love inside
You’ve got the way to make it all happen
Set it spinning turning roundabout
Create a new dimension
When we are winning we can stop and shout
Making love towards perfection.


WRITTEN BY

Chris Squire


PERFORMED BY

Jon Anderson: Vocals
Steve Howe: Electric guitar and vocals
Chris Squire: Bass guitar and vocals
Rick Wakeman: Church organ
Alan White: Drums and percussion


FURTHER INFO

Going For The One was first issued as Atlantic #19106 (7/7/77)
Album recorded at Mountain Studios , Montreux, Switzerland.
Church Organ recorded at St. Martins Church, Vevey, Switzerland


WONDEROUS STORIES

I awoke this morning love laid me down by a river.
Drifting I turned on upstream bound for my forgiver.
In the giving of my eyes to see your face.
Sound did silence me leaving no trace.
I beg to leave, to hear your wonderous stories.
Beg to hear your wonderous stories.

He spoke of lands not far or lands they were in his mind.
Of fusion captured high where reason captured his time.
In no time at all he took me to the gate.
In haste I quickly checked the time.
If I was late I had to leave to hear your wonderous stories.
Had to hear your wonderous stories.

Hearing…
Hearing your wonderous stories.

It is no lie I can see deeply into the future.
Imagine everything you’re close and were you there to stand
So cautiously at first and then so high.
As he spoke my spirit climbed into the sky.
I bid it to return to hear your wonderous stories.
Return to hear your wonderous stories.

Hearing…


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson


PERFORMED BY

Jon Anderson: Vocals
Steve Howe: Vachalia, electric guitar and vocals
Chris Squire: Bass guitar and vocals
Rick Wakeman: Polymoog
Alan White: Drums and percussion


FURTHER INFO

Going For The One was first issued as Atlantic #19106 (7/7/77)
Album recorded at Mountain Studios , Montreux, Switzerland.


AWAKEN

High vibration go on
To the sun, oh let my heart dreaming
Past a mortal as me
Where can I be?

Wish the sun to stand still
Reaching out to touch our own being
Past all mortal as we
Here we can be
We can be here
Be here now
Here we can be

Suns | High | Streams | Through
Awaken gentle mass touch
Awaken gentle mass touching

Strong | Dreams | Reign | Here
Awaken gentle mass touch
Awaken gentle mass touching
Awaken gentle mass touch
Awaken gentle mass touching

Star | Song | Age | Less
Awaken gentle mass touch
Awaken gentle mass touching

Workings of man
Set to ply out historical life
Reregaining the flower of the fruit of his tree
All awakening
All restoring you

Workings of man
Crying out from the fire set aflame
By his blindness to see that
The warmth of his being
Is promised for his seeing
His reaching so clearly

Workings of man
Driven far from the path
Rereleased in inhibitions
So that all is left for you
All is left for you
All is left for you
All this left for you now

Master of images
Songs cast a light on you
Hark thru dark ties
That tunnel us out of sane existence
In challenge as direct
As eyes see young stars assemble

Master of Light
All pure chance
As exists cross divided
In all encircling mode
Oh closely guided plan
Awaken in our heart

Master of Soul
Set to touch
All impenetrable youth
Ask away
That thought be contact
With all that’s clear
Be honest with yourself
There’s no doubt no doubt

Master of Time
Setting sail
Over all of our lands
And as we look
Forever closer
Shall we now bid
Farewell farewell

High vibration go on
To the sun, oh let my heart dreaming
Past a mortal as me
Where can I be

Wish the sun to stand still
Reaching out to touch our own being
Past all mortal as we
Here we can be

Like the time I ran away
Turned around and you were standing close to me
Like the time I ran away
Turned around and you were standing close to me.


WRITTEN BY

Jon Anderson, Steve Howe


PERFORMED BY

Jon Anderson: Harp and vocals
Steve Howe: Acoustic, electric, pedal steel guitar and vocals
Chris Squire: Bass guitar and vocals
Rick Wakeman: Keyboard and church organ
Alan White: Drums and tuned percussion

Ars Laeta of Lausanne, Switzerland
Recorded at Église des Planches, Montreux, Switzerland
Richard Williams Singers – Choral
Choral Arrangement by Rick Wakeman


FURTHER INFO

Going For The One was first issued as Atlantic #19106 (7/7/77)
Album recorded at Mountain Studios , Montreux, Switzerland.


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