Yes Turn of the Century cover

Turn of the Century
by
Lyrics and Meaning


Released
Jul 22, 1977
Genre
Rock
Ratings


Turn of the Century Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Realising a form out of stone
Set hands moving
Roan shaped his heart
Through his working hands
Work to mold his passion into clay, like the sun
Verse 2
In his room, his lady
She would dance and sing so completely
So be still he now cries
I have time, oh let clay transform thee so
Verse 3
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
Verse 4
In the still light of dawn, she dies
Helpless hands soul revealing
Verse 5
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
Verse 6
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 colors touching others
Verse 7
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
Verse 8
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
Verse 9
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
Verse 10
Was it sun through the haze
That made all your looks
As warm as moonlight?
As a pearl deep in your eyes
Tears have flown away
All the same light
Verse 11
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
Verse 12
Like leaves we touch, we see
We will know the story
As autumn calls we'll both remember
All those many years ago

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind



YouTube
Spotify

What's Your Interpretation?

No Thoughts or Song Meanings Yet

Be the first to leave a thought.

Related Blog Posts


Songs Being Discussions


More Songs by Yes


Views
2359
1487
1035