Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Time and a Word

It was in February 1996 that I first left India's shores for a country abroad. The circuitous trip (to save travel fare of course) arranged by my company took me from Chennai to Bombay via the now defunct East West Airways. I will never forget how the full moon illumincated the clouds that night as we flew over the clouds. From the domestic airport in Bombay a shuttle took us to the international airport. From there Cathay Pacific took us to Thailand. How beautiful the airport looked in Bangkok and so different from our Indian counterparts. Even from the skies Thailand was simply stunning. Another Cathay Pacific flight took us to Singapore. It was like a dream for me. Time has flown ever since that day. So much has happened. So much pain and joy, trials and success. But a song that reminds me so much of "The Present" is this song from the second CD that I purchased in Singapore, my first of the band "Yes", called "Time and a word" from the Yes Highlights hits compilation CD. Here are the lyrics. Listen to this song if you ever get the chance.

Time And A Word
Anderson/Foster

In the morning when you rise,
Do you open up your eyes, see what I see?
Do you see the same things ev'ry day?

Do you think of a way to start the day
Getting things in proportion?
Spread the news and help the world go 'round.

Have you heard of a time that will help us get it together again?
Have you heard of the word that will stop us going wrong?
Well, the time is near the word you'll hear
When you get things in perspective.
Spread the news and help the word go round.

There's a time and the time is now and it's right for me,
It's right for me, and the time is now.
There's a word and the word is love and it's right for me,
It's right for me, and the word is love.

Have you heard of a time that will help get it together again?
Have you heard of the word that will stop us going wrong?
Well, the time is near and the word you'll hear
When you get things in perspective.
Spread the news and help the word go round.

There's a time and the time is now and it's right for me,
It's right for me, and the time is now.
There's a word and the word is love and it's right for me,
It's right for me, and the word is love.
There's a time and the time is now and it's right for me,
It's right for me, and the time is now.
There's a word and the word is love and it's right for me,
It's right for me, and the word is love.

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© 1970 Cotillion, BMI
* © 1970 Pennywhistle, BMI
**© 1970 Ten East-Cotillion-Springalo Toones, BMI
All rights reserved.

5 comments:

Mustang said...

indian airports still suck.. as long as we have 3 colours to display, we still have 3rd class features.. lol

about this band, yes.. havent heard of them much.. do they have any recent numbers?

D

Subash S L said...

What a question, do they have ANY decent numbers? They are considered one of the greatest Progressive Rock Bands of all time. They have a huge fan following in the U.S.A. Check out their albums, Yes (their first), Fragile, Tales from Topographic Oceans....

Sri said...

decent starts with a 'd', recent starts with an 'r'. comprendi ?

Mustang said...

so they are along the lines of dream theatre??
Will take a look for sure.

D

Subash S L said...

Oops, small spill. I haven't heard of any Recent stuff. But their old albums are what that matters.