JON ANDERSON:   Animation

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What you want, you say you,
You gonna get it easy
What you need, say really,
Electronic digit!

Scientific sell me
So terrific to do
Counting fifty-two, plus micro-chip
Plus you're so serious

Eventide delay
Digital delay

Anytime you meet superstition
Just add thoughts to advision
Then cross collateralise and
Subsidised by television

Media media, push to ninety-five
Set to stabilise, Mark One plus
two eighty five

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Just listen watch
And watch more closely now
Such new machines self-loading
Acquire a taste for you
Spells the name remains the same
Shouts of prophet laughter
Set to spellbind you the viewer
To view the voyager.

Eventide delay
Monitor special moments
That turn to history
The sound can bring you
Whatever you need

Attention Attention
Within the groove
Sharp sophistication
Computer Casio overdrive

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Through these hallowed halls
Sing into these ears
Songs of infinite
My child Media

What you want, Electronic Music
What you have, such Symphonic Music
Sanyo, Sony, power multiply by hour
Computer redesign?
Riding out in scale of nine

Eventide Delay
Digital Delay
Anytime you need the Truth
Tune in and turn the key
True Media Media Media
You know you've got to me!!

Animation

When I was young I had thoughts
of a kind, that still linger
entwined with realities reasoning
I'd sit on the hill side and look out
far yonder, imagine I'd easily
fly away, to where? I don't know,
But the imagery caught by my
quick imagination would lift me
My spirit to conquer a fall
Well now let me tell you
the simplest of stories
We've all been through this moment
and really we've all been through this birth

All praise this glorious chance of life
All praise this wonderous feeling too
All praise this time we all go through
This pain This light, we bare so fast
Rebirth at last

And I wanted to be by my wife
As she'd laboured and given
The child a life, she the purest soul
So I wanted to be by her side
For the very first time I said
For the full and simple reason
Well I wanted it, well yes I did

As a Mother and Father of innocence
Gladly helping a child to this world
There was more than relief on our minds
It was like touching moments in History
Not just for a memory
With the help of those dear people
Who could have thought for a better
reason of just wanting to be there
For the full and simple reason
Well I wanted it
wanted it
wanted to be there

Out in a whispering of time
Can a Mother and Child love right away
Mother and Father as their
right accept a reason
As the child's eyes that
dream on and dream a life away
So the moment I thought about
release of life that comes on
And how hopefully wise we become
with each passing day
I wondered at this devine '
Animation Of Life'
As the moment her eyes opened wide
I could see
it was her first day
was her first sound
Time had stood still
Brought my knees to the ground

The moment I saw the look in her eyes
I knew I was captured by
an angel in disguise
And as I sit on that green
covered hill long ago
The memory of a deeper love
inside me flows

Oh - it comes and it passes through you

Tell me things that our fore fathers have tried
I'll tell you there's nothing in life to touch the birth of a child,
I want these words to linger on and on for I was there beside my loved one

Oh tell me there is nothing like seeing the birth of a child
So tell me the thought
the memory
lingers so.

Surrender

What a way to Surrender - Surrender

It was a mid-summer night dream long ago
I kinda got me a mood
About me, hit me,
Something was trying to tell me something

I know it sounds pretty crazy really
When you think about it, but I,
Heard voices calling me saying
Have you heard the good news personified

You realise what we're talking about
About the power of love
Why don't the United Nations
Declare a special night celebration

We're gonna send the weapons up on a starry night
Explode them above the atmosphere, it sounds right
The whole damn world will be watching
The magic mushrooms in the bright sky
Such a night of splendour
What a way to surrender

See me off down to grab the colonels and the generals
To write a letter to the heads of the Government - Government
Asking them to name, the day-ay-aya
If you think anything of anyone
Why don't sit right down and write that letter
Getting rid of that fear the sooner the better
How about this for a mid-summer night dream
A night we all will remember
All will remember

We're gonna send the weapons up on a starry night
Explode them above the atmosphere,
It sure sounds right (believe me)
The whole damn world will be watching
The whole damn world will be cheering
Such a night of splendour
What a way to surrender

All In A Matter Of Time

All in a matter of time
Greet the sunlight
Summer's morning, ever to be mine

All in a matter of time
Feel the rush of loves emotion
Bring me sunshine

Wonder what idea can form this very day
Takes its time to wake to such a chance
A dream these words clearly to my heart
To my heart

All in a matter of time
I would only want your loving
Closer to mine

All in a matter of time
Feel the spirit of this season
Drifting this way

Unlearning (The Dividing Line)

I seem to climb so high
They shooting me down
Shame so I walk in the dark
To the darkest street
As people pass you by
You look in their eyes
A signal so determined so strong
Imagination

I count my bessings
I can see what I mean
I don't need to stand on your feet
I am complete
The TV showed me clearly
Youth is the same
The same crazy game of ideal and understanding

Let me see the open door
Do it spell of wonderment in the arms of extasy
Can it help unlearning me
Shall we dance I say I am
Do I know a free'r man
Do you hear me -
Where are the signs that stop me
Coming to get the sharpest and the innocent
Ya-Ya

I saw my daddy he was crying in shame
No-one was to blame, no-one knew
His secret name
But then the spring arrived
And carried him high
High sort of mystifying high I remember

And then the talking started
Perfume the night
A thought between the spleen and ideal couldn't harm the kids
Such wisdom only counts the counting of cost
Such is the dividing line
Between ideal and understanding

Let me see the open door
Do it stand for Victory
Does it help unlearning me
Can I lose my self control
As you gain the hidden soul
In a state reality, see the door of gravity watch I
Universe University
Do it spell of wonderment in the arms of extasy
Does it help unlearning me
Am I born a free'r man
Can I say, I am I am
Do you hear me
Where are the signs that stop me
Coming to get the sharpest and the innocent

Let me see the open door
Do it stand for Victory
Does it help unlearning me
Can I lose my self control
Can I gain the hidden soul
In a state reality, see the door of gravity, watch I
Universe University
Do it spell of wonderment in the arms of extasy
Does it help unlearning me
Am I born a free'r man
Can I say, I am I am
Do you hear me
Where are the signs that stop me
Coming to get the sharpest and the innocent, ya-ya

A simple solid game of words in the night
A thought between the spleen and ideal
Doesn't harm the kids
Such wisdom only counts the counting of cost
Such is the dividing line

Boundaries

O'r the green mountains and
O'r the green valleys
I've walked through the country
And felt me an age
A people so strong
They resist for so long
The boundaries that hold them

Children can sing of the coming of Spring
A young man can't defend
What he knows to be wrong
Women so strong
Needing peace for so long
The homelands lay broken

So the refugee walks such a long lonely road
As the weak will die off
Make the young people old
To redeem a whole country
For selling its soul
To the bastions of war

Weep a fresh tear for the mass graves
I fear won't be long
As the young perish fast the land
Wiping the tears from the young
Gifted years, the millions lay down

Pressure Point

I have seen the trouble brewing
Seems the final curtain
Isn't very far away
After all we've all been waiting
For a testimony all about The Judgement day -

'Cept for reasons known for certain
How Judicial Judgement
Could foresee the final blow
All I know it's getting closer
Half expected I have waited
Now I fell I've really got to go

Soon the colours will be flying
Marching off to glory we become
A festive game
All in all a magic person
Pulling up the curtain
On the very Judegement day
Poison pressures what I'm saying
Will the spoils be war
Reaching the everlasting way
Born to listen to the cheering

Gee he knows just how you want to drive
Riding high fingers to the sky
Reaching out we spend our very day
Giving it away, giving it away

Master did you hear children sing
Sounds just like they heard the real thing
Master did you make some other plan
Lets go sub-divide hand in hand
Let it be good
Let it be real good
Brother Sister
Give it a reason
A reason for loving
Reason for wanting
Let it be good
Let it be good
Gotta be good
Let it be good

Much Better Reason

She would travel most each day
Down a lonely road, a winding way
Just to purchase from a shop
Where an eager villain waited there
Just to sell her smiles
Just to say la la
say la la

Cost was not important
It was the way her body made it right
Lost amongst her passion where
Relief was fast the pain was nice
Quick way for a smile
Just to smile la la - la la
Looking in her eyes I saw
I could see her looking back at me
I asked if she would dance the night
She reminded me
I'd seen her once before
A long time ago -

There you go, I softly spoke
You smile but not be joyful
I wanna know, I wanna know,
Why is it hard for you to feel good
And then she laughed, looked at me
And said it's really not your business
It's not for you to know

You see the spell was broke
I took her arm please be seated
This won't take too long
Problem is so old and spent
I begin to wonder
Why you went
Smiling shops your eyes
Your smile is no surprise
no surprise
Let me write it down I said
'Cos I know you are afraid of me
I'll explain in a kind of rhyme
So's not to scare ya
Not to scare your senses
Not at all

Hear me now, concentrate
You go into a mirror
Into a shop a selling shop
It's where you go back for your pleasure
He lets you smile
You're on display
He lets you loose identity
loose identity

Oh Questa Vitoria
Santa Maria
Questa Dela

Well I guess I touched the secret note
I guess I got it right so right
You ask me am I supposed to see
What has been your secret secrecy
You just see yourself
Like a mirror you see yourself
See yourself

Ya know pleasure is a costly game
Like a game the pleasure's winning
Naturally the pleasures mine
So be ready with your special really special winning smile

Give me a smile in a while
You get a much much better feeling
Give them away everyday
You get a much much better feeling

I get a ma, you get a ma,
We get a much much better feeling

Smile we say la la!!

All Gods Children

All Gods children shall be free
All Gods people shine a light on me
All Gods children shall be free
All Gods people shine a light on me

I can play with the game call it purification
We can dance to the fantasy mystification
You can make it by living within the vicinity
I be ready to kiss you and love you infinity
dancing in gravity

All Gods children shall be free
All Gods people shine a light on me

We were ready believing the heavenly choir
And the jollyfication is getting us higher and higher
Oh! the joy would be climbing and singing the stars at night
We be touching the strategy getting it just right

Better get out and work out a way to the energy

They be calling with musical high choreography
Just to dance with the thought inconceivable beauty
To be ready to kiss you and love you infinity
dancing in gravity

Like a song that has waited so long for its freedom
I be ready to run with you true inspiration
Have you heard of the people the Magical Trinity
I am ready to kiss you and love you infinity
dancing in gravity


+ 30/06/02