Machine Messiah



publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Steve James Howe, Chris Squire, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn
album: Track 1 in album Drama
release date: 1980-8-18
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genres: Rock
styles: Progressive Metal/Hard Rock/New Wave
length: 10:27
producer: Eddy Offord and Yes
drums: Alan White
lead vocals: Trevor Horn
engineer: Hugh Padgham
arranger: Yes
background vocals: Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Chris Squire and Alan White
keyboard: Geoff Downes
additional engineer: George Chambers
percussion: Alan White
bass guitar: Chris Squire
electric guitar: Steve Howe
writer: Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Chris Squire, Trevor Horn

Album Information

label: Atlantic
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

YES Drama cover art


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Run down a street
That summer has gone
Resenting the pace of the dawn.
All of them waiting for time.
The machine-Messiah

To the cities we build
To the satanic mills
That we feel it every
Maybe we'll change
To finally unlearn our lessons

(Reply- friends make their way of escape into systems of chance)
Waiting and watching, the tables are turning
I need to be there.
I care to see them walk away
They will return.
Machine, Messiah
Search for a higher
Take me to the fire
Show me the strength of your

Claws at the shores of the water upon which we dance
All of us waiting for time
And to be there when they
Maybe we'll change
To finally unlearn our lessons

Take me into the fire
Hold me, machine Messiah
The strength of your singular eye.


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Machine Messiah
  • 2 White Car
  • 3 Does It Really Happen?
  • 4 Into the Lens
  • 5 Run Through the Light
  • 6 Tempus Fugit