Yes - Survival Lyrics

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Sunshine is creeping in
And somewhere in a field a life begins
An egg too proud to rape
The beginning of a shape of things to come
That starts the run
Life has begun
Fly fast the gun

The mother flew too late
And life within the egg was left to fate
Not really knowing how
The world outside would take it when it came
And life's the same
For things we aim
Are we to blame?

Don't doubt the fact there's life within you
Yesterday's endings will tomorrow life give you
All that dies
Dies for a reason
To put its strength into the seasons

Survival,
Survival
They take away and they give
The living's right to live (its all that we need to give)
The living's right to know

The egg breaks all is out
The crawling bird begins to scream and shout
Where is the parent bird?
A loneliness arose and heard its name, ring in
For lives, begin
Survival win
Survival sin

So soon the evening comes
And with it runs the aching fear of hate
Could someone still remain
Who thinks he still could gain by escaping fate?
It's much too late
Don't underrate
Appreciate

Don't doubt the fact there's life within you
Yesterday's endings will tomorrow life give you
All that dies
Dies for a reason
To put its strength into the seasons
Survival,
Survival
They take away and they give
The living's right to live (its all that we need to give)
The living's right to know

Survival,
Survival
They take away and they give
The living's right to live (its all that we need to give)

The living's right to know (its all that we have to show)
And we're all going (And we're all going)
And we're all going (And we're all going)
And we're all going somewhere
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Beyond and Before
  • 2 I See You
  • 3 Yesterday and Today
  • 4 Looking Around
  • 5 Harold Land
  • 6 Every Little Thing
  • 7 Sweetness
  • 8 Survival


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Jon Anderson
    album: Track 8 in album Yes
    release date: 1969-7-25
    popularity : 79 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock/Art Rock/Hard Rock/New Wave/Pop Rock
    length: 6:18
    producer: Yes and Paul Clay
    drums: Bill Bruford
    lead vocals: Jon Anderson
    engineer: Gerald Chevin
    guitar: Peter Banks
    keyboard: Tony Kaye
    bass guitar: Chris Squire
    composer: Jon Anderson
    lyricist: Jon Anderson
    Album Information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin