The Prophet Lyrics


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Chris Squire, Jon Anderson
album: Track 5 in album Time and a Word
release date: 1970-7-24
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Psychedelic Rock/Art Rock/Prog Rock
length: 6:38
producer: Tony Colton
writer: Jon Anderson, Chris Squire

Cover Art

YES Time and a Word cover art
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Long ago, a tall man told a tale of yesterday
Searching for the truth to life and not for just a way
Finding pleasure from this house his ears, they did obey
In his life a moment's pleasure, never to delay

He was lost and in his trust
He found a new meaning
Seeing the things in different lights
His life was redeemed

Words of peace will fill his mind and change his way of life
Peaceful meetings with his heart have made him more alive
Meeting wise old women on the cliffs of life itself
Asking not for personal meaning, more for just himself

Soon we'll be as he proclaimed
In a new way of living
Take the things you need in life
But remember the giving

Prophesy within your mind and you will work it out
Prophesy that some will die but only those who doubt
Then you'll never worry as sometimes you used to do
Just remember when you're gone there's someone after you, you

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed
  • 2 Then
  • 3 Everydays
  • 4 Sweet Dreams
  • 5 The Prophet
  • 6 Clear Days
  • 7 Astral Traveller
  • 8 Time and a Word