Yes - Spirit of Survival Lyrics

YES Magnification cover art
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In this world the gods have lost their way

Can't keep this picture from out of my mind
This fear hand in hand crossing innocence, time
Surrounding creation they caught in a trap
The youngest offenders will witness confusion

They drive him so fast not a care in the end
Escaping collision every twist every bend
When you're young invincible nothing to lose
Keep seeing this picture standing in a circle
The gods have forgotten to switch on the light
Who's lost in the dark will crash in the night

These lessons we're living the lies of the day
Expect them to honor and never disobey
Yet greed is controlling the elders display
No wonder the younger look at them in shame

The spirit of survival
Who's teaching the hatred
The spirit of survival
Or the class of your school
The spirit of survival
The color of your money
We're standing in a circle
We don't understand at all

They don't understand at all
In this world I truly do believe there is a safer place
In this world I truly do believe there is a safer place

The younger the older the wiser become
Recover misfortune this true life as one
Our genius is shining the past has all gone
What's left is the clearest perception of one
The spirit of survival
To magnify the power
The spirit of survival
To magnify the soul
The spirit of survival
To magnify the love
We're standing in a circle
We don't understand at all
We don't understand at all
In this world

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Magnification
  • 2 Spirit of Survival
  • 3 Don’t Go
  • 4 Give Love Each Day
  • 5 Can You Imagine?
  • 6 We Agree
  • 7 Soft as a Dove
  • 8 Dreamtime
  • 9 In the Presence Of: i) Deeper ii) Death of Ego iii)True Beginner iv) Turn Around and Remember
  • 10 Time Is Time


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Alan White, Chris Squire, Jon Anderson, Steve James Howe
    album: Track 2 in album Magnification
    release date: 2001-9-11
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Art Rock/Prog Rock/Symphonic Rock
    length: 6:04
    producer: Yes and Tim Weidner
    drums: Alan White
    conductor: Larry Groupé
    lead vocals: Jon Anderson
    mixer: Steve MacMillan and Tim Weidner
    engineer: Tim Weidner
    recorded by: Tim Weidner
    background vocals: Chris Squire
    guitar: Steve Howe
    additional engineer: John Elder and Nick Sevilla
    additional recorded by: Charlie Bouis
    bass guitar: Chris Squire
    executive producer: Jordan Berliant
    orchestrator: Bruce Donnelly, Frank Macchia and Larry Groupé
    Album Information
    label: Eagle Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5034504118928
    script: Latin