"It Can Happen" as written by and Jon/rabin Anderson....
You can fool yourself
You can cheat until you're blind
You can cut your heart
It can happen

You can mend the wires
You can feed the soul apart
You reach
It can happen to you
It can happen to me
It can happen to everyone eventually

It's a constant fight
A constant fight
You're pushing the needle to the red
Black and white
Who knows who's right
No substitute you're born you're dead
Fly by night
Created out of fantasy
Our destinations call

Look up
Look down
Look out
Look around
Look up
Look down
There's a crazy world outside
We're not about to lose our pride

It can happen to you
It can happen to me
It can happen to everyone eventually

As you happen to say
It can happen today
As it happens
It happens in every way

This world I like
We architects of life
A song a sigh
Developing words that linger
Through fields of green through open eyes
This for us to see

Look up
Look down
Look out
Look around
So look up
Look down
There's a crazy world outside
We're not about to lose our pride

It can happen to you
It can happen to me
It can happen to everyone eventually

As you happen to say
It can happen today
As it happens
It happens in every way

As you happen to see
It will happen to be
Nothing happens to nowhere and nowhere

Solo

Look up
Look down
There's a crazy world outside
We're not about to lose our pride

It can happen to you
It can happen to me
It can happen to everyone eventually

As you happen to see
It will happen to be
Nothing happens to nowhere and nowhere

You can fool yourself
You can cheat until you're blind
You can cut your heart

You can fool yourself It can happen to you
You can cheat until you're blind It can happen to me

You can cut your heart It can happen to eveyone eventually
As you happen to say
It can happen today
As it happens
It happens in every way

You can mend the wires
You can feed the soul apart
You can touch your life
You can bring your soul alive
It can happen to you
It can happen to me
It can happen to everyone eventually

As you happen to say
It can happen today
As it happens
It happens in every way


Lyrics submitted by KirstenDanielle

"It Can Happen" as written by Jon Anderson Trevor Rabin

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., CARLIN AMERICA INC

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    General CommentI loved this song , but never knew what it was about.
    A friend told me it was a warning for AIDS. and the risk of unprotected sex. He told me they gave out condoms at a concert during this song in 1983.
    Since this song came out just around the time Aids was hitting the news maybe its a possibilty.
    Blibstodgeon March 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always wondered what the voice over says toward the end of the song
    grapefruitm00non November 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe the song is about healing oneself spritually
    First saying how you you can fool yourself ,cheat,and hurt you heart.
    but then goes on to say that you can mend the wires,which would be your heart and feed your soul ,your spirt.The one thing that keeps one from doing this is pride.
    Suprising to me the word Love isn't in the song,because Love heals all.
    mrtoycrazyon April 21, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe song is about spiritual awakening.... about how it can happen to you or anyone.

    Key lines:

    1) "You can cut your heart" (you can sabotage yourself)

    2) "You're pushing the needle to the red... Black and White, Who know who's right?" (philosophy, even in science - 200 years ago what we thought about the speed of light and such as drastically changed the "truth" and "facts" as we know them about the universe. "All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth." ~Friedrich Nietzsche ).

    3) "Look up-Look down, Look out-Look around, Look up-Look down" (This is a common spiritual message in many religions. One example, Joseph Campbell covers the Navajo Indian Pollen Path: The pollen path is the path to the center. The Navaho say, "Oh, beauty before me, beauty behind me, beauty to the right of me, beauty to the left of me, beauty above me, beauty below me, I'm on the pollen path."

    There are many more relevant lines in the song.
    RoundSparrowon August 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationthe it that happens is something so major and life changing that it changes your whole outlook of the world. Namely, for the singer at least, it makes you see good in everything around you. Like a light has been shined into a cave you are trapped in. You instantly are hit with a wave of love for everyone. Like someone else said, it could be finding religion but you don't need that to be happy. You just suddenly realize "Everything is awesome."
    averagejoey2000on July 08, 2014   Link

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