"Leave It" as written by Trevor Rabin, Chris Squire and Trevor Horn....
I can feel no sense of measure
No illusions as we take
Refuge in young man's pleasure
Breaking down the dreams we make real

One down one to go
Another town and one more show
Downtown they're giving away
But she never came back

No phone can take your place
Do you know what I mean
We have the same intrigue
As a court of kings

Ah leave it, ah leave it
Dit, dit, dit, dit, dit, dit, dit
Doot, doot, doot, doot, doot, doot, doot

Two down there you go
McArthur Park in the driving snow
Uptown they're digging it out
Better lay your claim

Get home you're not alone
You just broke out of the danger zone
Be there to show your face
On another dreamy day

Ah leave it, ah leave it
Dit, dit, dit, dit, dit, dit, dit
Doot, doot, doot, doot, doot, doot, doot

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye bad
Leave it
Hello, hello, heaven

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye bad
Leave it
Hello, hello, heaven

I can feel no sense of measure
No illusions as we take
Refuge in young man's pleasure
Breaking down the dreams we make real

Ah leave it, ah leave it

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye bad
Leave it
Hello, hello, heaven

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye bad
Leave it
Hello, hello, heaven


Lyrics submitted by KirstenDanielle

"Leave It" as written by Trevor Horn Trevor Rabin

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Downtown Music Publishing, CARLIN AMERICA INC

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  • +1
    General CommentPropblast is almost right in that it's about a band on the road. But it's not about them, it's about another nameless band, one that wastes its time doing pointless gigs ("MacArthur Park in the driving snow" -- "MacArthur Park" the song, by the way), and gets back to the hotel to do some blow ("Goodbye bad, hello heaven"). They even count off the number of dates remaining on their tour because its become just an exercise. "Leave It" is also a reference to the last line in the Beatles' "Lovely Rita".
    random_carbuncleon January 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo one's commented on this? This is a great song, my favorite on 90125 other than owner of a lonely heart. And it has that really dated music video with cheap video effects being applied to a photo of the band.
    RoboLuncheonon March 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. Quintessential Yes. No idea what it's about though.
    whapcapnon May 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere can i find the video?
    findsomepeaceon December 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"We have the intrigue as a court of kings"

    A stab/reference to King Crimson??
    nirvanafan700on June 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis one is easy. It is about being in a band and on the road. They talk about being so weary of the party and "young man's pleasure" that your "sense of measure" is gone and the dreams you built for yourself (as in making it as a band) are breaking down. It makes you want to "leave it" all. He talks about the number of towns and shows. When he gets home, he's not alone. There are fans or press constantly hounding him. Downtown they're giving away but she never came back might be a reference to the roadies. They give it away, but they get no relationship. No phone can take your place is obvious.
    propblaston October 25, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentLike most prog rock songs, it's not supposed to have a meaning. I love the a cappella beginning.
    ColdCaton March 21, 2006   Link

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