"Our Song" as written by and Chris Squire Jon Anderson....
Toledo was just another good stop
Along the good king's highway
My fortification took me by surprise
And hit me sending me sideways
Spellbound - Roundly - Good for sunshine
Can't help thinking

Singing the Rule Britannia
And this is where it grabs you
There's method in the key of see
Toledo's got to be the silver city
In this good country

Our song
It gives us a reason
Our song
That good remedy
Music has magic
That stuff of syncopation

Ever tried driving it to golden heights
Just simply jiving it
My mystification it got a
Jewel skies crazy spacing it
Hot sun - Crowded - Screams high voices
Singing speechless

Touching of the healing heart
So this is where we really start
Music is a shout of foregone conclusions
As long as music plays its part
Good good part

Our song
It gives us a reason
Our song
That good remedy
Music has magic
It's good clear syncopation

Treat it good
Treat it rightly
And if you get it flowing
The harmony is glowing
So get ready
So get ready
Don't go toledo toledo don't go
Music
Good to you
Music
Good to you


Lyrics submitted by KirstenDanielle

"Our Song" as written by Alan White Trevor Rabin

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

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    General CommentPresumably a reflection of a better then average gig in Toledo?

    Anyhow, a straightforward (for Yes) and upbeat song that always lifts my spirits.
    nescienton April 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentindeed. i always loved the bit that goes "our song, it gives us a reason. our song, that good remedy. music and magic. it's good clear syncopation".
    KirstenDanielleon February 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs from Yes, and it is very uplifting; sounds like a song for summer with an almost typical 80's vibe going on.
    Flyersfanon May 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs from Yes, and it is very uplifting; sounds like a song for summer with an almost typical 80's vibe going on.
    Flyersfanon May 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs from Yes, and it is very uplifting; sounds like a song for summer with an almost typical 80's vibe going on.
    Flyersfanon May 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningAccording to Alan White, Yes's 1977 show in Toledo was especially memorable to the band, mainly because of the temperature inside the Toledo Sports Arena: it was the hottest venue the band had performed in, reaching 126 °F (52 °C). (wikipedia)

    However, the heavy reference to Toledo was just a nod to a moment. The song is actually about national anthems, and how they are a unifying song for each country's people:
    Our song: It gives us a reason
    Our song: That good remedy
    Music has magic — It's good clear syncopation
    jason12664on February 23, 2016   Link

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