"The Revealing Science of God" as written by Jon Anderson, Steve James Howe, Chris Squire, Alan White and Rick Wakeman....
The Revealing Science of God can
Be seen as an ever-opening flower in which
Simple truths emerge examining the complexities
And magic of the past and how we should not forget
The song that has been left to us to hear. The
Knowledge of God is a search, constant and clear.

Dawn of light lying between a silence and sold sources,
Chased amid fusions of wonder, in moments hardly seen forgotten
Colored in pastures of chance dancing leaves cast spells of challenge,
Amused but real in thought, we fled from the sea whole.
Dawn of thought transferred through
Moments of days under searching earth
Revealing corridors of time provoking memories,
Disjointed but with purpose,
Craving penetrations offer links with the self instructor's sharp
And tender love as we took to the air, a picture of distance.
Dawn of our power we amuse redescending as fast as misused
Expression, as only to teach love as to reveal passion chasing
Late into corners, and we danced from the ocean.
Dawn of love sent within us colours of awakening among the many
Won't to follow, only tunes of a different age, as the links span
Our endless caresses for the freedom of life everlasting.

Talk to the sunlight caller
Soft summer mover distance mine

Called out a tune but I never saw the face
Heard but not replaced
I ventured to talk, but I never lost my place

Cast out a spell rendered for the light of day
Lost in lights array
I ventured to see, as the sound began to play

What happened to this song we once knew so well
Signed promise for moments caught within the spell
I must have waited all my life for this
Moment moment

The future poised with the splendor just begun
The light we were as on


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"The Revealing Science of God" as written by Jon Anderson, Steve James Howe, Chris Squire, Alan White, Rick Wakeman

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    General CommentThe opening chant is about evolution, The very beginning to now. The ascent of man. The title says it all. Science is slowly revealing the hand of God over billions of years. to see the Some of the lyrics are wrong here again.
    "Dawn of light lying between a silence and sold sources" It's "Solid sources." Using a solid (dust) to create everything.
    Beach Bumon February 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't feel this one really holds together like "The Ancient" and "Ritual" do, and some parts of the lyrics sound completely stoned of course. Yeah, but if you love this band you're able to cut off attention to some of the lyrics, and listen to the drama of the music and the unearthly grooves (like the wonderous flow of piano, mellotron strings, cymbals and slow drums that opens the second section).

    There's an ecstatic lift to the opening that's so typical of Yes: the conviction and joy as he intones "Talk to the sunlight caller", over those waves of guitar and mellotron. The bits around the "And thru the rhythm" verses and the speeded-up solos after, that's the stuff that sounds the most out-of-the-way now, but I loved that part when I first heard the album.
    tinderboxon March 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't even listen to the lyrics just the way they chant it is amazing.
    Klatch89on August 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is partially about the miracles that occurred during the time of Exodus, and how we've seemingly forgotten the miracles that God performed for the Israelites when they were fleeing the Egyptians.

    "We fled from the sea whole." and "And we danced from the ocean." clearly refer to the Red Sea crossing.

    "What happened to this song we once knew so well?" questions why miracles are not recognized in everyday life, or it could be questioning why God doesn't perform the same types of miracles he performed in Exodus.

    "Did we forget what happened? surely we can tell" again refers to the miracles of the Exodus, and the fact we "can tell" what happened via reading the Bible.

    The whole theme of God runs through this song, thus the name "Revealing Science of God".
    rgfeinon July 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentTFTO 4 movements are based on a footnote in Paramhansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi according to the liner notes. I do not remember any more specifics then that. TRSoG is clearly about evolution from amoeba to spiritual beings.
    raylwardon September 18, 2011   Link
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    Lyric Correction"The Revealing Science Of God (Dance Of The Dawn)"

    Dawn of light lying between a silence and sold sources
    Chased amid fusions of wonder
    In moments hardly seen forgotten
    Coloured in pastures of chance dancing leaves cast spells of challenge
    Amused but real in thought, we fled from the sea whole

    Dawn of thought transferred through moments of days undersearching earth
    Revealing corridors of time provoking memories
    Disjointed but with purpose
    Craving penetrations offer links with the self instructors sharp and tender love
    As we took to the air a picture of distance

    Dawn of our power we amuse redescending as fast as misused expression
    As only to teach love as to reveal passion chasing late into corners
    And we danced from the ocean

    Dawn of love sent within us colours of awakening among the many wont to follow
    Only tunes of a different age
    As the links span our endless caresses for the freedom of life everlasting

    Talk to the sunlight caller
    Soft summer mover distance mine

    Called out a tune but I never saw the face
    Heard but not replaced
    I ventured to talk but I never lost my place

    Cast out a spell rendered for the light of day
    Lost in lights array
    I ventured to see as the sound began to play

    What happened to this song we once knew so well
    Signed promise for moments caught within the spell
    I must have waited all my life for this
    Moment moment

    The future poised with the splendour just begun
    The light we were as one
    And crowded through the curtains of liquid into sun

    And for a moment when our world had filled the skies
    Magic turned our eyes
    To feast on the treasure set for our strange device

    What happened to wonders we once knew so well
    Did we forget what happened, surely we can tell
    We must have waited all our lives for this
    Moment moment moment

    Starlight movement
    Reasons
    Release forward
    Tallest rainbow
    Sun shower seasons
    Life flower reasons

    They move fast, they tell me
    But I just can't believe that I can feel it
    There's someone to tell you
    Amid the challenge we look around in unison with you

    Getting over overhanging trees, let them rape the forest
    Thoughts would send our fusion clearly to be home
    Getting over wars we do not mean, or so it seems so clearly
    Sheltered with our passion clearly to be home

    They move fast, they tell me
    But I just can't believe they really mean to
    There's someone to tell you
    And I just can't believe our song will leave you

    Skyline teacher
    Warland seeker
    Send out poison
    Cast iron leader

    And through the rhythm of moving slowly
    Sent through the rhythm work out the story
    Move over glory to sons of old fighters past

    Young Christians see it from the beginning
    Old people feel it, that's what they're saying
    Move over glory to sons of old fighters past

    They move fast, they tell me
    But I just can't believe they really mean to
    There's someone to tell you
    A course towards a universal season

    Getting over overhanging trees, let them rape the forest
    They might stand and leave them clearly to be home
    Getting over wars they do not mean, we charm the movement suffers
    Call out all our memories clearly to be home

    We've moved fast, we need love
    A part we offer is our only freedom

    What happened to this song we once knew so well
    Signed promise for moments caught within the spell
    We must have waited all our lives for this
    Moment moment

    Past present movers moments we'll process the future,
    But only through Him we know
    Send flowered rainbows

    A piece apart chased flowers of the dark and lights of songs
    To follow and show all we feel for and know of
    Cast round

    You seekers of the truth aceepting that reason will relive
    And breathe and hope and chase and love
    For you and you and you
    Sunnyhillon June 08, 2012   Link
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    General CommentHuhh.. Maybe the YES tune that had the strongest impact on me. Deep, mysterious, beautiful, complex and yet organic, and so much more.

    I agree (to some critics) that the project of that double album was a bit "over the edge", that that kind of story about the "evolution of mankind" was a bit too much for an album, but I never really cared about the lyrics, except for them generally having that spiritual, uplifting vibe... What's absolutely amazing about this track (just as for most YES classics) is the whole organic "something made of music + voice + words". I always felt that every incredible guitar cord and keyboard phrase is so well placed in terms of sound (the way the guitar chords are differently played each time, don't find the right words to express what I hear...), so epic, beautiful, it is certainly also a question of personally being "tuned" in the same way as the musicians... No wonder lots of people just HATE that sound and think it to be "artsy"

    For me it is just a fu****ing masterpiece of art, period.
    alba63on July 29, 2015   Link

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