"Parallels" as written by and Chris Squire....
When you've tried most everything and nothing's taking you higher.
When you come to realize, you've been playing with fire.
Hear me when I say to you, it's really down to your heart.

It's the beginning of a new love in sight.
You've got the way to make it all happen.
Set it spinning turning roundabout.
Create a new dimension.
When we are winning we can stop and shout
Making love towards perfection.

I've been all around the world and seen so many faces.
Young and old a story told, filling in my spaces.
Now without a trce of doubt I feel it every hour.

It's the beginning of a new love inside.
Could be an ever opening flower.
No hesitation when we're all about
To build a shining tower.
No explanations, need to work it out.
You know we've got the power.

Parallel our sights.
And we will find, that we, we need, to be, where we, belong.
Parallel our heights
Display our rights, and wrongs, and always keep it--STRONG.

It's the beginning of a new love in sight.
Could be an ever opening flower.
No explanations, need to work it out.
You know we've got the power.

It's the beginning of a new love inside.
You've got the way to make it all happen.
Set it spinning turning roundabout.
Create a new dimension.
When we are winning we can stop and shout
Making love towards perfection.


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"Parallels" as written by Chris Squire

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    General CommentThis song is about God. "When you've tried most everything and nothings taking you higher" is about drugs, and how that is not the answer. "Create a new dimension" and the title of the song, "Parallels" means that God exists on a parallel dimension to ourselves. "You know we've got the power" means that everyone has the power inside of themselves to reach God, and "ever opening flower" and "Build a shining tower" means that God can help you reach new heights. The name of the group itself, "Yes" means that "Yes, God exists". Lots of their songs are about God.
    rgfeinon May 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentParallels should have been on their 35th Anniversary CD set. It's just an awesome tune. I love the church organ. It's an inspirational song.
    ColdCaton March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRecorded in some Swiss church? " A new love inside" - butterfly stomach, sunshine in my stomach, a new love, glorious
    nagromnaion April 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song. One of my favorite Yes songs.
    To me, I think it's about someone going through rough times with a past relationship, hence the "playing with fire."
    We always find comfort in people's words when things happen, but it's really up to us to finally let things go.
    When we eventually let go of what has happened in the past, and open up our heart, we can learn to love again.
    Very inspirational song. I love it, every member plays their instrument with confidence and it all fits so well!
    TOPmusicman8on December 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSteve Howe's solos both shine in this fine song, and I never tire of it.
    Flyersfanon May 13, 2008   Link
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    My Opinionyes, this is a great that has aged well. great riffs....there are a few coldplay songs that have an organ sound similar to this....i think we should hear this tune more often.
    superalgorithmon March 26, 2016   Link

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